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Muftis meeting with Hadi better than debate, says PAS info chief

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It is better for muftis from all states to meet with PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang on planned amendment to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act (Act 355) instead of a one-on-one debate, said a party leader.

Thus, PAS information chief Nasrudin Hassan said a debate between Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin and Hadi was unnecessary.

"The objective is so that the muftis get a direct explanation from the person responsible for bringing the private member's bill to amend Act 355, and then have a dialogue and simultaneously streamline the understanding, decisions, and actions of the muftis in Malaysia," Nasrudin said in a statement today.

Yesterday Mohd Asri said he was prepared to debate with Hadi on the amendments if the latter was agreeable to it ...

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