A Kadir Jasin
AT the risk of being accused of being UnMuslim, I dare say that the Private Member’s Bill on the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 aka RUU 355 is one of the most devisive pieces of legislation ever to be introduced in the Dewan Rakyat.
I will leave it at that since I had already discussed this subject in one of the past articles except to reiterate that its tabling is laced with hypocrisy, trickery, shenanigans and dishonesty.
It brought out the worse in human nature.
The Dewan Rakyat Speaker, (Tan Sri) Pandikar Amin Mulia, said he would be a bloody fool if he didn’t use his power.
With that he abruptly and prematurely dismissed the House yesterday afternoon to stop the bill from being debated.
|Pandikar Amin didn't want to be a bloody fool|
“Today, I don’t want to be a bloody fool.”
He stopped the debate soon after PAS secretary-general, Takiyuddin Hassan, had finished explaining reasons for tabling the bill. It was first tabled last year by PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang. Takiyuddin had been allowed to go on for almost 90 minutes.
I have no intention of adding more fuel to the fire except to remind all of us mortal beings that “a fool does not have to abuse his power to convince others that he is indeed a fool.”
[Seorang dungu tidak perlu menyalahgunakan kuasanya untuk meyakinkan orang lain yang dia dungu.”
Now we know that not only the Prime Minister, (Datuk Seri I Mappadulung Daeng Mattimung Karaeng Sandrobone Sultan Abdul Jalil), Mohd Najib Abdul Razak, and the police fear debate.
The Dewan Rakyat Speaker also fears debate.