KUALA LUMPUR: PAS will propose Constitutional amendments in Parliament to implement hudud law if it forms the government, said its deputy president Mohamad Sabu.
This was PAS' stand and MPs from DAP or other parties, and non-Muslim MPs, could then raise their objections in Parliament, he said.
Better known as Mat Sabu, he said in an interview with Sin Chew Daily that the party had not discussed the matter as action would only be taken only after Pakatan Rakyat had formed the federal government. The daily ran the front page story on its evening edition yesterday.
Mat Sabu was commenting on PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang's statement that the party would seek to implement hudud law through democratic means.
He stressed that hudud would only be implemented if it was supported by two-thirds of the MPs.
“If DAP or non-Muslim MPs disagree (with the law), it is their freedom to do so,” he said.
This was because one of the religious principles was that “we could not force non-Muslims to believe in the teachings,” he said, adding that if a majority of MPs do not agree to the constitutional amendments, PAS would respect their opinion.
Contacted later, Mat Sabu made an apparent backtrack and denied saying those things.