The Kelantan government should axe all plans to use a guillotine in implementing hudud law in the state, said DAP central executive committee member Liew Chin Tong.

“The obsession with such inhumane methods of punishment on the part of Deputy Mentri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Abdullah is disappointing.

“Like many other proponents of human rights, I have been campaigning for the end or reduced usage of cruel punishments such as the death penalty and judicial caning,” Liew said in a statement.

He was responding to a report that Mohd Amar, who is the chairman of Kelantan’s hudud law technical committee, said he would suggest to the panel to use such a guillotine, which would not need a surgeon to operate.

Mohd Amar said the guillotine was fast, effective and needed only one person to pull the lever, two others to hold down the offender and a doctor to ensure the punished person does not drastically suffer from the punishment. The judge who meted out the sentence must also be present.

Cemas sangat DAP bila Kerajaan Negeri Kelantan nak perkenalkan kaedah hukuman. Apa yang cemas? Dah berapa kali nak ulang, kalau buat pun, ini tidak melibatkan kalangan kafir laknat. Itu pun susah nak faham?
Suka hati Kerajaan Negeri Kelantan lah nak buat dan perkenalkan kaedah hukuman apa pun. Apa yang risau sangat? PP boleh suka hati bebas nak buat apa pun. Kita tak kacau.
PAS mesti hidup dengan kaedah hukuman hudud. Kita dah janji kepada rakyat. Tak ada ruang untuk kita kencing lagi. Kalau dah janji kita kena buat.
Ana ucap tahniah kepada Dr Nik Amar sebab bersungguh dengan hudud.