The Future Is Here!
Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, Member of the Central Working Committee of PAS
As the year comes to a close and the curtain of the decade almost drawn down, you may have wondered what the future would be like. And mind you, you’re not alone.
Given the rot that has plagued our critical institutions and the admitted economic stagnation of the last decade, let alone the natural disaster of tsunami and the never-ending epidemics, little wonder why many are anxious, raving and ranting.
But alas, not all are gloomy and grim. As the saying goes, every dark cloud has a silver lightning. Yes, a ‘silver lightning from the black sky’ of our beloved nation was seen, perhaps a glimpse of the future. It has in fact arrived nonetheless.
Yes, you are right. The future is here. It may be slightly ahead of schedule. But there isn’t much choice either. It had a strong calling and felt compelled to arrive ahead of time.
It indeed heralds the dawn of a new awakening, long-awaited and quite welcomed by many but dreaded only by the enemies of change and reform.
Nothing captures this event better than the candid expression of the Spiritual Leader of PAS, YAB Tok Guru Nik Aziz, when he effortlessly exclaimed that “saya berasa dalam dunia baru” ( I felt like being in a New World) – when seated next to his once-upon-a-time-political-arch-rival, YB Mr Karpal Singh, Chairman of the DAP.
Yes you are right again. I’m talking about the Common Policy Framework, now dubbed the CPF, launched on their First Pakatan Convention on 19th December in Shah Alam, Selangor.