KOTA KINABALU, March 30 – Sabah PKR and DAP have decided to cut political tie with state Pas. State PKR chairman Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin said during a joint press conference with DAP today the decision was made following PAS’s move in implementing hudud law. “The party did not reject the hudud as it is part of Al-Quran but against its implementation throughout the country. “We have sent a message through a chatting application, whatsapp to the president of PKR regarding this matter and they have agreed to it,” he added.
Earlier, the state opposition pact including four committee members from Pas had a meeting to discuss the matter. Lajim added both PKR and DAP would continue to work together for the people. “We might consider another name for both state parties in future but for now we will use Pakatan Rakyat.” Last Tuesday, DAP’s secretary general Lim Guan Eng had stated severing tie with Pas President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang following the tabling of a private member’s bill on hudud (Syariah Criminal Code II 1993, Amendment 2015) in parliament. In the same week, Sarawak DAP also left the opposition pact over the same issue.