KUALA LUMPUR, June 2 – The tabling of the Private Member’s Bill on Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill 2016 will not
adversely affect support of the non-Malay voters for Barisan Nasional in the Kuala Kangsar and Sungai Besar by-elections on June 18.
Wanita UMNO chief Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said the women movement would go to the ground to explain to voters on the bill during the campaign for the Kuala Kangsar parliamentary by-election and the Sungai Besar state by-election.
“The Bill will likely be an issue, but we will explain to them the matter. The Bill is actually not hudud as exaggerated by the opposition,” she told
reporters after opening the Global Indian Festival 2016 here, today.
The Bill was tabled by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang in the Dewan Rakyat last Thursday.
Shahrizat also appealed to voters to continue giving Barisan Nasional the mandate in both by-elections.
On the Global Indian Festival, being held until June 5 at Mid Valley Exhibition Hall, Shahrizat said the festival offered the best platform to buy
Indian products such as textile, decorative and food items at reasonable price