Updated: 10.55am, 15 Dec 2012
“The issue of implementation of hudud law came up again when PAS Dewan Ulama chief Datuk Dr Harun Taib said after the Dewan Ulama assembly two days ago that the opposition pact had generally agreed to the implementation of hudud if the opposition was able to form the government after the 13th general election.” — source: The Star
As usual, it is only Karpal who demurs.
Yet The Star chose to play down the hudud avowal at PAS muktamar. Today’s headlines in the pro-DAP paper:
“Deputy Mursyidul Am Datuk Dr Haron Din has slammed members who used the media to make a mountain out of a molehill” / “Terengganu delegate Dr Azman Ibrahim said the public were confused over the contradictory statements reported in the media […] ‘I think it is best they just shut up,’ he said.”
“[National PAS Supporters Club president] Hu Pang Chaw said the club would play its role in assisting PAS’ bid to win over more non-Muslims … / “I do not know how this [hudud] issue cropped up,” [Dr Tan Seng Giaw] added.
How come The Star doesn’t make any effort to explain MCA’s stand? Instead Chua Soi Lek is now perceived even by some segments of the Chinese public as being anti-Islam for speaking up against hudud.
The Star‘s story and headline below reaffirms the Pakatan narrative of MCA as merely fear-mongering and raking up a “passe” non-issue. The paper quoted two DAP spokesmen but didn’t bother to interview anybody from MCA — see screenshot of article below.