KUALA LUMPUR: MCA Youth has dared key DAP and PKR leaders to state their stand on hudud and to publicly chastise PAS over its plan to implement Islamic laws in the country.
MCA Youth chief Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong reminded them that DAP national chairman Karpal Singh had spoken against hudud while PKR ketua umum Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had voiced his personal support for it.
He challenged non-Muslim DAP and PKR leaders to state their stand on the issue, saying that Pakatan Rakyat leaders were “long overdue” for a public explanation on their stance.
He asked if DAP office bearers were distancing themselves from Karpal and brushing aside their national chairman's objections as merely “personal opinion”.
“I strongly urge other top DAP leaders Teresa Kok, Lim Guan Eng, Hannah Yeoh, Teo Nie Ching, Charles Santiago and Dr Xavier Jayakumar to publicly chastise PAS regarding hudud law.
“Let us not forget PKR leaders Tian Chua, Elizabeth Wong and R. Sivarasa.
“If PKR is for the creation of a welfare state, does that mean PKR is for or against hudud law, considering that the PKR ketua umum has voiced his support for hudud?” Dr Wee asked in a statement here yesterday.
He said PAS leaders were hiding behind the rhetoric of lower-ranked members who were more vocal and aggressive on the party's Islamic state goal.
He added that PAS spiritual adviser Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat and party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang had to “lie low” for the time being after drawing flak from Karpal and the general public over the issue.
Meanwhile, Federal Territory MCA Youth chief Chiew Lian Keng said the Pakatan parties had once again demonstrated their inability to work as a coalition and to reach a consensus.
“It is time they stop playing word games with one another and be clear once and for all,” said Chiew in a statement.
“To quell public fears, once and for all, the Buku Jingga should explicitly express that hudud law will not be implemented in Malaysia,” he added.