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#Malaysia ruling coalition stalwart says will also quit Cabinet if #hudud Bill is passed

#Malaysia ruling coalition stalwart says will also quit Cabinet if #hudud Bill is passed

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/Asia News Network) - Malaysia's Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mah Siew Keong have said they will resign from the Cabinet if the Islamist party's hudud Bill is passed in Parliament, amid a chorus of opposition to the draft Islamic law. Datuk Seri Liow, who leads the Malaysian Chinese Association, told The Star he was trying to harness political will across party lines to stop the Bill introduced by Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) chief Abdul Hadi Awang on Thursday from going through. But if he fails, said Mr Liow, he is ready to leave his position in the Government - a decision which even he admitted would have "repercussions" on the political scene. "I'm trying to stop it. I'm trying to get all the component parties to stop it. I am urging both sides of the political divide to come together and stop th...

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