Kedah to 'wait and see' on Kelantan hudud

Kedah to 'wait and see' on Kelantan hudud

ALOR SETAR: Kedah is adopting a wait-and-see approach to the Kelantan government's move to introduce hudud before making further comments on the matter.

Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir said it would take a long time before Kelantan would be able to enforce the hudud law as it needed the Federal Constitution to be amended and passed in Parliament with two-thirds majority.

"It's also about the preparation to implement and enforce the law. I don't see how Kelantan is ready to enforce it.

"That's why I said we will wait and see and monitor what Kelantan is going through," he told a press conference after chairing the weekly state exco meeting at Wisma Darul Aman here yesterday.

Mukhriz said Kedah was neither supporting nor opposing Kelantan's proposal to implement hudud as it was the PAS-led state government's right to adopt the Syariah criminal law.

"If this is the will and wishes of the people of Kelantan, who are we to deny their rights?" he added.

Asked if the 12 Kelantan Umno assemblymen's backing for the amendments to Kelantan's Syariah Criminal Code II 1993 would push Kedah to go in the same direction as Kelantan, he stressed that Kedah would not be influenced by anyone on the issue.

"We will decide what is best for Kedah. Let the Kedahans decide what is good for our own state," he said.

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