Hu Pang Chow, chairman of the PAS Supporters Club, is a pork-eating Christian.
“They (the PAS people) know I still take my bak kut teh. But then we have this mutual respect, something we can’t get in Umno, MIC or MCA,” Hu is quoted as saying in his interview with The J-Star published today.
The “staunchly PAS” chairman of the party’s Supporters Club is however reported in the Jerusubang paper as still not believing “in the effectiveness of any criminal law, including hudud, that has been PAS’ main agenda”.
Well, the solution is quite simple
If the PAS version of hudud is not up to par in “effectiveness”, then all the DAP evangelistas need to do is upgrade the criminal law to an improved version that meets their high class standard.
After all, the DAP has already succeeded in modifying several ‘Islamic’ concepts once held dear by PAS. For decades PAS has been harping on its vision of an Islamic State. But shortly after hooking up with the DAP in Pakatan, PAS was willing to amend its cherished objective to become “Negara Kebajikan”. And PAS’s ‘Negara Islam’ thingy was conveniently put on the backburner.
Since the days of the Prophet in Arabia, Islam has been about the One God. Yet here and now we have the PAS standard bearers willing to allow for ‘Allah’ to be used by Christians who believe in the triune (3-in-1) godhead.
If PAS can permit even the very nature of Allah to be subverted by their evangelista coalition partners, what is a little tinkering with hudud so that the Islamic penal code meets with the DAP’s Christian standards.
Can it be done? Why yes, why not
The MCA-owned newspaper – as mentioned in the intro – recorded its interviewee Hu Pang Chow as saying that “mutual respect” is something impossible to be found among the BN’s three flagship parties.
The Jerusubang paper appears to have run its interview with Hu today as a follow-up to the following piece of news yesterday — ‘Kelantan courts ready for hudud‘.
Kelantan Syariah chief judge Daud Muhammad was reported as having declared that the state’s syariah courts are now ready and fully prepared to implement hudud.
Meanwhile PAS vice president Salahuddin Ayub is confident that hudud can indeed be implemented in Kelantan once the PAS state government obtains the cooperation of the federal government.
“We are always ready to implement the Syariah criminal law but the federal government is our main obstacle and we need a serious co-operation from them to make it happen,” Salahuddin was quoted as saying in a telephone interview with The Mole.
In other words, the Umno-led federal government is currently the main obstacle to the implementation of hudud in Kelantan, according to the PAS vice president.
However should in future Pakatan succeed in taking over the federal government, then there will be no more obstacle to hudud in Kelantan and eventually in the other states as well.
DAP respects the PAS desire for hudud
When contacted, PAS information chief Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man told The Mole that there should not be any problems in implementing hudud as the Islamist party had proposed hudud way before joining Pakatan and it has always been their unwavering intention to do so.
There is this lack of “mutual respect” in BN, the J-Star report cited above quoted Hu Pang Chow as saying. On the other hand, there is an abundance of “mutual respect” in Pakatan.
In BN, Umno is the Big Brother and if hudud is not agreeable to be carried out for the present, then we can pin the blame on Umno as the chief decisionmaker. It’s Umno’s fault.
In Pakatan, due to the “mutual respect” present, the three parties will try to accommodate each other’s wishes, and which Umno is not doing with the MCA and MIC (or so claim the opposition). In Pakatan, the Muslims are willing to share Allah with the Christians. Similarly in Pakatan, the Christians are willing to share hudud with the Muslims out of mutual respect.
Therefore, why is the federal government being so vindictive as to keep punishing the opposition supporters and Chinese electorate? Why purposely deprive them?
Putrajaya should just give PAS followers and their good friends the DAP Chinese what they both wish for. Apa lagi Cina mahu? Cina mahu guna kalimah Allah dan pakai hudud (versi yang ditambahbaik).