24 December 2008
Press Statement issued by Wanita MCA National Chairman Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun over the remarks made by PAS Vice-Chairman Husam Musa to implement Hudud laws if they come into power
Wanita MCA: Anwar Ibrahim should state Pakatan Rakyat’s stand clearly over the remarks made by Husam Musa to implement Hudud laws if they come into power
Wanita MCA National Chairman Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun urges PKR de-facto leader Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim to state PKR and Pakatan Rakyat’s stand clearly following the remarks made by PAS Vice-Chairman Husam Musa that they will implement Hudud law if they successfully form the government.
“Husam Musa’s statement has resulted in anxiety among non-Muslims in the country. PAS firmly insisting on introducing Hudud laws has ignored the fact that Malaysia is a multi-racial and multi-religious country and also has ignored the spirit of Federal Constitution”, expresses Mei Fun.
Mei Fun reiterates that Anwar Ibrahim as the de-facto leader of PKR and leader of Pakatan Rakyat has a responsibility to explain to the people his stand over the Hudud laws. Moreover, DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng and its chairman Karpal Singh has already urged Anwar Ibrahim to response to the issue which clearly shows that Anwar’s stand is the final stand of Pakatan Rakyat.
“Unless Lim Guan Eng and Karpal Singh’s position in Pakatan Rakyat is not important enough, if not Anwar should respect the request of the two DAP leaders and response to Husam’s remark accordingly. If Anwar decided to keep quiet, there are only two possibilities, one; Anwar agrees with the remark made by Husam to implement Hudud laws or DAP has been marginalized in the Pakatan Rakyat with its Secretary-General and Chairman’s request been ignored,” she reiterates.
When replying to Karpal Singh’s statement, PKR Publicity Chief Tian Chua expressed that Anwar Ibrahim as the future Prime Minister of the country could not be expected to response to petty issues such as cleanliness on the streets and banning of alcohol.
“Tian Chua’s statement is ridiculous. Introducing Hudud laws is a major issue that will affect the country’s Constitution and the livelihood of the people but Tian Chua has treated the problem as a petty issue. This is a very immature remark from him. Even though Tian Chua wanted to rid Anwar from the responsibility, he should have come out with a more persuasive argument and not using this approach when handling the said issue”, Mei Fun argues.