Baru: Sarawak BN on horns of dilemma

Terence Netto
(Updated )

State PKR leader Baru Bian said the latest rationalisations of Umno's decision to “take over” PAS chief Hadi Awang’s bill to further empower Shariah courts places Sarawak BN parties on the horns of a painful dilemma.

“By virtually saying that the government in taking over the bill, this will render BN component parties’ opposition to it uncalled for and places the Sarawak BN in particular in a position of damned if you do and damned if you don’t,” observed Baru, a human rights lawyer who heads Sarawak PKR.

The Ba’ Kelalan state assembly rep said Sarawak BN, headed by Chief Minister Adenan Satem, has been explicit and unwavering in their opposition to Hadi’s bill which is scheduled to come up for a second reading at the next session of Parliament in March.

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