CYBERJAYA – PAS has no qualms about cooperating and giving way for the Barisan Nasional government to table the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 Amendment Bill (RUU 355) in Parliament. sitting.
Its president, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, said the party would, however, like to be given the opportunity to look at the draft of the bill first.
“We have to see first what is the draft to be tabled and we do want it to be overlapping or conflicting.
“In fact, we want cooperation in matters concerning the interests of Islam and the Syariah Court without (adversely) affecting the non-Muslims. That is the approach we want,” he said.
Abdul Hadi told this to reporters after delivering a keynote address at the Malaysian Professional Convention here today.
Yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the government would table the bill in Parliament soon.
In another development, Abdul Hadi denied having made the statement, viralled on the social media, that PAS only wanted to win certain states in the 14th general election, and the remaining to be given to UMNO.
“I never issue such a statement. It is the future, how to know 10 or three states, that is general election results, we cannot make decision before it is held.
“Only that, in principle, PAS wants to win 40 seats and PAS will be the deciding factor in the country’s politics,” he said. -BERNAMA