PM challenged to change constitution to turn M'sia into Islamic state

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Former law minister Zaid Ibrahim today challenged the government and PAS to set in motion amendments to the Federal Constitution, if they want to achieve an Islamic state.

Zaid said the government should be bold and state this to be its goal, if this was its intention, instead of hiding behind amendments to the Syariah Court (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act (Act 355).

"Tell the people your grand plan; and if you want Islam a la Taliban, then let the Islamised criminal law of the land apply to everyone.

"Equality before the law, after all, is a central tenet of our nation enshrined in Article 8 of the Federal Constitution," he said in a blog posting.

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