PPBM "agrees in principle" with Act 355: Pas Deputy Chief

HANA NAZ HARUN




KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) has "agreed in principle" with efforts to amend the Shariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965, said Pas deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a Pas fundraising dinner last night, Tuan Ibrahim said PPBM president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had agreed in principle to the proposed act after a meeting with the Islamic party.

"We have discussed this and (Muhyiddin), in principle, has agreed (with the amendments)," he was quoted as saying by an online news portal.

Tuan Ibrahim claimed Muhyiddin had stated that PPBM "has no problems" with the proposed amendment to the Act, also known as Act 355.

"The amendments will strengthen the Shariah Courts and (Muhyiddin) does not have a problem supporting it," Tuan Ibrahim said.

He was earlier asked whether Pas would compel PPBM to agree to the proposed amendments before forming ties with the party.