Syariah law should be given a chance to deal with criminals as our existing laws have failed, says the PAS MP.
He said this while debating the amendments to the Penal Code (Amendments) Bill 2013 at the Parliament.
“It seems those jailed under the existing laws are not repenting. Next time, the government should bring more experts on syariah laws while drafting legislation.
“If we don’t have one in the country, bring experts from other countries. The federal government should assist state governments to implement syariah laws in the states,” said the Temerloh MP.
In his argument, Nasruddin said that the government need to look into why those jailed under the existing laws are not repenting despite serving years in jail.
Citing the Emergency Ordinance (EO) which was repealed last year, Nasruddin said that those released from detention seemed to go back to a life of crime despite the jail term.
“Since two years detention without trial did not work, there is no need to bring it back. This is where Islamic laws should be given a chance to handle criminals,” said the Pas Youth leader.