PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang has claimed there is a mastermind who is trying to stop the tabling of his private member’s bill from becoming reality, according to Berita Harian today.
“We will face any obstacles whatsoever (to push for the bill to be tabled), and we know who the ones who are posing the obstacles are,” the Malay daily reported him saying.
However he did not elaborate on the matter or the individual’s identity.
The PAS president said the party will persevere with its stand to table the amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdictions) Act, or Act 355, in Parliament, after BN decided not to table it in an about turn this week.
The bill was originally conceived after Kelantan passed its hudud enactment in 2015, as a move to remove federal obstacles to the state’s implementation of the Islamic penal code.