DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang and secretary-general Lim Guan Eng should state their stand when Kelantan tables the bill to seek a declaration on the implementation of the Kelantan Syariah Criminal Code (ii) Enactment 1993 or commonly known as PAS’s hudud law.
Although DAP Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh had said that it was unwise to implement hudud in Kelantan, this is just Karpal’s personal view, and if DAP were a responsible party, the Lims cannot continue to keep mum on this issue.
The passing of the hudud enactment will affect the life of the non-Muslims in the state. If Karpal can object against it and opine that it is an unconstitutional act, why can’t the Lims not tell everyone about their stand on this issue?
Since Karpal has quit as DAP chairperson, he is just an ordinary MP. He can no longer speak on behalf of DAP. The Lims should make a stand to display their determination in rejecting hudud.
The Lims have been quiet on this because they cannot afford to offend their PAS tai kor and make known whether the party supports the implementation of the Islamic law.
If the party is against the implementation of hudud, why not say it clearly and let the people see how daring DAP is; and if DAP agrees with PAS, it should make its stand to tell the people that it is a common policy from Pakatan Rakyat.
LEONG KIM SOON is MCA Youth secretary-general.