Like Karpal Singh, who is dead against Hudud law (he has famously said the phrase “over his dead body”), I am not in favour of changing our law system into an Islamic one.
The reason is simple: there are 40% nonMuslims in the country. It would be unfair to implement a religious law on people who belong to another faith.. And faith is something very personal; you can force a person to change his name, you cannot change his mind about what he believes and not believes..
It is also implied in our constitution that Malaysia is a secular country. Even Bapa Malaysia, Tunku ABdul rahman, who was the person most involved in Independence of this country, had acknowledged that Malaysia is a secular country..
Many non-Muslims oppose to the implementation of Hudud..PAS and PKR, if they continue to sing this tune, would find that some of these votes which are inclined towards them may just disappear..
We all know that even if PR is to govern, they would probably not implement Hudud, since DAP as a component is dead against it.. But that was before PKR throws in the support behind Hudud. Now that PKR’s defacto leader has openly supported Hudud, it is another story.
I think it is unwise for PKR and PAS to harp on Hudud, when there are many other avenues to win back the Malay rural votes..
It is a strategic move on the part of the Old Horse when he raised Hudud issue and dared PAS to implement Hudud in Kelantan.. It is a move to won back nonMuslim votes, and it would be wise not to fall into the trap of the OLD Horse..So old and yet still so wily..
I think PAS’s vice president,Salahuddin AYub, has a point when he asked that PR stop discussing this issue today.. It is wise not to take for granted the support of nonMuslims, since the support for PR is not so much for their policies, but more because of the loath for BN..