Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Husam: No hudud without consent of DAP and PKR

PAS vice president Husam Musa - who together with Umno’s Khairy Jamaluddin stirred a hornet’s nest after they both called for the introduction of hudud law - has said that any such move would first require the agreement of Pakatan Rakyat partners - DAP and PKR.

“However, PAS will continue with its struggle to implement Hudud law, which is God’s law, by explaining to all quarters, including the Pakatan Rakyat component parties, until they are ready to accept the law,” Husam said. “We will discuss the hudud law and if they cannot accept its implementation when the time comes, we will postpone it,” he added.

His gesture will sit well with both DAP and PKR leaders, who have been worried the comments might misrepresent the overall stance of the tripartite alliance. The trio had in August entered an agreement which requires any policy change to be made only after multi-lateral discussion and consent.

This again proves that Pakatan works on a consensus basis. No unilateral decisions are made and none of the coalition partners will impose their own values or agenda on the others.

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