GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng (pic) on Thursday said the DAP-led state government rejected any move to implement PAS’ hudud.
"I want to express that the Pakatan Rakyat state government does not agree with any implementation of hudud law in Penang.
“I am saying this not only as a DAP leader but also as Penang Chief Minister, and that is the state government's stand," said Guan Eng to reporters after launching the Padang Brown Food Complex upgrading project in Jalan Datuk Keramat, here.
He said the state government's stand was clear; that it rejected PAS’ hudud and he also urged state Barisan Nasional chairman Teng Chang Yeow to state its position on hudud in Penang.
On Wednesday, Tanjong Bungah assemblyman Teh Yee Cheu urged Lim and Teng to state their stand on the implementation of hudud, the Islamic penal code.
The Kelantan PAS government's plan to table a motion in Parliament in June to allow for the implementation of hudud has received strong objection from DAP, as it was never unanimously agreed upon by the opposition coalition comprising PAS, DAP and Parti Keadilan Rakyat.
Earlier, in his speech, Lim said the food complex upgrading project was expected to be completed by March next year and during the upgrading works, the existing stalls were operating as usual.
He said the upgrading project was being carried out by Arza Aktif Enterprise at a cost of RM2.6mil.
The complex will have 33 stalls selling halal food and 24 stalls offering non-halal food. It will also have public toilets, a special room for breastfeeding, a surau and a bicycle path. - Bernama