Media Comment by Lim Kit Siang in Petaling Jaya on
Monday, 22nd December 2008:
Hukum hudud not Pakatan Rakyat policy
Media reports that PAS vice president Datuk
Husam Musa has said that PAS will implement hudud if Pakatan Rakyat
takes over the Federal Government has created a frenzy of reaction.
Hukum hudud is not Pakatan Rakyat policy and it is for Husam to clarify
what he actually said.
DAPís stand on the secular character of Malaysian nation and state as
agreed in the social contract by our forefathers when Merdeka was
achieved 51 years ago remain consistent and unchanged.
If unclarified, Husamís statement would create unease, anxiety and
opposition not only among the 11% of the Chinese voters in the critical
Kuala Terengganu by-election on January 17 but also among both Malay and
non-Malay voters whether in Terengganu or the rest of Malaysia.
Kit Siang, DAP
Parliamentary leader & MP for Ipoh Timor