KUALA LUMPUR, May 19 — Muslims have a duty to be angry with DAP for its open rejection of hudud, said PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.
The Marang MP said the emotion is natural and that Muslims are obligated to feel anger, especially when it concerns matters of faith and “things permitted by Allah”.
“Anger is part of humans, if there is no anger it is not human, that’s why we are angry on things that Allah allows, things that Allah doesn’t allow we are not angry,” he said.
“And we had met DAP and agreed that Kelantan has its rights and DAP’s right is to disagree, but they (DAP) keep making statements that are against Kelantan,” he said in a forum titled “Bicara Harakah” here.
“When this thing happens, it is our responsibility to be angry,” Abdul Hadi added.
DAP has cut ties with Hadi over his continued push for hudud despite disagreement by from PAS’s allies, saying the move violated Pakatan Rakyat’s Common Policy Framework and consensus.
The Kelantan state assembly approved the Shariah Criminal Code (II) (1993) 2015 Enactment on March 19 with 31 votes from PAS lawmakers supported by 12 from Umno.
Hadi also submitted a private member’s Bill to Parliament to remove the legal obstacles that prevent the enforcement of hudud in Kelantan, which requires bipartisan support from Umno and others to pass.
The Bill did not make it into the April sitting’s agenda, however, and PAS has since confirmed that the party will again seek to table it during the current session.
PAS’s opaque plans over hudud prompted hostile responses from allies PKR and DAP, with the open discord sending the pact into a crisis that has senior leaders already bracing for its disintegration.