Karpal reminds PAS of welfare state goal
KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — Any attempt by PAS to espouse hudud law in the country now would reflect poorly of the decisions made during the last PAS Muktamar, DAP chairman Karpal Singh said today.
He said PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang had, during the party’s 57th Muktamar last June, publicly stated there was no mention of Islamic state in the al-Quran but there was mention of welfare state.
He said this communicated that PAS had given up its aim to set up an Islamic state and opted for a welfare state.
In a statement here today, he said hudud was not included in the Pakatan Rakyat’s common policy framework Buku Jingga.
“Likewise, it will not be included in the common manifesto of Pakatan Rakyat, it cannot be,” added Karpal.
He was commenting on a statement by PAS Youth chief Nasrudin Hassan Tantawi that Karpal was a non-believer based on his (Karpal’s) consistent stand in rejecting the hudud.
Karpal said: “No one, no party, no organisation can claim to have monopoly of God. I must state, with all the force at my command, that I believe in God.” — Bernama