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Gerakan should pressure UMNO too, regarding Hudud


Ng Wei Aik urges Gerakan and MCA to pressure UMNO to refrain from supporting Hudud law implementation.

Gerakan should pressure UMNO as much as its continuous attacks on DAP, with regards to Hudud law in Kelantan, said an opposition leader today.

“The pressure must be piled up equally on the UMNO not to support Hudud law,” Tanjong MP Ng Wei Aik said in a statement today.

He said that since Penang Gerakan Youth had announced that it will travel to Kota Bharu, Kelantan to submit a memorandum to PAS, in an attempt to prevent the hudud bill amendment through the upcoming state assembly meeting; Gerakan should stage the same protest against UMNO Kelantan State Assemblymen.

UMNO reps have indicated that they would support the bill in the state assembly meeting.

“The main question is, whether the Penang Gerakan Youth dare to take the same altitude and approach against the UMNO State Assemblymen, as what they have done towards the DAP or the Pakatan Rakyat in the past?” said Ng in his statement today.

He said that if the Gerakan Youth did not do so, them, along with MCA, were as good as “political clowns”. He added that Gerakan and MCA could be seen as “agreeing to a certain extent” UMNO MP’s approval of a private motion bill on Hudud if it is tabled in Parliament.

“Such a precedent should not be set, as it could set a bad and dangerous precedent for the whole nation,” Ng said.

He said that this pressure from Gerakan and MCA was essential to reverse UMNO’s pro-Hudud stand.

Ng said that a statement by Ismail Sabri Yaakob, UMNO Supreme Council Member, asking DAP to “stay out of the matter of Hudud implementation” hinted at UMNO support for a private motion bill in Parliament.

“To ensure the implementation of hudud laws does not exist, MCA, Gerakan, MIC and other BN component parties as well as NGOs across the country must equally and effectively pile up their pressure on the UMNO, to reverse the UMNO’s pro-hudud altitudes before it is too late,” said Ng.

“If the MCA and the Gerakan cannot see that the UMNO is the biggest elephant in the room and continue to attack the DAP endlessly, the passage of Hudud motion or bill in the Parliament will create a road of no return for everyone of us,” he said.

-The Rocket

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