KUALA LUMPUR: Gua Musang MP Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah today said he will not support any bill that contravenes the Federal Constitution.
This includes the private member’s Bill to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965, which seeks to enhance punishment for Muslims who commit offences under shariah law.
“If anything comes to the Dewan Rakyat and if it is against the constitution, I will not support it because I have taken an oath to uphold the constitution. It is not just on this bill,” he said.
The Umno veteran, better known as Ku Li, said this after attending a forum on the proposed amendments, organised by Angkatan Amanah Merdeka Malaysia, a non-governmental organisation which he heads.
The Bill was tabled by the Marang MP Abdul Hadi Awang, who is also PAS president, last Nov 24.
Elaborating further, Tengku Razaleigh, who is also the president of the NGO, said the forum was held to collect feedback on the proposed amendment, which would then be forwarded to the stakeholders.