Crude politics over Hudud
Datuk Johari Umno supreme council member is absolutely right in pin-pointing that we need to dig deep into our consciousness and decipher from where this inferiority complex has crept into the veins of our society.There are people struggling to sort out their inner world for a meaningful life, while others are trying to hold together a damaged relationship, or are trying to raise consciousness in society, change the political system, save our planet and create universal brotherhood. The journey is daunting and often people give up.The argument that’s given usually is that one is too small to bring a change. But no one is too small and no problem is beyond them. The thing is that our attention is rarely focused as we wish to multitask owing to our greed, restlessness and sensory needs.
Hudud has always been an important issue in Pas politics. Often it is also seen as a tool for vote bank politics. especially Muslims, gets politicised and becomes a polarising issue. The net result: Muslims have been effectively kept out of it. that religion cannot be used to deny justice to a community. That is, the Constitution does not bar any faith when it meets other criteria as well.