KOTA BHARU, Aug 23 (Bernama) -- It is PAS that needs to issue a statement on its stand on the 'hudud' law, not the DAP, said the Prime Minister's Political Secretary, Datuk Mohamad Fatmi Che Salleh.
Mohamad Fatmi, who is also the Kota Bharu Umno division head, said that PAS, as a party that champions Islam in the opposition pact, must be firm on its stand to implement the hudud law although the DAP disagreed on its implementation.
"What is important today, PAS must make a stand, not the DAP. Malaysians had already known from the start that the DAP was against an Islamic state, and rejects hudud.
"The mistake was why PAS had accepted the DAP," he told reporters when met at the Open House organised by the Kota Bharu Umno division, here today.
The press reported today that PAS Youth deputy head, Nik Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz had said that the DAP top leadership, especially its advisor Lim Kit Siang, and secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, should make an official party stand on the implementation of Islamic law in the country such as the hudud law.
Nik Abduh had said that the statement was crucial to correct the public perception following a series of statements by the DAP chairman, Karpal Singh, who rejected the hudud law and Islamic state which PAS was trying to implement if it were to take over the federal government.
Mohamad Fatmi said PAS should also make a stand whether it wanted to remain in the opposition pact after their statements on the setting up of an Islamic state appeared to be rejected by the DAP.