I wrote an article titled Ride the Islamic tiger, risk becoming cat food for the Center for Policy Initiatives.
My concerns for what I saw as the DAP’s increasing and dangerous ‘coziness’ with PAS's religious practice was brought to the boil when PAS Youth chief, Nasrudin Hassan exploited the tragedy of Sosilawati Lawiya as a pathetic attempt to sneak the hudud into Malaysia's justice system.
I am also frighteningly reminded of Pak Haji Nik Aziz’s call for the death sentence for the irresponsible ‘baby dumping’ mums and demand that illicit (unmarried) lovers be stoned to death. For more please read my 'Tis the nature of the beast (2).
Much as I respect the Pak Haji, I'll have none of his Middle-Eastern medieval type punishments such as stoning to death, chopping of hands or beheading. For a start, the people who propose these draconian ultimate punishments would usually be the ones who mete out them out but by virtue of their Teflon-ized positions, never the recipients, so I doubt they would have appropriately, objectively and compassionately evaluated the consequences of their fiercesome irreversible proposals.
It’s one thing for the DAP to be good political allies and even friends with PAS, but I strongly believe that religion should never be allowed to be mixed up with politics or friendship. And I don’t ever trust anyone who claim they speak on behalf of God (whichever one).
I trust Karpal Singh to advise his DAP people.