Must A GMMF CEO Be A Liberalist?

30 10 2015

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How does Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad define moderate? GMMF is a Malaysian organisation so the word moderate must be harmonious with the Article 3(1) of the Federal Constitution that says Islam is the religion of the Federation. Therefore the word moderate must be defined through the perspective of Islam which means the concept of wasatiyyah and not liberal. A liberalist is actually an extremist because a liberal person wants to be free from the law of the religion and the nation.

Below is an article from Rakyat Post (in red) and my answer will be in blue.

If you don’t have it, you can’t give it,” says Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) strategic director Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, quoting an Arabic saying.

He was commenting on the appointment of Nasharudin Mat Isa as the new chief executive officer (CEO) of Global Movement of Moderates Foundation (GMMF).

Is Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad saying that the new GMMF CEO is not good enough to lead GMMF? I guess Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad does not really understand the real meaning of moderates from the Islamic perspective.

Nasharudin was up until 2011 PAS deputy president and better known as a conservative. He is still PAS member.

“The person to lead this (GMMF) should be someone who is moderate by nature, inclusive, with a moderate world view and tolerant.

Does a moderate Muslim means to be only partly Muslim and a real Muslim is called an extremist? Moderate means not extreme, so if Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad thinks that a conservative Muslim is an extremist, then he misunderstand Islam and he seems to view Islam in a negative way because as a Muslim, I see Islam in the Islamic perspective and the more a Muslim understands and follows the true teaching of Islam, the person will become a better person. So, I believe that a conservative Muslim is a pious Muslim. How could Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad, as a Muslim implies a conservative Muslim as an extremist? 

“I wish him (Nasharudin) well and we’ll see if he can truly be moderate,” said Dr Dzulkefly when contacted by The Rakyat Post.

InshaAllah, Uncle Nasha understands the concept of the wasatiyyah and he is not a liberal Muslim. Being moderate does not mean being liberal and dares to humiliate Islam because a true Muslim is not an extremist. It is the liberal Muslim who is the extremist.

“If you don’t have true, genuine moderation in you, if your DNA is racist, you can try to show moderation, but your true colours will come out, showing up in possible racial slurs.”

What does Dr. Dzulkefly mean by ‘your DNA is racist’? Is he calling Uncle Nasha a racist because Uncle Nasha is a good Muslim? Only a racist likes to calls others racist. Islam teaches us to be fair to everybody but fair does not means equality and total freedom as what the human right activists are fighting for.

He added that former GMMF CEO Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, who resigned from his post after defecting to PKR recently, was the true embodiment of moderation, cutting across culture and religion.

Saiduddin Abdullah understands moderation as liberal. He does not practice moderation as in wasatiyyah. It is a humiliation to Islam and the Muslims when Saifuddin Abdullah openly supports Eric Paulsen who maliciously accused that a JAKIM’s Friday sermon spews hatred – please click here for the article. Does Dr. Dzulkefly thinks that being a moderate means that we do not only let others humiliate Islam but we too should find ways to humiliate Islam, follow and interpret Islam the way we wish and be free from our responsibilities as a Muslim?

Amanah vice-chairman Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa agreed with Dzulkefly, questioning Nasharudin’s appointment as the latter was still a member of Islamic-based opposition party, PAS.

Why can’t A PAS member be appointed as the CEO of GMMF when Mujahid himself heads a NUCC’s working committee when he is an opposition leader? Is it because he is now a leader of Amanah and not anymore a PAS leader? 

However, Mujahid also stated that in the current circumstances, Nasharudin, a former Bachok lawmaker, fitted the bill for the position.

“It’s not just that he is conservative, but his stand on our multiracial society is racially biased.
“How is he going to present moderation when he himself is not?

Well, Mujahid is another liberalist who loves to make weird statements regarding Islam. When he was still a PAS leader, he made a statement that PAS won’t keep silent as the Christians are bashed when it was his DAP friends who keep on calling UMNO/BN and the Malays as racist, extremists, low-class and other bad names and try hard to bashed them. Mujahid also said that a bill that supports LGBT as Islamic.

“His appointment in the current handicapped situation is appropriate as his qualification itself is handicapped.”

I am glad that PM Najib has chosen Uncle Nasha as the new CEO of GMMF. GMMF needs a leader who understands the concept of wasatiyyah and not a liberal who defines moderate as being liberal and fail to represent the concept of being a true Muslim to the world. 

Nasharudin’s appointment was announced by GMMF chairman Tan Sri Razali Ismail who said the former would start his tenure as CEO on Nov 1, replacing Saifuddin.

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Nasharudin Mat Isa To Replace Saifuddin Abdullah As CEO Of GMM

28 10 2015

Today, the Global Movement of Moderates Foundation (GMMF) announces the appointment of Nasharudin Mat Isa as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective November 1  2015.

Nasharudin Mat Isa who was a former Deputy President of PAS from 2005-2011, replaces Saifuddin Abdullah who recently joined the opposition party, PKR.

Congratulations, Uncle Nasha!

And I also want to congratulate PM Najib who has been making good moves lately.

Earlier the Prime Minister appointed Dato’ Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki as the Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s office and appointed Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali as the new Attorney General to replace Abdul Ghani Patail and now he appointed Nasharudin Mat Isa, a much more capable candidate for the job to replace Saifuddin Abdullah as the CEO of GMMF.

These actions prove that PM Najib does not believe in ‘asabiyyah’ for he does not mind to appoint someone from PAS and not from UMNO to led such an important organisation as GMMF.

As far as I know, Uncle Nasha has not left PAS, and he would always smile whenever I ask him, when will he leave PAS after what PAS had done to him.

As a Muslim country, GMMF must promote moderation in terms of Islam or wasatiyyah and not to promote liberalism; hence GMMF should be lead by a capable person like Nasharudin Mat Isa who understands the meaning of ‘moderate’ in terms of Islam.

I hope PM Najib can make more good moves in the future for the betterment of our country.





Photos: Sidang Media & Majlis Kesyukuran Muslim UPRo

30 03 2014
My photo before the program started.

My photo before the program started.

On March 27, 2014, I attended the Muslim UPRo press conference at the Hotel Putra in Kuala Lumpur.

The speakers were Azril Mohd Amin, Nasharudin Mat Isa and A. Karim Omar.

The Muslim UPRO committee members.

The Muslim UPRO committee members.

Before the program started, I spoke to Uncle Zul Noordin and I asked him a few political questions since he was one of Anwar Ibrahim’s lawyers before he left Anwar.

Uncle Zul answering some of my questions.

Uncle Zul answering some of my questions.

We also talked about current political issues, like PRK Kajang together with Uncle Nasha, Uncle Jinggo and Uncle Sheikh Karim.

The former Director of Criminal Investigation and Commissioner of Police for the Royal Malaysia Police, Tan Sri Zaman Khan was also there and he advised me to eat more vitamins after Uncle Zul told him that I am a blogger.

Discussing about the current political issues with politicians. From left is Uncle Nasharudin Mat Isa, Uncle Sheikh Karim, Uncle Zul Noordin and I

Discussing about the current political issues with politicians. From left is Uncle Nasharudin Mat Isa, Uncle Sheikh Karim, Uncle Zul Noordin and I

Listening to Uncle Azril's briefing on the UPR process that had taken place in Geneva recently.

Listening to Uncle Azril’s briefing on the UPR process that had taken place in Geneva recently.

Listening to the briefing by the Muslim UPRO committee members.

Listening to the briefing by the Muslim UPRO committee members.

Briefing by the Muslim UPRO secretary general.

Briefing by the Muslim UPRO secretary general.

Uncle Nasha briefs us about the UPR process and COMANGO.

Uncle Nasha briefs us about the UPR process and COMANGO.

Uncle Zul sharing ideas with the Muslim UPRO committee members.

Uncle Zul sharing ideas with the Muslim UPRO committee members.





I Am Real

13 01 2014

I was very excited to read a post entitled, Yes, he is 10 years old on Aunty Helen Ang’s blog today.

Thank you, Aunty Helen, you made my day 😉

Actually after I suscribed to her blog, Aunty Helen wrote a post entitled, ‘Announcement’, advising her readers not to use bad language because a 10-year-old boy reads her blog.

I guess some people do not really like the idea and some thought that Aunty Helen was joking and so they sent her all kinds of comments.

There are people who said that politic is not suitable for kids and the weird part is when some of them don’t even believe that I or my blog really exist 😆

And my big sisterAeshah Adlina  wrote this post to prove that I’m a real person.

My big sisters and I like writing and we write a lot, last year we took part in a U.S. writing challenge called National Writing Month or NaNoWriMo where we need to complete a story with a given minimum words in just one month.

I need to work very hard and at last I was able to complete a 20,000 words novella on November 22, 2013 which was 8 days before the dateline.

I begged my father to let me start my own blog when I was 5 years old; and I promised him that I’ll work hard and that I’ll always write new posts.

Now, blogging is something like a schoolwork for me, and I need to write properly, sometimes I have to rewrite the posts and I can only publish my post after my mother says it is okay 🙂

I write mostly about things that I like, for example politics, news, nature, art and others but sometimes I was given a topic to write such as to write a post using one of the idioms and phrases that I learned as the title, so I wrote, Bersih 3.0 Violence – The End Justifies The Means?

By the way, I also write poems, stories and political comics.

I’m very lucky to have the chance to meet and speak to lots of wonderful people including politicians and I learned a lot from them.

Some PR supporters sent me rude comments using words that I’ve never heard and could not understand.

Last night I received the below comment on one of my post, ‘Selangor’s MB Must Obey The Sultan Or Resign – Naser Disa‘- I guess some people just like to blame others because the article has nothing to do with PERKASA and Uncle Naser Disa is and was not a member of PERKASA.

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It is very funny how PR leaders and supporters really hate PERKASA and blamed PERKASA for everything.

My parents are not members of PERKASA but I always meet and talk to Uncle Zul of PERKASA during talks and seminars 🙂

I was having lunch with Uncle Zulkifli Noordin and some of my father’s friends.

And I also have photos with Datuk Ibrahim Ali, this photo was taken by Uncle Jinggo at the Istana Kehakiman Putrajaya.

With Datuk Ibrahim Ali. (Photo credits to Jinggo Fotopages)
Dato' Sri Diraja Hj. Adnan Bin Hj. Yaakob
With the Menteri Besar of Pahang, Dato’ Sri Diraja Hj. Adnan Bin Hj. Yaakob after a program in Kuantan last year.

Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah is my grandfather’s old friend, they met in England long, long time ago.

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I also met the Selangor Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.
With Uncle Nasha.
Greeting Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at the PWTC.

And last but not least …

I was a big fan of Anwar Ibrahim (please click for more photos 🙂 )years ago but after what happened during BERSIH 3, I changed my mind.

I wrote about it in Videos-Bersih 3.0 Riot Instigated By Anwar and Azmin?( Video-Anwar dan Azmin Signal Rempuh Dataran Merdeka?).





In Photos: At Malaysian Court of Appeal, Where Are PAS’s Leaders?

23 08 2013
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Palace of Justice, Putrajaya.

Yesterday morning, I was at the Palace of Justice court complex in Putrajaya during the hearing of the “Allah” issue. 

Anyway I have to leave the court before lunch time as my father had recording appointments with TV AlHijrah and after that with Mob TV.

I was so excited to be there, especially this is my first visit to the Palace of Justice court complex. 

But where are the PAS’s leaders who claim themselves as fighters of Islam and more Islamic than others?

Or would they tell us that Uncle Nasha was there on their behalf?

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Me and mis tres hermanas or my three sisters. From left is Kashah, Me, Kafah and Kaman.

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Uncle Jinggo interviewing Uncle Yusri of PEMBELA.

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Part of the crowd outside the court, Pak Cik Ismail Mina of Muafakat was also there.

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People were waiting at the main entrance of the building while some others were inside the building.

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People were waiting at the main entrance of the building while some others were inside the building.

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Inside the court building.

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My three big sisters and my mother are among the crowd in this photo.

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Another photo of me in front of the court building.

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With Nenek Som, Azlina Jailani’s mother who sits on her wheelchair.





Will YB Karpal Dare To Sue YB Nasha?

15 09 2012

YB Nasharudin Mat Isa still said that he will not apologise to YB Karpal Singh.

So now, will YB Karpal Singh sue YB Nasharudin?

This will be an interesting case since both of them are leaders of two different parties in the Pakatan Rakyat, YB Nasharudin Mat Isa is a PAS leader while YB Karpal Singh is DAP’s senior leader.

So, if YB Karpal sues YB Nasharudin, will PAS be supporting YB Nasharudin or YB Karpal?

Would PAS dare to support YB Nasharudin and go against Pakatan Rakyat’s Orange Book?

And will YB Karpal dare to sue YB Nasharudin and cause trouble for DAP and it’s ally party, PAS?

And who will win the case and the support of their parties and supporters?

YB Nasharudin or YB Karpal?





Will PAS Sack YB Nasharudin Mat Isa?

17 08 2012

Back in town: Nasharudin arriving at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport from Jeddah. — Bernama

Now many PAS leaders seems not to be very happy with and some are even angry at YB Nasharudin Mat Isa.

They sort of telling him to change and follow whatever PAS leaders said or leave PAS and quit his post as the Bachok’s MP.

The calls happened after YB Nasharudin made a statement on the issue of DAP’s chairman Karpal Singh’s objection on hudud law and later after a photo of  YB Nasharudin together with the Malaysian Prime minister attending a meeting with Saudi Arabian ulama’ in Mecca.

Will YB Nasharudin be leaving PAS for UMNO?

No, YB Nasharudin said that he is not quitting PAS for UMNO…

He said, “For the umpteenth time, I have never had any intention to join UMNO. I just consider them (the leaders in UMNO) as my Muslim brothers.”

But can all of the PAS’s leaders accept the leaders in UMNO as their Muslim brothers?

YB Nasharudin also again questioned PAS about PAS’s political alliance with those who were “against Islam” and wants PAS to make a strong stand on hudud.

Now, can PAS still accept YB Nasharudin?

Related posts:

  1. YB Nasharudin Will Leave PAS For UMNO?

  2. Meeting Uncle Nasharuddin Mat Isa

  3. Does PAS Still Like YB Nasharudin?

  4. Is PAS Still An Islamic Party?

  5. Bersih 4.0: Split Into Two Groups?

  6. A Giant Bottle Replica In Georgetown

  7. Anwar Ibrahim, Human Rights and Freedom

  8. Does ‘Demi Rakyat’ Supports Gay

  9. PR, Please Don’t Lie During Ramadhan!

 








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