'We are now focusing on Bill 355...once it is approved, only then can we see which Islamic law provisions can be implemented under the bill.'
However the S’gor exco denies the party is doing it to garner votes.
The punishments in the Act violate several international treaties Malaysia has acceded to, says the human rights body.
Her interview with Al Jazeera highlighted PKR's struggle in maintaining its centrist position, they say.
For a Muslim, hudud must be accepted as God's law, but implementation is a different matter, says PKR president.
M'sia should have either a unified court system for syariah and civil law, or Islamise the civil court, they suggest.
The Society for the Promotion of Human Rights (Proham - Persatuan Promosi Hak Asasi Manusia) fully supports and endorses the statement issued by Simon Sipaun, the former Suhakam vice-chairperson and state secretary of Sabah together with nineteen other eminent persons from Sabah and Sarawak, in saying no to Act 355.
COMMENT | 20 prominent East Malaysians issue a strong statement against the bill that opens the doors to hudud.
UPDATED 6.30PM | MUKTAMAR | 'Remember what the Prophet said, those who are not grateful to others, are not grateful to Allah.'
They say the bill has nothing to do with empowering the syariah courts, and remain opposed to it.
Ahok's failure to retain his governor post signals the rise of Islam in the republic, says the PAS info chief.
NGO wants to inform court of the relevant laws as a neutral party in the suit by an ex-DPM’s son.
Cartoonist Zunar however, thinks the show-cause letter against
Nanyang Siang Pau is a clampdown on media freedom.
Gooi Hsiao Leung says it was MCA and other BN component parties that paved the way for Hadi to table his motion.
UPDATED 3.35PM | Khoo Kay Khim says it has not been able to equip the young to be knowledgeable citizens.
YOURSAY | 'Proponents of Act 355 see the amendments as tipping the scales in the hudud argument.’
This is over Rafizi's query if an alcohol-consuming sultan will get punished if Act 355 amendments get passed.
DAP sec-gen says BN component parties were also duped into believing that Umno would not support Act 355.
The Umno sec-gen tells the opposition to not spin the issue in order to confuse the rakyat.
UPDATED 4.07PM | Secretary-general wants Home Ministry to review
Nanyang Siang Pau's printing permit.
UPDATED 4.49PM | One leader urges Home Ministry to pull the plug on Nanyang, accusing it of stoking religious tension.
MP SPEAKS | The bill is a bid by both Umno and PAS to secure their vested interests and stay relevant.
The former DPM's son says this in his affidavit in support of his application in court against the proposed amendments.
UPDATED 11.38PM | Rafizi asks this in the mock parliamentary debate on Act 355.
UPDATED 7.45PM | The Chinese daily's cartoon on Act 355 issue fails to tickle PAS leaders and supporters.
UPDATED 12.54PM | Afif Bahardin wants an end to the polemic allegedly played up by Umno.
COMMENT | The MCA still has one last chance at redeeming the party's reputation.
COMMENT | What was the urgency in allowing the bill to be tabled without it being debated?
He expresses support for PKR’s preference of a select committee on Act 355.
The Malaysian Bar is deeply concerned with the developments in Parliament on April 6, 2017 in relation to a private member’s bill tabled by Marang Member of Parliament and PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang, to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965.