Umno's decision to collude with PAS has put MCA and Gerakan Rakyat in a grave dilemma. While these two parties have reprimanded Umno in strongest terms for betraying them, perhaps they should more so weigh in the other "what if" options.
PAS is still waiting for consent from the Conference of Rulers before tabling a private member's bill to amend the Syariah Court (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 in Parliament to pave the way for the implementation of hudud law in Kelantan.
The High Court here today set Nov 9 to decide an application by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and four others to strike out a suit to prevent him from tabling a bill to amend the Syariah Court Act (Criminal Jurisdiction) 1965 in Parliament.
Come Oct 15, the Federal Court will hear an application by Gerakan for leave to initiate a petition, challenging the constitutionality of the Kelantan hudud law which was passed by the state legislative assembly last March.