Lim, a party leader and representing DAP “opposes the hudud-like laws because it is contrary to the Federal Constitution as is secular in nature….with Islam as the religion of the Federation. Raising the punishment cap so that it can come closer to Hudud provisions would contravene the Federal Constitution in both spirit and substance.” It is clear the Act 355 only affects the Muslims, why then a non-Muslim politicise these issues?
Lim further pointed the failure of MCA, MIC, Gerakan and SUPP to leave BN is seen as a form of tacit approval of the unconstitutional measures adopted by UMNO to support PAS’s move to raise the punishment cap of Islamic laws that moves closer to Hudud-like laws. The fact that the Federal Constitution recognises the institution of Sharia Courts as stated in the Article 121 (1A) and the Part 1 List II of the Ninth Schedule of the Federal Constitution, proves that the Act 355 is not contrary to the Federal Constitution.
Lim Guan Eng is leading the Opposition to create religious and racial tension between the citizens of Malaysia. Lim has in fact questioned the sovereignty of the Rulers when he went against the decree made by the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong’s in the parliament on the 7th March, 2016:
“Beta berharap langkah-langkah ke arah memperkukuhkan institusi agama dan kecekapan perlaksanaan undang-undang pentadbiran agama Islam melalui pemerkasaan Mahkamah Syariah dapat disegerakan.”
Sadly, two news portals; MalaysiaKini.com carried an article titled, “Tiap-tiap hari rakam kenyataan saja’ on 13th January 2017 http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/369153 and FreeMalaysiaToday.com, “Guan Eng cries foul over ‘frivolous’ police investigation” http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/01/13/guan-eng-cries-foul-over-frivolous-police-investigation/ on 13th January 2017 and “Police query Guan Eng over report lodged by 13 –year-old” http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/01/13/police-query-guan-eng-over-report-lodged-by-13-year-old/ on the same day of the previous article is sensationalising the issue and to adjudge Ahmad Ali of poor taste and facts.
Obviously, it is the duty to comprehend the rights and responsibilities as a good citizen of Malaysia, accorded in the Federal Constitution, in maintaining peace and harmony in a diverse ethnicity and culture. Failing which, one may fall trap and taken victim of their ignorance by irresponsible politician/s whom has hidden agenda only of themselves.