Terengganu not ready for hudud law yet, says MB

Ahmad-Razif-hududKUALA TERENGGANU: Terengganu is not prepared to implement hudud law until an in-depth study on it is conducted first, says Menteri Besar Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman.

He said the decision to implement hudud law must be determined by the state legislative assembly and only after getting the consent of the Terengganu Sultan.

“We are now focusing on Bill 355 … once it is approved, only then can we see which Islamic law provisions can be implemented under the bill. We should not rush into this matter.”

He said this to reporters after distributing about 1,500 packs of savoury rice porridge to the public at Abidin Mosque, here, today.

Ahmad Razif was commenting on a statement by state Telecommunications, Multimedia and Special Tasks Committee chairman Ghazali Taib, who during the Terengganu Media ‘Kembara Dakwah’ event in Aceh yesterday said, Terengganu would continue to fight for the implementation of Islamic law in the state.

“That was probably his personal view on the provision which had been passed by the state government earlier,” he said.