Act against RUU355 critics, govt urged


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 29 Apr 2017

ALOR SETAR: PAS Youth wants action against those who had criticised its proposed amendments to the Syariah law.

Delegate Muhammad Ibrahim said criticisms against the proposed amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act – commonly known as RUU355 – could result in racial tension.

“The fire of racial sentiments must not be allowed to start and spread,” he said, citing the May 13 racial riots as an example that had cast a shadow over Malaysians.

Muhammad said there were also political parties which had “blindly” issued statements against RUU355.

“It showed disrespect for Islam as the country’s official religion practised by the majority.

“The situation was made worse when a caricature published in Nanyang (Siang Pao) insulted our president but this was defended by DAP lawmakers,” he said.

Asking the Government to wield the full extent of the law against those fanning racial tension, Muhammad said an inter-ethnic committee should be set up to discuss RUU355.

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