MPs must come together to oppose Hadi’s Bill

  • Letters
  • Friday, 25 Nov 2016

DEAR Members of Parliament, the time has come for you as representatives of the people in Parliament to show political courage in opposing the PAS Bill to amend Act 355 which is intended to expand the powers of syariah courts in enforcing Islamic criminal laws for Muslims.

You should note that once the Bill is passed, there is no point in expressing regret later because proponents of the syariah system of justice will not allow any challenge even from Muslims.

Any challenge will be met with threats of blasphemy and sedition, a favourite way of suppressing our freedom of speech on religion.

There will be no turning back as the amendments will open the door for hudud to be implemented in all the states. Each state will have its own syariah system of law with all the nightmare of justice of the Federal government and the states running in parallel – a situation which will make Malaysia highly questionable as a country of law and order.

Honourable Members of Parliament should note that one false move to pass the Bill will have irreparable damage to the economy and the future generation.

Please think of your children and mine and our grandchildren. Their fate is in your hands.

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