MCA against PAS' hudud implementation

KUALA LUMPUR - MCA will never agree or support any move by PAS to implement hudud in Malaysia, said MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

The party was firm in its stand, he said when asked about Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's offer to foster close ties with PAS during the Umno general assembly on Thursday. .

"MCA is cautious and will be looking at the issue," Liow said after opening the National Security and the Threat from the Islamic State seminar at Wisma MCA yesterday.

Later at another event, he told reporters that all seven MCA MPs will support Malaysia joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) when it's put to vote in a special session in Parliament.

He said the party made the decision to support the agreement after listening to Malaysia's chief negotiator Datuk J. Jayasiri.

Jayasiri, who is also deputy secretary-general at the International Trade and Industry Ministry, held a briefing with MCA's central-committee at the party headquarters here yesterday.