ALOR SETAR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Federal Government has never rejected the implementation of hudud. However, there are loopholes and shortcoming that need to be addressed before the law can be implemented in Malaysia, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
"There is a vast difference between rejecting the law and not implementing it because of the law's shortages and difficulties," said Najib in his speech during the closing of Program Itjimak Pondok Malaysia 2014 at Dewan Seri Mentaloon, Thursday.
He added that the law must be thoroughly studied and that both Muslim and non-Muslim communities must be ready for its implementation.
"We have to ensure that the Muslim community is mentally ready and fully understands the law before it is implemented," he said.
He added that it is also important for non-Muslims to understand the law so there will be no confusion.