Malaysiakini in its article Nik Aziz wants hudud, MCA flabbergasted tells us that Pak Haji Nik Aziz has upped the ante in the much tossed around ‘Malay unity’ merger of PAS and UMNO.
Pak Haji has proposed that the 2-party union be brough about by acceptance of Islamic hudud (and qisas) criminal laws for Malaysia.
I am not sure about UMNO’s reaction but MCA has, in the person of Wee Ka Siong, its MCA Youth sec-gen, objected like hell, stating: "I am disappointed and gravely concerned with Nik Aziz's statement to implement hudud and qisas laws as it would mean the creation of a theocratic Islamic state.”
My dear Wee, for Allah’s (swt) sake, don’t tell me you weren't aware that the creation of a theocratic Islamic state has long been the political aspiration of PAS?
Anyway, Wee said: “I urge Umno to object against PAS' proposal as it is a matter of principle."
Malaysiakini advised us that 'under Islam, crimes classified under hudud such as murder, theft and adultery carry severe punishment including the amputation of limbs and stoning to death.'
Jeez, we’ll become a nation of reduced population led mainly by cripples, theoretically assuming that the hudud will be applied to all and sundry, regardless of religion, ethnic group, rank, station or political affiliations.
But usually in such cases, as in the tragedy of the notorious Cambodian ‘killing fields’, the ‘prosecutors’ and ‘police’ and ‘executioners’ would remain the only group safe from the 'wrath of God’s will'.
But suppose UMNO accepts Pak Haji’s proposal? And we mustn't deny such a possibility, frightening as it may be for non-Muslims, for afterall AAB does possess strong Islamic pedigree, and 'Malay unity' is supreme in UMNO's political consideration.
Hypothetically speaking, or perhaps even practically forecasting, will the outcome of such a merger on the platform of hudud and qisas laws, see an alignment of MCA, Gerakan, MIC with Pakatan or what's left of it, (assuming that non-Muslims would even be permitted equal rights to participate in politics in an Islamic State?) versus a Malay-Muslim unity bloc of PAS-UMNO.
And will Charles Santiago ask of MCA's Wee Ka Siong: “Are you challenging Islam?”
And where will Anwar Ibrahim and his core chummy coterie in PKR stand in such a terrifying non's versus Melayu schism?