No rush to state stand on PAS’ shariah bill, says Mat Sabu

TASEK GELUGOR: Amanah does not feel any urgency to make a stand on the bill introduced by PAS to strengthen shariah laws in the country, said its president Mohamad Sabu.

“We will discuss it at Amanah’s next meeting and from there we will state our stand. We have to get feedback on party figures who are experts on the matter,” he told reporters after hosting a breaking-of-the-fast event in Kampung Guar Petai here today.

He was commenting on the call by PAS vice-president Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah to Amanah MPs to keep their promise to support the tabling of the bill in Parliament.

Mohamad, popularly known as Mat Sabu, was recently appointed Defence Minister under the new Pakatan Harapan government.

He said the priority of the component parties in PH now was to fight corruption and abuse of power.

“That is the most important, to save Malaysia… the fight for the people’s interests takes precedence. It is our main priority,” he said.

PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang, the MP for Marang, moved a private member’s bill at the last sitting of the Dewan Rakyat in April, but it did not reach the debate level.