KUALA TERENGGANU: Terengganu Barisan Nasional has no intention of implementing hudud in the state, said its chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman (pic).
Clarifying a statement he made on Sunday (May 6), Ahmad Razif said he only expressed Umno's readiness to accept hudud law.
"I did not mean we would implement hudud. What I meant was we are prepared but we need to consider other component parties under Barisan," he said.
He added that any decision to implement hudud requires the consensus of all Barisan component parties and said that it was not in his power to implement hudud as the decision must be made by Barisan president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
"We agreed before that it could only be done if everyone else agrees," he said.
Ahmad Razif also said he was disappointed that his statement was used to cause a rift between Muslims and non-Muslims in the state.
"This is not good," he said at the ground breaking ceremony of the SPNB Idaman and Too Jembal affordable housing scheme in Kuala Nerus.
Ahmad Razif - who is Barisan's candidate for the Seberang Takir state seat - was responding to reports that the state government is in the process of implementing the Islamic law.
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