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Karpal repeats: NO HUDUD! - malaysiakini

Malaysiakini's report:

DAP stalwart Karpal Singh has once again reminded Anwar Ibrahim and PAS that there is no room for an Islamic agenda in secular Malaysia.


In view of this, he urged the opposition leader and Islamic party to drop the Islamic state agenda and the intention of implementing hudud laws.

Karpal said the Islamic state vision runs counter to the federal constitution's secular vision of Malaysia.

Both these visions, he stressed, cannot be reconciled.

"I call upon PAS and Anwar to respect the federal constitution. In fact, I'm surprised at Anwar's ambivalent stand on this," the Bukit Gelugor MP told reporters after submitting a letter to Yang Dipertuan Agong Mizan Zainal Abidin on the matter of Chief Justice Zaki Azmi.

"PAS has been quite consistent on their stand right from the beginning. But I didn't expect Anwar to say that PKR is also for hudud even though it's limited to Muslims alone," he said.

Karpal also called for PAS to consult with one of its own leading members - former Lord President Salleh Abas - who had delivered a judgment earlier declaring Malaysia to be a secular state with secular laws.

"PAS should, in fact, have a word with Salleh Abas and have him explain to them what he did together with four other judges at the Supreme Court which, at that time, was the supreme court of the land.

"That judgment is still there, it has not been overruled, and PAS must respect it. It must be respected by everyone," he added -