Published on: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Kota Kinabalu: Special Tasks Minister Datuk Teo Chee Kang must resign from his position in the Barisan Nasional (BN) now that he has made a strong repeated stand in his objection to the proposed tabling of the Private Members' Bill by PAS for the implementation of Hudud law in Kelantan.
Former Sandakan MP Datuk VK Liew said Teo had contradicted himself with the stand taken by the Prime Minister-cum-BN Chairman, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who recently said the Federal Government had never rejected the implementation of Hudud law in Malaysia.
"The Prime Minister has gone on record to say recently that both the Muslim and non-Muslim communities in the country must be ready for the implementation of Hudud.
"Thus, giving the clearest indication that it is only a matter of time before the country is faced with two chaotic criminal systems of law - one for the Muslims and the other for the non-Muslims," said Liew, who is a former Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department.
Contacted here, Monday, he said the Prime Minister had drawn his card on Hudud and it was clear that he was not opposing the implementation of Hudud.
"Indeed, the plan to implement Hudud is not confined to just Kelantan but the entire country.
What is then the stand of the Minister of Special Tasks on the matter?" asked Liew.
"As a member of an administration in a BN coalition, he should understand that the principle of collective responsibility comes into play.
"Basically, if Teo cannot agree with the Prime Minister of the country, he should know what to do without being told," said Liew.
"If he has principle left, he should resign," said Liew.
Both Liew and Teo have been involved in a bitter tussle for the LDP presidency.