GEORGETOWN, Feb 24 – DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng today opted to keep “mum” when questioned on the friction between his party and PAS regarding the latter’s plan to implement hudud laws in Kelantan.
The Penang Chief Minister was only willing to say that he would throw light on the matter at the upcoming Chinese New Year open house to be hosted by the Penang State Executive Council.
He said this when approached by reporters on the matter at the Chinese New Year open house hosted by state executive councillor Chow Kon Yeow here.
The Pakatan Rakyat (PR) partners have been on loggerheads on the issue with PAS insisting that implementing hudud had been its struggle all along while the DAP says it is against the opposition pact’s Common Policy Framework.
Their other partner in the PR is Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), which has yet to state its stand on the matter. The PAS government in Kelantan plans to amend syariah laws in the state to accomodate hudud punishment, which provide for amputation of the hands of thieves and stoning to death for adulters, when the State Assembly convenes from March 16-19.