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Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

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When there's too much dirt...

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

On Hudud: Has Hadi been taken for a ride by Najib?

Ex-Law Minister, Zaid Ibrahim and ex-DPM, Musa Hitam, were among the first to openly object to PAS's initiative and passing of the Bill on Hudud in the Kelantan State Assembly.

While we are waiting anxiously for PM and Umno President, Najib to open his golden mouth on the matter, more and more leaders from both sides of the political divide as well as NGOs and private individuals, have come out to state their objections to hudud. Leaders in Sabah and Sarawak are generally opposed to it. Their support (aka 'Fixed Deposits') had been vital to keeping BN's rule. We can understand the dilemma Najib is in and we can see through his objective of having hudud to cause a split in Pakatan Rakyat. This has almost been achieved with DAP announcing their opposition to Hadi as President of PAS, but not the political party.

So far, two ministers have openly stated their objections to any introduction of a Private Member's Bill on Hudud in parliament. Many people are of the opinion that these two statements are indication of what Najib's stand will be like. In other words, PAS President could have been taken for a ride for being given the false hope of seeing the success of hudud in Parliament.

Nazri Aziz on Hudud: Stupid to discuss something that won’t happen
Former de facto law minister Nazri Aziz has dismissed PAS’ high hopes to see the Islamic penal code implemented in Kelantan.

"No need to discuss something that will not happen. It’s stupid for anyone to even be discussing Hudud," Nazri, the present tourism minister and first Umno minister to dismiss Hudud openly, told reporters in the Parliament lobby, The Malaysian Insider reported.

According to him, the Hudud bill could only be passed by amending the Federal Constitution which required the support of two-thirds of the legislators in Parliament.

Nancy says nay to hudud
Now Nancy Shukri, the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, is saying that hudud would be impossible to implement in Malaysia.

Nancy, the de-facto Law Minister, is the second Barisan Nasional minister after Umno’s Nazri Aziz to comment that PAS’ attempt to push through a Private Member’s Bill to amend hudud laws would fail.

Nancy, who is from the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu, said punishment for offences under the Islamic penal code would clash with those provided for under civil criminal laws, reports The Malay Mail Online.

And implementing hudud might result in "double jeopardy", she added.

"I am in agreement with Datuk Nazri. It is just not possible… In Sarawak, I don’t think they will get the vote for hudud.

Zairil: Muslim DAP MP rejects PAS’s hudud as ‘man-made’ law
'The DAP national assistant publicity secretary stressed that criticisms against the implementation of hudud come not just from non-Muslims and the public, but even from Islamic scholars.

"For example, renowned Islamic scholar Professor Tariq Ramadan has called for a moratorium on hudud because the world has changed and it’s no longer conducive for the implementation of hudud," said Zairil.'

'PKR central committee member Latheefa Koya said Friday that the hudud law that PAS is pushing for is not in line with Quranic teachings, noting four differences between the holy book’s teaching on hudud and Kelantan’s hudud enactment.'

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G25: Hudud law means abandoning moderation
The group of 25 prominent Malay civil servants has urged Putrajaya to uphold the Federal Constitution and prevent the implementation of hudud law.

Council of Rulers opposes amendments needed to enforce hudud
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Lim Kit Siang: Najib should be given another 48 hours to make his statement on the stand of UMNO/BN MPs on Hadi’s private member’s bill on hudud implementation in Kelantan
'In fact, Najib’s failure to announce UMNO/BN’s opposition to Hadi’s private member’s bill would itself be a tectonic shift in the cardinal nation-building policies which the country’s first three Prime Ministers, Tunku Abdul Rahman, Tun Razak and Tun Hussein, the Barisan Nasional and before it, the Alliance, had previously espoused without any equivocation.

In fact, all the previous five Prime Ministers, Tunku Abdul Rahman, Tun Razak, Tun Hussein, Tun Mahathir and Tun Abdullah when they were Prime Ministers would have no hesitation to declare that hudud law is against the Malaysian Constitution and unsuitable for a multi-racial and multi-religious nation like Malaysia.

If Najib is not prepared to declare what the previous five Prime Ministers would have no hesitation in doing during their premiership, it means that the UMNO/Barisan Nasional under Najib has deviated from previous UMNO/BN policies.'


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