MACHANG -- PAS reviving the hudud issue is ploy to fish for votes in the upcoming general election, said Kelantan Umno chief Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
Mustapa, who is also International Trade and Industry Minister, said PAS would not be able to deliver on its promise to implement hudud laws because its partners in the opposition Pakatan coalition especially the DAP opposed the move.
"PAS will make promises without any planning or preparation whatsoever. Maybe it a strategy to fish for votes," he told reporters after opening a Miti (Ministry of International Trade and Industry) programme at Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Machang here today.
Mustapa said this when asked to comment on Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat's statement yesterday that PAS would continue to pursue its goal to introduce hudud laws in the country despite opposition from the DAP. Nik Aziz is also PAS's spiritual leader.
Mustapa added that the people should realise that hudud laws were no longer a priority of PAS as the party now had changed its objective towards forming an Islamic welfare state.
He also reminded Umno and Barisan Nasional leaders to step up efforts to win over more people as the government's transformation programmes had gone down well with Malaysians. -- Bernama