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Tersingkir daripada kepimpinan PAS jadi “rahmat terselindung”, kata G18

June 23, 2015

OLEH ZULKIFLI SULONG, PENGARANG ANALISIS DAN RENCANA (TMI)

Published: 22 June 2015 5:00 PM

Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad berkata penyingkiran mereka daripada kepimpinan tertinggi PAS menyebabkan satu wadah baharu yang lebih kukuh dan inklusif dibina untuk semua rakyat Malaysia. – Gambar fail The Malaysian Insider, 22 Jun, 2015.

Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad berkata penyingkiran mereka daripada kepimpinan tertinggi PAS menyebabkan satu wadah baharu yang lebih kukuh dan inklusif dibina untuk semua rakyat Malaysia. – Gambar fail The Malaysian Insider, 22 Jun, 2015.

Pemimpin PAS yang tewas dalam pemilihan PAS baru-baru ini menyifatkan kekalahan mereka secara blok dalam pemilihan itu menjadi “rahmat yang terselindung” (blessing in disguise) apabila ia membuka ruang membina sesuatu lebih kukuh untuk Malaysia selepas ini.

Setiausaha jawatankuasa bertindak kumpulan 18 (G18) yang tewas itu, Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad berkata penyingkiran mereka menyebabkan satu wadah baharu yang lebih kukuh dan inklusif dibina untuk semua rakyat Malaysia.

“Sejak sekian lama kita bergaduh dalam PAS dengan pendekatan dan pandangan yang berbeza berhubung beberapa perkara, sekarang kita bebas untuk membentuk wadah baharu lebih inklusif untuk semua rakyat negara ini,” katanya kepada The Malaysian Insider.

G18 mengadakan pertemuan pertama di Muar, Johor pada 16 Jun lalu dan membentuk jawatankuasa bertindak di kalangan mereka.

Bekas Timbalan Presiden PAS Mohamad Sabu yang gagal mempertahankan jawatannya dipilih sebagai pengerusi kumpulan ini sementara bekas Naib Presiden Salahudin Ayub dilantik menjadi timbalan manakala bekas Ketua Pemuda Suhaizan Kaiat sebagai penolong setiausahanya.

Semua ahli G18 yang lain dilantik sebagai ahli jawatankuasa (AJK) badan bertindak ini.

Dzulkefly berkata badan ini akan menggabungkan semua masyarakat sivil di negara ini terutama badan bukan kerajaan (NGO) Islam bagi membentuk satu wadah baharu politik Malaysia berteraskan Islam yang lebih progresif berbanding parti lama mereka.

“Kami yakin wadah ini akan lebih diterima masyarakat Malaysia kerana sifatnya yang inklusif dalam sebuah negara berbilang agama dan bangsa ini,” katanya yang juga bekas ketua pegawai eksekutif Pusat Penyelidikan PAS itu.

Selain bersatu dengan PKR dan DAP, wadah baharu itu akan menghimpun semua NGO Islam di Malaysia yang mempunyai cita-cita sama.

Dzulkefly bagaimanapun berkata, beliau dan pimpinan G18 akan mengambil pendekatan tidak akan berkonfrontasi atau menjadikan parti lama mereka iaitu PAS sebagai musuh.

“Kita akan melihat masa depan dan cuba melupakan perbezaan pendapat kita dalam PAS. Kita akan membawa gagasan masa depan dan lupakan masalah lama kita,” katanya.

Dzulkefly berkata, sepanjang Ramadan ini kumpulan berkenaan akan mengadakan mesyuarat bersama pertubuhan Islam dan bukan Islam serta pemimpin masyarkat di seluruh negara bagi menjelaskan peranan pergerakan itu.

Pengumuman lanjut, katanya hanya akan dibuat selepas sambutan Aidilfitri dan selepas mendapat maklum balas daripada akar umbi serta pertubuhan yang berkaitan.

Menurut laporan, kumpulan itu juga merancang untuk menganjurkan pameran bergerak di seluruh negara dan akan menyokong kempen “Harapan Baru” atau “The New Hope and Dream” selepas sambutan Hari Raya Aidilfitri. – 22 Jun, 2015.

Ousted PAS leaders say defeat a blessing in disguise

The group of 18 PAS leaders defeated in the recent PAS polls at the Jasamu Dikenang gathering held in Muar, Johor last Tuesday. They say they will now embark on a more inclusive Islamist movement. – The Malaysian Insider pic, June 22, 2015.The group of 18 PAS leaders defeated in the recent PAS polls at the Jasamu Dikenang gathering held in Muar, Johor last Tuesday. They say they will now embark on a more inclusive Islamist movement. – The Malaysian Insider pic, June 22, 2015.

PAS progressive leaders who were shown the door in the recently concluded party polls have described their en-bloc defeat as a blessing in disguise, saying that it has opened a window of opportunity to build “something better for Malaysia”.

Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, the secretary of the acting committee that calls itself G18 (a reference to the 18 ousted PAS leaders) said their exit from the top party posts gave rise to the idea of forming a more inclusive movement for Malaysians.

“Over the years, we have been effected reforms and changes in PAS. Very recently all these seemed to be in danger of being rolled back. Now, we are free to embark on a new endeavour that is more inclusive or all-encompassing,” he told The Malaysian Insider.

He said the G18’s first meeting in Muar, Johor on June 16 was fruitful and had lead to the formation of an action committee for the purpose.He said that Mohamad Sabu, who failed to defend the deputy president post, had been elected as chairman of the group, former vice-president Salahuddin Ayub as his deputy and former Youth leader Suhaizan Kaiat as assistant secretary.

The rest of the G18 were appointed as committee members for the movement.

Dzulkefly said the movement aimed to bring together all like-minded civil society movements and their leaders, particularly Islamist NGOs, to develop a new platform based on political Islam that was truly inclusive, engaging and better able to contextualise the plural demography and the many mutually exclusive demands and constraints.

“We believe this platform will be better accepted by the people because it is the friendly face of Islam, inclusive and adept to a multi-religious and multi-ethnic nation,” he said.

Besides cooperating with Pakatan Rakyat’s PKR and DAP, the new movement will also embrace those who had similar ambitions and vision.

However, Dzulkefly insisted that the G18 would not be confrontational in its approach or turn PAS into an enemy.

“We will look towards the future instead and try to forget our differences. We will bring fresh ideas for the future and embark on the bigger agenda of striving for ‘A Better Malaysia for All’,” he said.

Dzulkefly said during Ramadan, the group would be busy meeting with both Muslim and non-Muslim bodies and community leaders in the country to explain what the movement was about.

He said further announcements would only be made after the Aidilfitri celebrations and after getting feedback from the grassroots and relevant bodies.

The group is reportedly planning a nationwide roadshow and will be seriously advocating their campaign for a politics of “Harapan Baru” or “The New Hope and Dream” after the Hari Raya celebration. – June 22, 2015.

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/ousted-pas-leaders-say-defeat-a-blessing-in-disguise#sthash.fqiSP3Oe.kRcz28O1.dpuf

Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad speaks during the maiden gathering of 'progressive' PAS leaders defeated in the recent party polls at a gathering in Muar, Johor on June 16. – The Malaysian Insider pic, June 22, 2015.

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/ousted-pas-leaders-say-defeat-a-blessing-in-disguise#sthash.fqiSP3Oe.kRcz28O1.dpuf

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Foo permalink
    June 23, 2015 7:38 am

    Dr Dzul,
    It is obvious that the new PAS leadership does not believe in the slogan “PAS for all” and neither does it believe in diversity nor partnership. Though I sensed the ulamak would win big but I never expected such a killing field. In a way, the position of those not in the ulamak group was getting untenable; you were more like firemen trying to put out fires INTENTIONALLY set up by them. There is a Chinese saying,” If this place does not need me, there will be other places that do”. PAS with its east coat mentally now is hardly compatible with the 21st century thinking Malaysians. Doing the unthinkable, and starting a new journey is never easy but there is enough room for EVERYONE under the Malaysian sun. I wish you good luck,Sir.

  2. Shah permalink
    June 24, 2015 5:29 am

    Berbeza dgn blogger disebelah sana byk menyalahkan org dan group18.. Sendiri kesalahan xnak tgk.. Xpa yg penting perjuangan utk rakyat kerana Allah.. Semuga perjuangan anda sentiasa diberkati Allah.. Beza perjuangan org cerdik dgn mereka yg emosional.. Bercampur paranoid rasa… Mcmana nak hidup dlm sebuah negara mcm ni….

    Utk Mr Foo.. Not really east coast mentality.. Tp mereka yg kurang dan rendah diri selalu bersikap begini.. Kurang keyakinan diri.. Akan kuat menyalahkan org lain…

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