Haris Ibrahim, initiator of Asalkan Bukan Umno, previously blogged his ‘ABU message : Don’t fall for the MCA hudud bogeyman‘ (24 Aug 2012). Haris had then dismissed MCA’ s hudud warnings as “cheap talk that no one in their right mind is going to fall for”.
He also highlighted Upko president Bernard Dompok’s dissent against the idea of Malaysia as an Islamic state.
For everyone’s info (1), Tan Sri Dompok failed to defend his Christian-majority Penampang Parliament seat in Sabah (Penampang is also the Tan Sri’s birthplace) in the 2013 general election.
For everyone’s info (2), the fetching phrase “claps, claps, claps” in my headline is borrowed from a tweet by DAP Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching.
Only two years for Firsters to splat
Calling it the “MCA spin to get the Chinese to fear voting for Pakatan by playing up the hudud and the Islamic state issue”, Haris’ ABU came out with “a little comic as an antidote to those MCA lies”. See cartoon frame below where ABU declared that PAS, with only 23 seats in the 12th Parliament, would surely be unable to move any hudud legislation.
PAS occupies even fewer seats in the 13th Parliament (today reduced to 21 MPs) but they’ve managed to pull the rug out from under everyone’s feet, haven’t they?
Flashback to 2012: Shall we relook Haris’ mocking question (see cartoon below), “So can a PAS-BN government make Malaysia an Islamic state and make hudud law?”
Forward to 2014: Cannot meh, Haris?
Haris derided Chua Soi Lek and the MCA for what he called “their evil design to agitate the non-Muslim community, especially the Chinese, with their alarmist message that voting Pakatan into federal power post the 13th GE will see hudud become the order of the day”.
He labelled the MCA’s alarm bells as “filthy lies”. He urged his ABU fanatics to “bury Soi Lek’s hudud spin”.
Haris was cocksure that “We, who have access to alternative news, and realise that Umno / BN are on their last leg, no better than to buy into this crap”.
Ah-huh, any argument that is not aligned to the Dapster Cloud Cuckooland delusions is waved away as “crap”.
Yeah right. BN people buy crap … unlike Jerusubangites and their diet of sparkling Holy Water.
Firster campaign to deny hudud possibility
Haris’ putdown of Dr Chua two years ago called upon “Time for a reality check, folks.”
Well folks, it is Haris and his ilk who are checkmated this time.
Do remember that the Firsters went all out trying to convince everyone old enough to vote that MCA and their hudud warnings were crap.
And it wasn’t only MCA that was the target of the Voice of Righteousness Thundering from the Mountaintop. Even Gerakan had to bear the brunt of Haris’ wrath.
“The Idiot Lawyer”
“Idiot lawyer” was what Haris labelled Gerakan’s Baljit Singh who heads his party’s Penang legal and human rights bureau.
Haris called Baljit a “disgrace to the legal profession”, a “low-life Umno lackey” as well as bringing shame “to the Sikh faith”. Wooo, tohmahan bertubi-tubi ni. Kepandaian orang Pakatan sememangnya ialah memaki-hamun.
Haris asked Baljit to “shut up”.
Baljit had clarified that hudud can be legislated as a statute with a simple Parliamentary majority. According to him, hudud can be absorbed into the existing Penal Code and Criminal Procedure Code by amendments passed through this simple parliamentary majority.
He also said DAP had misled the people whereas the PAS leaders were telling the truth that “they can do it” (effect hudud).
On the other hand, the Guan Eng administration in its six-year rule did nothing to “safeguard the rights and interests of non-Muslims nor liberalise Islamic laws in Penang,” Baljit added. See ‘Simple majority enough to implement hudud’ (FMT, 29 Apr 2013)
Haris gold standard guarantee: “No reason to fret about hudud”
Some public figures – Karpal, Norman Fernandez and here Baljit Singh (please note that they’re all Indians) – had given their warnings prior to the general election but they were insulted and smeared by the Pakatan “lawyers” and their Jerusubang sheeple.
The fact of the matter is that the two-thirds majority is only required to AMEND the Federal Constitution! The PAS bills are not seeking to amend the FedCon. The pro-Pakatan media and their oppo operatives are still spinning this detail.
Going by the ABU math, “as things stand, we have no reason to fret about hudud being implemented post the 13th GE”.
Haris previously preferred to attribute the old hudud issue to “Mahathir’s devillish stirring“. We don’t see Dr M tabling the hudud bill and nor did any of his Umno MPs do that in the 22 years when he was PM.
What kind of people are they in Pakatan?!