TTF: Dato’ Seri Azmin Ali has a one track mind. He sees what he wants to see and hears what he wants to hear. When Dato’ Seri Abdul Hadi Awang reminded Muslims to ensure Islamic rule in Malaysia, he was hinting at PKR’s associations with the DAP, a pro-evangelist concern that aimed to rule the country by proxy. Azmin is too naive to understand this.
That explains why the Menteri Besar went off on a tangent by talking about policies he implemented in Selangor. What Hadi was really at was the need to ensure that those who wielded power fought for Islam with their hearts and souls. As far as the PAS president is concerned, simply putting into effect a policy or two that is “friendly towards Islam” does not necessarily an Islamic government make.
Yes, not many are aware that the core essence to Islamic governance is the adherence to principles of the Islamic Syaria in the strictest sense. Accordingly, those appointed to the highest of rungs in the administrative strata are required to have some knowledge about matters of Islamic jurisprudence. It is simply not sufficient for one to come up with policies that are “friendly towards Islam” and declare that the country is Islamic.
That having been said, Hadi’s concern has more to do with the devil than Azmin himself. The PAS president is aware that the devil is a master of deceit and will try his level best to tempt humans astray from the path of Allah. He saw the DAP do just that when it’s leaders came out in fierce contention against the Shariah Amendment Bill (RUU 355). It was then that the PAS president made it his commitment never to have anything to do with the pro-evangelist concern ever again.
Hadi realised that working with the DAP was akin to inviting the devil into your house. The PAS president knew that the devil would corrupt your mind with illicit thoughts and have you do untold harm to members of your family. When Azmin recently discontinued allocations to PAS assemblymen in Selangor, he presented hurdles to his brothers in Islam from rendering assistance to members of the ummah. The move had the DAP written all over it as Lim Guan Eng did something very similar in the island state of Penang.
So you see, Hadi’s concern is not without merit. The PAS president knows that the devil works through the minds of the weak to prevent the righteous from assisting mankind. Effectively, people like Azmin end up leading governments that claim to be Islamic but are anti-messianic. A true Islamic government would put in place policies that advance the ummah towards the clear and well trodden path of water. An anti-messianic leader, on the other hand, would claim to implement such policies but end up having the ummah run around in circles with no water in sight.
And that’s just like retaining a person in primary one for the rest of his (or her) natural life. Eventually, that person will end up thinking he (or she) has mastered everything and drift further and further away from the path of Allah. That’s precisely the kind of ignorance you’ll end up with should people like Azmin and Dr Mahathir Mohamad be allowed to lead the country.
KUALA SELANGOR: The policies and programmes initiated by the Selangor government are already in line with Islamic principles, Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said today amid PAS’s ambition to govern the state.
Azmin said the development and financial management of the state, such as its most recently-launched programme Smart Selangor Mother’s Love (KISS) scheme, reflects integrity.
“We do not need to change the policies and programmes with Islamic labels. What is important is the fair social distribution that has been upheld by the Selangor government.
“And we must avoid being a state that is rich but the people are poor. That is unjust and a tyranny,” he said when meeting reporters at the launch of KISS, here.
PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang had yesterday expressed the Islamist party’s intention to win power in Selangor.
He then pointed out that PAS lawmakers were a part of his administration and have been for nearly a decade.
Azmin added that it would ultimately be up to voters to decide if they want such changes, but expressed confidence that his government’s policies and programmes would be enough to secure continued support.
“PAS is now a part of the Selangor government, correct? Therefore, since 2008, PAS has accepted the policies and programmes that have been implemented by the state as the best model. What else needs to be changed?” he said.
PAS president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang said yesterday that his party aimed to capture Selangor in the general election, and touted an “Islamic leadership” to voters in the state.
Earlier, Azmin, who is also the PKR deputy president, launched the KISS programme that provides eligible mothers in Selangor RM2,400 in annual aid to purchase essential goods.
Recipients will receive a card under the scheme that may be used in place of cash at 500 participating hypermarkets and stores to buy basic items such as rice, cooking oil, or school supplies.
The programme is open to households earning below RM2,000 monthly, with 3,000 applicants so far.
Source: The Malay Mail Online