KUALA LUMPUR – March 15, 2017: PAS is insisting that Pribumi Bersatu had agreed in principle with the amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965) or better known as RUU355.
This is the statement from PAS deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man in response to a denial yesterday by Pribumi Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
“As far as I’m concern, they (Pribumi Bersatu) and Muhyiddin have never oppose the proposal,” said Tuan Ibrahim.
“From what he said recently, it appears that principally he agreed. I understand and agree that he should wait for the bill to be tabled in the Parliament and then only he can decide.
“However, we merely proposed several amendments to the existing act. There should be no problem for Muhyiddin to support it,” Tuan Ibrahim added.
Also today, PAS secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan issued a statement to say it was perplexing for Muhyiddin as a Muslim parliamentarian to be imprecise over his decision on RUU355.
To this Tuan Ibrahim commented that Muhyiddin and other Muslim MPs need more time to decide on the proposal, adding that the PAS-Pribumi Bersatu cooperation should go beyond RUU355.
The conflicting statements by both sides have influenced people to deduce that PAS and Pribumi Bersatu are not on the same page.
Facebooker Xahar Xeruji has gone to the extent of describing one of the leaders as deceitful.
“This will escalate the friction between the parties although it could buy a bit of time to maintain the good relationship.
“Watching the ‘performance’ from each of the opposition leaders nowadays is no longer for satisfactory reason, it’s more for ‘to get a good laugh’ reason.”
Miebun Msj agrees. “Pas should not have concluded that Pribumi will agree all along, because it’s not final, the amendments have yet to be tabled.”
Ghazali Omar thinks that the apparent misinterpretation of each other’s intention between the two parties will lead the people to be confused over their cooperation.