Friday, June 13, 2014

Hudud in Selangor: Will MCA go anti-hudud on UMNO?

Media Statement by Yeo Bee Yin, DAP State Assemblywoman for Damansara Utama, on Thursday 12 June 2014, in Petaling Jaya.

Will MCA turn their “Say No to PAS Hudud” campaign to “Say No to UMNO Hudud” campaign in Selangor?

We were surprised to receive the news that UMNO’s Sungai Air Tawar assemblymen Kamarol Zaki Abdul Malik has submitted a motion to study the implementation of hudud law in Selangor for debate in the coming state assembly sitting.

DAP has been firm on our stand in this issue. As the state assemblyperson of Selangor, I would like to express my stand that multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-religious Malaysia should always be a secular country with the Federal Constitution as the supreme law of the land, as what our founding fathers had intended the country to be. Therefore, to preserve the secular nature of the country, I will use my voting right in the Selangor state assembly to reject the implementation of religious laws irrespective of which religion.  

Since PAS suggested tabling a private member bill on hudud in the parliament, MCA Youth has launched a nationwide “Say No to PAS Hudud” campaign with roadshows, signature drives, forums and so on[i]. They have also hold demonstration in front of the PAS headquarter[ii].

Now that their partner in the coalition UMNO has also mooted hudud to be studied in Selangor, will MCA now turn the “Say No to PAS Hudud” campaign to “Say No to UMNO Hudud” campaign in Selangor? Will MCA demonstrate in front of UMNO Selangor headquarter to speak against this motion?   

Following the issue, the MCA Youth Chief, Chong Sin Woon, has issued a statement to call their partner for ‘meeting and discussion’ [iii].

To show their sincerity against hudud, MCA Youth should not hesitate to launch similar campaign and demonstration against UMNO in the event that the ‘meeting and discussion’ fails. 



马华是否会在雪州将“反伊党伊刑法”(Say No to PAS Hudud) 运动转成“反巫统伊刑法”(Say No to UMNO Hudud) 运动吗?


行动党一直明确表明对此事件的立场 。身为雪州州议员,我想表达我的立场即马来西亚是一个多元种族,多元文化与多元宗教的世俗国,理应以联邦宪法作为我国的最高法律,如同我们开国元勋最初的建国意愿。因此,我会使用我在雪州议会的投票权表决反对任何抵触国家世俗性的宗教法律。

自从伊党在国会提呈落实伊刑法的私人法案,马青立即在全国发起“反伊党伊刑法”运动,这其中包括了街头演讲、签名运动、论坛等 [i]。同时,他们更率领群众在伊党总部外拉起横幅抗议此事 [ii]


马青总团长张盛闻较早前在跟进此事件中发文告呼吁国阵成员党须先召开会议以讨论上述动议 [iii]