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Hudud must first be understood by all Malaysians

Nur Jazlan now says that hudud cannot be implemented if there is no high level understanding of it by Malaysians.

Nur Jazlan now says that hudud cannot be implemented if there is no high level understanding of it by Malaysians.

Zaidi Azmi
Written by Zaidi Azmi

KUALA LUMPUR – March 24, 2015: Pulai member of parliament Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed today clarified his earlier comments by saying that it’s the the low level of understanding regarding hudud that continues to cause disharmony in Malaysian society.

Although the hudud law Kelantan wants to enforce is not applicable to non-Muslims, Nur Jazlan thinks that this Islamic penal code should not be implemented until all Malaysians fully understand hudud.

After the Syariah Criminal Code Enactment II 1993 (Hudud) was passed by the Kelantan state assembly last week, Nur Jazlan was reported to have said that hudud would cause a divide amongst Malaysians.

This caused a backlash in the social media, with a few commentators asking why a Muslim should reject Islamic law.

Nur Jazlan also said that Pas cannot simply assume that every Muslim in Malaysia understands hudud and suggested that they conduct a survey on this first.

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Zaidi Azmi

Zaidi Azmi

Despite becoming The MOLE's journalist in 2014, he still has a hard time traversing the city. If he is not lost, this northern kampung boy can be found struggling to make some sense out of the Malaysian political sphere.