Has Karpal “Islamic state over my dead body” Singh died?
Last we checked, the man still lives so it is indeed surprising to find PAS announcing the formation of a technical committee (see http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/Committeeonhudud/Article) to study the possibility of implementing the hudud in the Kelantan without so much as a whimper from the so-called Tiger of Jelutong.
Oh yes! This is probably because Karpal “Islamic state over my dead body” Singh was present at the September 29 meeting where PAS, DAP and PKR agreed to defend Pakatan Rakyat’s agreed positions but “respect” each other’s differences – one of them being the hudud issue.
So what we have here is this so-called constitutional and human rights lawyer cum politician apparently agreeing to sacrifice his principles and accept people’s hands being cut off for theft just so he can please his more powerful coalition partner PAS.
What happened to the Karpal “Islamic state over my dead body” Singh who only on September 23 this year said that hudud ran contrary to PAS’ resolve during the recent muktamar to push for a welfare state?
What happened to the Karpal “Islamic state over my dead body” Singh who only on September 23 this year said that the implementation of hudud law would also contravene the Federal Constitution because “the punishments for these offences are flogging 100 times for intercourse between an unmarried couple, stoning to death for adultery, amputation of hand for theft, death for apostasy, flogging 40 times for alcohol consumption, flogging 80 times for false accusation of adultery and death by sword or crucifixion for highway robbery.” (see http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/9/23/nation/9559730&sec=nation)
What happened to the Karpal “Islamic state over my dead body” Singh who said in July 2002 that “With PAS’ open declaration at the dialogue led by (Datuk Seri) Abdul Hadi Awang that the implementation of the Syariah Criminal Enactment Bill will help it form the next Federal Government, it has become impossible for the DAP to associate with PAS in the coming by-elections in Pendang and Anak Bukit and the general elections” (see http://www.bernama.com/B2002/news.shtml?general/ge0207_2).
The only answer to this is either the Tiger of Jelutong has been lying all along or that he has finally been tamed by PAS.