KUALA LUMPUR: PAS’ Private Member’s Bill will not only affect Muslims in Kelantan but all Malaysians in the peninsula, said MCA legal affairs bureau chairman Datuk Tay Puay Chuan.
He said the proposed amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act would change federal legislation and allow the Syariah Courts to exercise authority – not only in Kelantan but other states as well.
“The Deputy Prime Minister’s rhetoric is confusing,” said Tay, in response to assurances from Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Jamil Khir Baharom that the Bill would not affect non-Muslims.
MCA religious bureau chairman Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker said he was appalled by DAP’s political charade in Parliament following the tabling of the Bill.
“DAP’s repeatedly ‘on again’ and ‘off again’ relationship and support for PAS does not mean that it can wash away its political sins by just giving its undertaking to its sympathisers and supporters that PAS would not proceed with its intended agenda,” he said.
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