Stop tabling of Hadi’s shariah bill, Tawfik Ismail tells Pandikar Amin

Mohamed Tawfik Ismail, says the tabling of the RUU355 bill ignores the Conference of Rulers’ right to be consulted on matters related to Islam. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, November 11, 2017.

THE Dewan Rakyat Speaker must respect the Malay Rulers who are in charge of Islam in their states by preventing the tabling and debate of PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang’s private members’ bill to enhance shariah penalties, said former MP Mohamed Tawfik Ismail.

In a letter to Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia and Dewan Rakyat Secretary Roosme Hamzah, Tawfik said the bill, also known as RUU355, was still on the Order Paper for the Dewan Rakyat sitting that ends this month.

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