LABUAN: PAS leaders will go down to the ground to explain to the people including non-Muslims the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment 2016) 1965 (RUU 355) Private Member’s Bill, in the next two or three months.
PAS deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said the tabling of RUU355 had clarified the confusion over the bill said to be a back door method to implement hudud laws.
“The tabling (of the bill) clearly is not to implement hudud as alleged but only to upgrade the Syariah Court. The tabling has, to some extent, eased the people’s confusion,” he told Bernama after a programme organised by PAS here yesterday.
RUU355 was tabled by Marang Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, who is also PAS president, on the final day of the latest Dewan Rakyat sitting on Thursday.
Tuan Ibrahim said: “PAS is relieved the RUU355 has been tabled after being postponed for so long.”
On cooperation with other opposition parties such as DAP, he said despite not having an agreement, consensus still existed specifically on distribution of seats for the next general election.
“We hope seats PAS contest in will not be disturbed by other opposition parties. Actually, in the context of the opposition, a registered co-operation does not exist, such as having a logo, a symbol like Barisan Nasional, what is important is consensus,” he said.–BERNAMA