Nik Aziz firm on PAS’ hudud stand
KOTA BAHRU, July 25 — PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat said the party would definitely implement hudud law although there were objections to this including from DAP, a partner in the opposition group.
Nik Aziz (picture), who is also Kelantan Mentri Besar, said all quarters were aware of PAS’ intention to implement hudud, particularly in Kelantan.
He said there was no reason for PAS not to do something in the interest of Islam although there were parties that disagreed with it.
“I don’t think I should mention this the second time, as it (the proposal) was made a long time ago and everybody knows about it,” he told reporters after chairing a state executive council meeting, here, today.
He was earlier asked about the conflicting stand between PAS and DAP on the setting up of an Islamic state and the implementation of hudud.
DAP chairman Karpal Singh was reported to have asked PAS leaders not to raise the Islamic state issue anymore as it could derail the opposition’s plan to capture Putrajaya.
Nik Aziz said if the death sentence by hanging could be accepted by all quarters, there was no reason for implementation of hudud to be rejected.
“It’s strange that people are against hudud. Isn’t it in Malaysia many people have been sent to the gallows, with the convicted person’s wife becoming a widow and his children losing their father and the family’s breadwinner?
“But hudud does not send people to their death. Even if you want to cut off their hands, there are several conditions placed,” he said. — Bernama