PM: No hudud law in Malaysia
By MAZWIN NIK ANIS and ROSHIDI ABU SAMAH
KAMPAR: The Government will not implement hudud law in Malaysia, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
He said even though the law was "God's law", its implementation needed to be based on realities.
"If we ask the ulamas, Islamic law cannot be implemented unless we take into consideration the environment and the reality.
"Moreover, the aim of an administration according to Islam is based on maqasid syariah, which entails protecting the religion, life, moral and property, among others," he told reporters after launching the Tanjung Tualang 1Malaysia carnival here Saturday.
The Prime Minister said under the current laws, the principle and objective of maqasid syariah could be championed.
Asked if this meant that hudud law need not be practised in Malaysia, Najib said there were already elements of hudud in the system but "minus the extreme part".
"This does not mean there are no Islamic laws being practised in Malaysia," he said.
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