PASIR MAS, April 26 – The parliamentary by-elections in Rompin, Pahang and Permatang Pauh in Penang would be used by PAS as a platform to explain to the people on the implementation of the hudud law in Kelantan. PAS deputy head Datuk Ahmad Yakob, who is also the Kelantan Menteri Besar, said the PAS intention to promote the Islamic law during the campaign in the two by-elections was not opposed by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and DAP.
“In both the by-elections, we want to promote the syariah law besides touching on the GST (Goods and Services Tax) issue,” he told reporters after opening the 2015 International Forest Day Celebration at the Kelantan state level at Pengkalan Ibrahim Pencen, Rantau Panjang, here today.
The news portals earlier reported the statement by PKR secretary-general Mohd Rafizi Ramli who felt that it was not relevant to raise up the issue on the hudud law in Kelantan during the Permatang Pauh by-election. The hudud law was the cause for the crack within the opposition pact.
On the decision of the PKR in fielding Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as its candidate in Permatang Pauh, Ahmad, who is also the Kelantan PAS commissioner, said he accepted the directive of the top party leadership to support the PKR president. The Election Commission set May 5 for polling in Rompin while voters in Permatang Pauh will cast their votes on May 7.