Nasrudin urged to talk to Karpal over spat on hudud

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 01 Aug 2012

PETALING JAYA: PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu has urged the party's Youth chief to meet with DAP chairman Karpal Singh and resolve their spat over the hudud issue.

Mohamad said differences of opinions between the two political parties were inevitable but added that there was “still room” to reconcile over DAP's objection to PAS' Islamic state agenda.

Karpal has been locked in a war of words with PAS Youth chief Nasrudin Hassan over PAS' insistence on adopting its Islamic state agenda and the implementation of hudud, which DAP is vehemently opposed to.

“Karpal is a veteran politician and I am sure the PAS Youth chief can see him and talk to him,” said Mohamad,

He added that the meeting could be part of a regular dialogue between representatives of both parties.

In a statement on Monday, Karpal called upon PAS to stop making contradictory statements on its stand over an Islamic state, saying it was only “scuttling Pakatan Rakyat's march to Putrajaya”.

Kedah MCA chairman Datuk Chong Itt Chew, meanwhile, said that while PAS' hardline policies were a major factor for concern among the electorate, it was not the only one.

Chong said the destruction of the sole pork abbatoir in Kedah, and forcing unmarried men and women to sit or to line up separately in Kedah, Kelantan and Selangor were among proof of DAP's ineffectiveness in defying PAS nor protecting non-Muslim rights.

“While PAS may continue to warn non-Muslims to stay out of the hudud issue as it does not affect them, it is certain that whatever policies imposed by PAS would affect everyone, Muslims or not, and as such MCA has a right to be vocal over this.”

Chong said the PAS-led Kedah government also caused other problems, including widespread uncontrolled logging in forest reserves and failing to show adequate transparency in handing out tenders for the RM500mil Aman Central development project.

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