MCA VP: Hudud laws will infringe on rights of non-Muslims

 MCA VP: Hudud laws will infringe on rights of non-Muslims
MCA vice-president Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun.
She said Malaysia already had two types of courts, adding that this had triggered a series of problems for the people.

PETALING JAYA - The existence of two types of criminal laws if PAS' hudud is imposed will infringe on the rights of non-Muslims, says MCA vice-president Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun.

She said Malaysia already had two types of courts, adding that this had triggered a series of problems for the people.

"This proves that it is impractical and nonsensical to say that one set of laws will not interfere with another. How can one set of laws not interfere with the other when we are living in the same environment?" she said in a statement yesterday.

Chew added that conflicts over religious conversions were the best evidence of this.

It was reported that PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang was planning to move a Private Member's Bill at the Dewan Rakyat next month to pave the way for PAS' hudud to be implemented in Kelantan.

The proposal has been strongly opposed by DAP, which is PAS' ally in Pakatan Rakyat, and parties in Barisan Nasional including MCA, MIC and Gerakan.

Chew said DAP must be held responsible and apologise to the people for "beautifying PAS' ambition" to implement its interpretation of PAS' hudud.

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