On March 11, 2017, the DAP Seputeh MP said on her Facebook page that, “This case tells us that Syariah laws will affect non-Muslims in the end…..” with a photo of a man being caned in Aceh.
I wonder if Teresa Kok read the News Asiaone report before making her posting because News Asiaon reported that the two men chose to be punished under the Syariah laws instead of Indonesian national legal system.
If Teresa Kok understands English, she’ll know that the Buddhists themselves chose to be caned instead of jailed.
Maybe Teresa Kok is trying to relate the news to the amendment of Act 355 in order to scare the non-Muslims that in the end, it will affect them as well.
If so, it is another dirty tactic to spew hatred towards the Muslims who are fighting for the Act 355 to be amended because:
- The amendment of Act 355 will not broaden the jurisdiction of the Syariah Court beyond its current limit but it will only increase its punishment limits to the Muslims who are under the jurisdiction of the court.
- To allow the Syariah laws to be applied to the non-Muslims, the Federal Constitution must be amended where the Item 1 List II Ninth Schedule of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia must first be amended.
- We do not subscribe to the laws of Indonesia. That happened in Aceh, Indonesia where Syariah law is applied to everyone but we are living in Malaysia, where the Syariah law only applies to the Muslims.
- The two Buddhists chose to be punished under the Syariah law instead of the secular law; why must that bothers Teresa Kok?
It is easy for leaders like Teresa Kok to spread lies to her supporters because:
- They trust their leaders and are too blinded to see the truth.
- Like Teresa Kok, they only read the titles and do not bother to find out what really happens.
- They do not understand the Bahasa Melayu and English.
- They do not understand the Federal Constitution of Malaysia.