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Sunday, June 5, 2016

PBB says 'no' to Pas' Private Member's Bill

PETRA JAYA - Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), the backbone of Barisan Nasional (BN) in Sarawak, has poured cold water on the tabling of the Private Member's Bill to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965.

Chief Minister and PBB president Tan Sri Adenan Satem reasoned that Malaysia is a multiracial nation and that Muslims only constitute 25 per cent of the population in Sarawak.

"We will not support any Bill which will enable the implementation of hudud law.

"We are not like Kelantan. And we will stick with our principle, which is against (the implementation of the hudud law)," he told reporters after chairing PBB's supreme council meeting here today.

It was reported that Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, who is also Marang Member of Parliament, was granted postponement to table the Bill in the next Parliament session.

Hadi had applied for the postponement to provide more room for parliamentarians to debate the Bill.

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