Thursday September 27, 2012
Liow: No need for hudud to parallel justice system
PETALING JAYA: A country cannot have two parallel criminal justice systems dealing with the same offences as it will create a lot of uncertainty, said MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
He said Malaysia already had a “very complete” judiciary system which administered justice.
“Non-Muslims would feel that they are not getting justice through the (hudud) system,” he told reporters after launching the 6th National Conference on Clinical Research here yesterday.
Liow gave an example of a rape case, where under hudud law, the woman would be required to get four witnesses to vouch that she had been raped.
“So they have doubt that they can get a fair deal through the (hudud) system. We are confident that the rakyat as a whole, regardless of race or religion, has confidence in the judiciary,” he said.
Liow was responding to a report by a news portal that the Universiti Malaya Centre for Democracy and Elections (UMCEDEL) had found that 42% of Chinese respondents agreed that hudud would be fair to all.