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Anwar should speak on issue of hudud laws, says Karpal

KUALA LUMPUR, 23 Dec 2008: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), through its de facto leader, should speak on the issue of PAS’s intention to introduce hudud laws (Islamic penal code) in the country, said DAP chairperson Karpal Singh.

He said Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim cannot afford to remain silent in the face of Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat’s stated aim of introducing hudud laws in the country.

“Threatening to go ahead with the introduction of hudud laws in the country in the face of strong opposition by the DAP will be counter-productive to PAS’s own interests,” Karpal said in a statement regarding the issue here today.

The local media on 20 Dec reported PAS vice-president Datuk Husam Musa as saying that the party had not forgotten its aim of implementing the hudud laws in the country. — Bernama


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