In my last column, I argued that Hadi’s hadd bill is problematic because of maliciousness and the deceptive way it was tabled/not tabled yet. Even Marina Mahathir’s column on the subject was rejected by The Star.
The federal government’s executive authority, namely the cabinet of ministers, allowed the tabling the Hadd Bill without due process and adequate consensus building within the cabinet.
From the post-cabinet noise and objections by MCA, MIC and Gerakan, obviously the PM’s approval of this bill being tabled was not based on a consensus. The PDBS president rejected it completely and the CM of Sarawak has now said a flat ‘No’. They both warned about a reaction from Sabah and Sarawakian communities and parties.