Home > News > Nation
Thursday May 15, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Thursday May 15, 2014 MYT 10:12:38 AM
KOTA BARU: The two Private Member’s Bills which would pave the way for hudud to be implemented in Kelantan have not been put on hold – they could still be tabled in September.
Deputy Mentri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Abdullah said several issues had to be resolved first before the Bills were presented in Parliament.
Mohd Amar, a member of the national-level hudud technical committee and head of the state-level committee, said the Bills had not been put on hold and could be tabled in the September parliamentary meeting.
“We cannot jump the gun because we need to have the outcome from the national committee. It will make the final conclusion on the matter,” he said after the weekly state executive council meeting at Kota Darul Naim here yesterday.
Mohd Amar added that the Kelantan government had not yet set a date to enforce the syariah criminal code.
On Sunday, PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang had announced that the tabling of the Bills in Parliament would not be carried out during the Dewan Rakyat meeting next month.
He said the postponement was to give sufficient time to the joint federal-Kelantan technical committee to study the implementation of the Kelantan Syariah Penal Code II.
The first Bill aims to provide wider powers to syariah court judges to hear and mete out sentences under the syariah penal code while the other is to allow the use of federal authorities, such as police and the Prisons Department, to enforce these laws because currently, under Article 76A of the Federal Constitution, laws governing theft, robbery, causing hurt, rape and murder come under the jurisdiction of the Penal Code.
Mohd Amar said PAS was banking on Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom to table the two Bills.
He added that Parliament regulations required a full minister to table the motion to present the Bills and be seconded by 15 MPs.
Mohd Amar said he had the names of the national hudud technical committee members but declined to say who they are.
MCA Youth to release short video clip on impact of hudud
Don't proceed with hudud panel, MCA urges Government
'DAP has misled the Chinese'
Tags / Keywords:
Religion, Government, hudud, syariah, parliament, dewan rakyat, private member s bill
Hadi applies to strike out suit preventing tabling of hudud bill
Nik Abduh: Give up seats if joining GHB
MCA: GHB just 'old wine in new bottle'
Opposition MPs stopped from bringing NGO reps into Parliament meeting room
Anwar to appear in court July 27 to appoint Syarie counsel
Nur Jazlan: Give Finance Ministry time to find Jho Low
Hadi applies to strike out suit against hudud Bill
Broader protection for children
Task force to snuff out use of ganja e-cigarettes
Wildlife trafficker trapped
Restaurant robbed after extending its hours
Art display of Malaysia-China ties
Acer XR341CK and XB270HU: No more screen tearing
Ex-FIFA official Warner to seek judicial review, may delay extradition
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)