Hudud: Kit Siang tells Pakatan to 'shut up!'

Posted: 27 Apr 2014 12:41 PM PDT

DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang yesterday issued a gag order to members and leaders of Pakatan Rakyat over PAS' 'hudud law', saying the 3-party political pact should further discuss and find an amicable solution to the issue.

Accusing nemesis Umno as trying to disintegrate the pact, he said PAS must adhere to the cooperation spirit or Pakatan Rakyat and respect the 'agreement' that hudud will not be implemented without a consensus among them.

Lim, together with other DAP leaders were already 'demoralised and petrified' with the possibility of Umno Members of Parliament support PAS once the 'Hudud Bill' is put forward to the Parliament.
The veteran leader said all three parties in the opposition pact as well as its leaders should take heed of the plot by its nemesis Umno to cause Pakatan's "disintegration" by magnifying differences when the leaders had "agreed to disagree" and to adhere to the coalition's common policy framework.
"In these circumstances, I would call for an immediate moratorium on statements by Pakatan Rakyat leaders on the latest hudud controversy and to refer the issue to the Pakatan Rakyat leadership council for decision," Lim said in a statement today.
The hudud issue recently flared up again when PAS had announced plans this month to introduce two private members' bills in Parliament to allow it to enforce hudud in Kelantan.
This triggered a public war of words between Deputy Menteri Besar of Kelantan, Datuk Nik Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah and DAP's national organising secretary Anthony Loke.
Nik Amar had told off its coalition partners saying that they have "no right to interfere" in the Islamist party plan to implement hudud in the east coast state, causing Loke to tell PAS to leave Pakatan if it is adamant to go ahead with its plan.
In ticking off both Nik Amar and Loke, Lim, who is also DAP parliamentary leader, said both leaders should be more restrained since many in Umno and Barisan Nasional are looking to "fish in troubled waters", creating a situation akin to the Chinese saying "friends to grieve and enemies to rejoice".
"Let all Pakatan Rakyat leaders, whether DAP, PAS or PKR, continue to be guided by Pakatan's common policy framework and consensus so as to give hope to Malaysians for the long-needed changes in the political landscape in the country if Malaysia is to become a united, democratic, competitive and prosperous nation which holds itself out as beacon of light of a successful multi-racial and multi-religious nation to the rest the world," he added.
The veteran leader's comments came after DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng earlier today denied a claim made by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang that the Islamist party's plan to implement hudud in Kelantan had been endorsed by the Pakatan Rakyat leadership council.
Guan Eng said DAP leaders would never have endorsed such a plan and urged Hadi to prove his claim if the report quoting him was true.
"If Hadi was correctly quoted, then he is wrong and should show proof to back his claim because DAP had never agreed to the implementation of hudud by PAS on Muslims in Kelantan before or after PR was established in 2008."
I personally believe Umno MPs will 'go for Hudud', and this will cause rickety to Pakatan Rakyat. PKR, also against 'hudud' as to continuously win the DAP support, will act as the arbitrator for the PAS-DAP showdown.

DAP has no repsentative in Kelantan, the state that will implement 'hudud'. DAP's concern is not actually 'hudud' but the worse scenario of a Pakatan's breakup.

There were already calls by DAP people who wanted PAS to leave the pact should they insist on implementing the Islamic Law in Kelantan, and on the other hand more and more PAS members had urged their leadership to consider such an option.

Without PAS, Pakatan Rakyat will never stand a chance to wrest Putrajaya in the next general election, expected for three or four years from now.

TPPA: No bully

Posted: 27 Apr 2014 04:53 AM PDT

President Barack Obama today denied that America was 'bullying' Malaysia in the ongoing negotiations for a US-led free trade initiative involving 12 Pacific rim economies.

Instead, he said, he himself was being bullied by his own (Democratic) party on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) while protests against the agreement was more due to 'people being fearful of the future or have invested in the status quo'.

"It is important for everybody to wait and see what is the (final) agreement before they jump to conclusions," he said at a joint press conference with Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, in response to a question.

In looking ahead towards a conclusion of the TPPA negotiations, he said that 'countries and companies must be ready to take the next leap'.

The negotiation for TPPA - a free trade initiative - involves Australia, Brunei, Chile, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the US and Vietnam.

Obama said the TPPA would benefit Malaysia in achieving high-income nation status by 2020.

Meanwhile, Najib Razak in earlier comments at the joint press conference, expressed confidence that the overall benefits of the TPPA would far outweigh the disadvantages of the pact, which is still being negotiated by 12 Pacific rim economies although there would be some losers and gainers.

"We went into the TPPA on our own accord, we were not bullied into it.

"Malaysia is a great believer of free trade but we also understand that the benefits of free trade like boosting trade and creating jobs, but there will be winners and losers, overall it is important for us to show the people that the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages of the trade agreement," said Najib.

He added that what underpins the agreement is the acceptance of the people and the government is committed to that process and will engage with the public and present it to the Parliament.

So, the Opposition's claim that Malaysia will easily fall into the US 'trap' was unfounded, and with all the protest against TPPA proofs one thing - that Pakatan Rakyat will do anything stupid to belittle US-Malaysia relations.

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