Hudud is PAS’s baby.
The midwife assisting the birth is DAP.
Umno will foot the hospital bill for delivery.
BELOW: Three-quarters of more than 1,000 readers polled want Umno to back hudud
75 percent out of 1,029 poll respondents answered ‘Yes’ to the question: “Do you agree that Umno supports hudud”.
Poll conducted here
Only a simple majority required
Kelantan Deputy Menteri Besar Nik Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah said that the two Hudud private member’s bills to tabled by PAS in Parliament will require only a simple majority to go through.
This is because they do not involve amending the federal constitution which requires the two-thirds majority, according to an Utusan report yesterday (‘Kelantan yakin hudud dapat dilaksana‘).
There are 87 Umno Muslim MPs, 21 PAS Muslim MPs, 16 PKR Muslim MPs, 10 PBB Muslim MPs and 2 DAP Muslim MPs.
ABOVE: Does it look to you like the Greens make up much more than a simple majority?
Game, set, match
Article 76 (1) (c) of the federal constitution specifies: “Power of Parliament to legislate for States in certain cases. Parliament may make laws with respect to any matter enumerated in the State List, but only as follows, that is to say: … if so requested by the Legislative Assembly of any State.”
Well, the Legislative Assembly of Kelantan requests it and the Umno Aduns in Kelantan are game, so it’s set and match.
The bill will indeed be tabled to seek Parliament’s permission for Kelantan to implement hudud. It is learned that PAS president Hadi Awang will himself personally do the honours.
122 votes in Parliament
That’s all it takes
With regard to the second bill to be tabled by PAS, Zulkifli Noordin the Perkasa vice president explains:
“What needs to be done is to amend the law in the Shariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 [Act 355] to give jurisdiction to any state assemblies including Kelantan to formulate and implement criminal law or Islamic jurisprudence …” (‘Amend Shariah laws to allow states to implement hudud, says Zul Noordin, The Malay Mail, 14 Apr 2014).
Currently syariah in Malaysia covers family law (marriage, divorce, alimony, child maintenance, custody/guardianship, etc), inheritance, division of matrimonial properties, khalwat, indecent dressing, missing puasa, etc.
ABOVE: I’m sure you’ve very often heard Dapsters declare – with the utmost glee – that Malaysia will be full of Umno Malays missing a limb when hudud is implemented
Minum bir sebat 80 kali
Zul Noordin explains that the PAS bill seeks to amend the jurisdiction of Act 355 so that it will be “in accordance with the provisions stipulated in the Shariah as enshrined in the Holy Quran or hadith”, i.e. the Syariah courts would be conferred expanded powers over more serious crimes that are currently dealt with under the Penal Code.
These criminal offences include theft (the potong tangan punishment), consumption of alcohol (sebat 80 kali), illicit sexual intercourse (100 lashes for unmarried offender) and adultery (stoning to death).
The Malay Mail article cited above also said hudud is “generally confined to Muslims, but can extend to non-Muslims if they are involved in aiding or abetting an offence committed by a Muslim”. I’m not sure if this bit is quoting Zul or it is the reporter providing an additional piece of information.
BELOW: The DAP evangelista Yang Berhormats
They want ‘Allah’
And so they should accept hudud
Hate really does wonders. And we know who are full of it.
Dapsters, goaded by the evangelistas, look at hudud as a means of indirectly getting even with the Umno Malays.
In their hubris, the well-off Chinese can smugly say, “Saya tak curi, apa mau takut”.
“Amar makruf nahi mungkar”
Only criminals need be afraid of stern laws, they intone. (The Chinese think that it is the Malays who are drug addicts, incestuous rapists, bribe takers, white collar ‘robbers’ and thieves.)
They even look forward to the Mat Rempits having a hand chopped off so that these Malay youths can no longer ride their noisy motorbikes.
The Chinese mantra is that if they do not do anything wrong, there is nothing to be afraid of. I suggest they look up the word ‘riddah’ and the crime of al-Baghy.