MCA VP warns of 'darkest day'

MCA VP warns of 'darkest day'
Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun said this would prove that nobody in DAP could stop PAS, especially after the death of its harshest critic Karpal Singh.

KUALA LUMPUR - MCA continued to take the opposition to task over PAS' hudud proposal, with party vice-president Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun warning it will be DAP's "darkest day" if the Islamist party tables a Private Member's Bill in Parliament to pave the way for the Islamic penal code in Kelantan.

She said this would prove that nobody in DAP could stop PAS, especially after the death of its harshest critic Karpal Singh.

MCA religious affairs bureau chairman Datuk Ti Lian Ker doubted hudud would lead to a drop in crime rates. He is worried it may subject victims to more injustice.

He claimed it would be difficult to press charges under hudud because the requirement supposedly called for strict evidence and allegedly disqualified women and non-Muslims as witnesses.

"Under such circumstances, criminals will remain free to commit more crimes while victims will be afraid to lodge reports," he said in a statement.

MCA Wanita chief Datuk Heng Seai Kie said DAP was dishonest to voters, especially to non-Muslims, for hiding its acknowledgement of hudud.

Meanwhile, MCA Youth's Legal Bureau will hold a public forum on Sunday on PAS' hudud plan.

The speakers include Sepang MP Hanipa Maidin, Umno Youth exco member Dr Ustaz Fathul Bari, PAS research centre head and former MP Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, Malaysian Bar president Christopher Leong and Syariah Lawyers Association Malaysia president Musa Awang.

The forum runs from 3pm to 6.30pm at Wisma MCA, 163 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.

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