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.