KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang's persistence in enforcing PAS' hudud in Kelantan does not make him to be in cahoots with Umno, said Datuk Mahfuz Omar (pic).
The PAS information chief said it was wrong for DAP to accuse the party president of being under Umno's thumb just because he woudl be submitting a private member's bill needed to enforce hudud in the east coast state.
"Applying for a private member's bill does not mean he is working with Umno," he told a press conference at the Parliament lobby, Tuesday.
He added that this scenario was similar when DAP and other opposition parties supported Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's motion on the MH17 plane tragedy last year.
"DAP supported the Prime Minister before, such as on the MH17 motion. Does this mean that Umno and Barisan Nasional influenced them?" he asked.Mahfuz also criticised DAP for severing ties with Hadi while remaining in Pakatan, describing it as "discriminatory".
"I feel it is unfair for DAP to make such a statement. How would they want to work together with PAS when the top leadership that represents PAS in Pakatan Rakyat comprises the president, vice president and other leaders?" he asked.
Mahfuz added this goes against the principles of Pakatan, where the top leadership comprises of the presidents from the respective parties.
He also said it was "undemocratic" for Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz's to say it was "silly" to talk about implementing PAS' hudud.
"It is undemocratic for a minister with a law background to label those who discuss hudud as stupid. It is weird that discussion on religious laws are not allowed," he added.