‘Scanty dressing, concerts lead to immoral behaviour’
A PAS lawmaker blamed scanty dressing, provocative music and dancing, and music concerts where male and female patrons mingled freely as the chief causes of the rampant immoral behaviour in the country.
“There is also very little emphasis on religious studies in our education curriculum. This has led to immoral behaviour like adultery and pre-marital sex,” Nasruddin Hassan Tantawi (PAS-Temerloh) said when debating the motion on the Royal Address.
Nasruddin, who is the PAS Information head, is known for his controversial views and opposition to concerts by international artistes and also couples observing Valentine’s Day.
During his days as PAS Youth chief, Nasruddin had campaigned against several foreign performers and in 2007 threatened protests which forced Beyonce to scrap a planned concert in Malaysia.
He said yesterday that these music concerts promoted loose behaviour which contributed to the high number of out-of-wedlock pregnancies and babies being abandoned by young girls.
“Based on the National Registration Department’s data, there were 159,725 babies born out of wedlock,” he added.
He said introducing sex education in school and promoting the use of condoms to prevent unwanted pregnancies would not resolve the problem.
“I was previously drawn to an advertisement at a Mara outlet in Kuala Lumpur,” he pointed out.
“It showed a man leading a woman into a room but the woman stopped and said ‘No condom, no way’. This will not help prevent adultery or pre-marital sex,” he said, drawing laughter from those present.
Datuk Seri Ikmal Hisham Abdul Aziz (BN-Tanah Merah) said he would support PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s Private Member’s Bill to amend Syariah law.
He hit out at those who likened Hadi’s Bill as an attempt to introduce hudud.
“If the RUU355 is tabled, I will not hesitate to vote in support of the Bill. Don’t politicise it by linking it to hudud. It is not hudud,” he said when debating the motion of thanks on the Royal Address.
Ikmal Hisham chided the lawmakers who opposed the Bill.
“Let the Muslims resolve it. If you want to oppose, oppose with facts. Don’t do it for political popularity,” he added.
Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal (Warisan-Semporna) said he would not support Hadi’s Bill.
Nasruddin Hassan Tantawi, The Star Online 9 Comments
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