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Government never rejected hudud, says Malaysian PM Najib

Published on Apr 24, 2014 5:22 PM
 
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks to the media after a bilateral meeting with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at the Commonwealth Parliament Offices at Exchange Plaza in Perth on April 3, 2014. 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. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

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.

 
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