BUTTERWORTH: Any discussion that goes against the framework of Pakatan Rakyat's (PR) manifesto will be seen as an attempt to backstab the pact.
DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said this today in response to PAS Ulama Council chairman Datuk Seri Harun Taib who reportedly said the party would implement hudud law should it emerged as the biggest partner if PR takes over the federal government. He also said PAS would insist on implementing it "even if it had to change partners in the PR pact".
"This will not be acceptable and definitely not our policy. If you want to cooperate with PR parties, it has to be on common principle that is agreeable by members of the pact.
"You cannot work outside the PR manifesto or pact because that will be like backstabbing," said Lim, after witnessing the groundbreaking ceremony of Jalan Raja Uda Voluntary Fire Brigade Centre yesterday.
Lim reiterated the Islamic state issue was not a policy that was agreed upon by all three parties witihin PR and the matter would be discussed further in the PR leadership council meeting.
"If one were to look at PR's common policy framework, the issue of Islamic state was not part of it," he said.
On PAS' intention to 'change partners' to ensure the implementation of the hudud law, Lim said: "If it were to materialised, MCA should take a stand as the party was known to oppose the idea of an Islamic state. (Let's see) what does MCA have to say about this?" said Lim.
Earlier, during the grounbreaking ceremony, Lim said the state had allocated 31,000 sq ft of land costing RM5 million to the volunteer fire brigade to build a RM1.2 million two-storey centre that can housed three fire engines.