Bangi – A Muslim rights group said today that a controversial Islamic penal code should be implemented for both Muslims and non-Muslims.
Abdullah Zaik Abdul Rahman, president of Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (Isma), said hudud should be carried out for the country’s “well-being”, adding that criminals would then be fearful of committing crimes.
“Yes, it should be for all. For Muslims, it is for the forgiveness of sins. And for the non-Muslims, it is in national interests and to safeguard the public,” he told a press conference in Bangi.
Giving an example, he said if Malays stole from the Chinese, it would be the same as the Chinese stealing from the Malays.
“So with this, Chinese cannot steal from the Malays and vice versa. And it is not fair if only one race gets punished for stealing and the other doesn’t.”