Friday, August 28, 2015

BUMI GERSANG


Bumi gersang
Kering kontang tanah merkah
Langit mendung awan gelap menudung
Makhluk berbagai berasak bergegas lindung
Ramai ternganga menadah tuah
Bila gersang akan sudah
Suara bicara tanpa suara
Hilang bijaksana
Telinga terbuka tanpa dengar
Mata terbuka besar
Berlegar putar
Tapi tidak terlihat apa berada di sekitar
Hidung menghidu namun kau tidak terbau
Sudah bercampur aduk setiap kejadian
Walaupun kau sibuk berpidato
Tiada yang faham bicara
Kepala berputar tiada bijaksana
Aku bingung hala tuju
Walaupun kata2 mu beribu- ribu
Himpunan tetap keliru
Haru biru
Bicara tidak di jawab
Wallah hu alam bisawab
Aku mencari pada angin
Supaya meniup awam hitam
Menghilang kan kabus gelita
Menunggu terang memancar cahaya
Teduhan hijau hijauan kembali segar
Mentari menyinari dan pancuran air mensuci
Bumi ini
Mendingin kan kehangatan
Gempitan ketenangan
Menyejuk hati dan jiwa dengan keamanan
Akan beredar membawa perubahan
Aku bermohon pancaindera menyelaraskan bijaksana
Seirama dan senada membawa pergerakan.

FBSHApost@28 Ogos 2015

INTEGRITY, TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY


Today we are inundated with the issue of how a public officer should perform their responsibilities in the context of integrity, transparency and accountability as espoused by the UN. In this regard the UN defines integrity as honesty or trustworthiness in the discharge of public duties so as to avoid corruption and the abuse of power. Whilst transparency means availability of information on decisions and performance of public officials to members of the public. Accountability would mean the obligation of reporting the usage of public funds and answerable for failure to meet stated performance objectives. These requirements for maintaining standards must be approached holistically as integrity, transparency and accountability are the core element of governance which is essential in the fight against corruption. The struggle to get rid of corruption is not only an end itself but it is the necessary value in any government reforms to bring a better future for the people.

FBSHApost@27 Ogos 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015

CABARAN HARI INI


1. Kuliah subuh mengandungi banyak ingatan dan pesanan dari Al Quran dan Sunnah Rasullallah s.a.w. sebagai panduan hidup. Ustaz menjelaskan ayat-ayat Quran yang jelas kita amalkan dan yang samar kita beriman kepada nya kerana Allah saja yang mengetahui maksud sebenarnya. Syarahan Ustaz yang lain pula mengatakan bahawa agama Islam ada lah agama ilmu. Jika beramal hendaklah berasas kan ilmu supaya tidak tersasar. Manusia ada yang suka membuat fitnah dan ada pula yang suka membawa cerita yang tidak benar dan ada pula yang suka menafsir Al Quran mengikut suka hati.

2. Sebab itu kita perlu behati-hati menggunakan akal, mata dan telinga tanpa tergelincir dari landasan Al Quran dan Sunnah Rasullallah s.a.w. Semalam pula selepas solat maghrib syarahan dari Pendakwah Amerika...,,yang menekan kan tentang jalan yang hendak di ambil ke arah pengukuhan agama Islam yang sepatutnya diteraskan kepada kepercayaan/Iman, prinsip dan setelah menguasai nya barulah mudah untuk bergerak ke arah shariat....penimbaan ilmu dapat membawa kita kepada Iman dan taqwa.

3. Semoga dalam menempohi berbagai cabaran terkini di peringkat individu, masyarakat dan negara tidak pula kita hilang pertimbangan. Hari dan masa ini adalah period yang paling mencabar yang kita hadapi merangkumi elemen dari luar dan dalam negara melibat kan isu isu politik, ekonomi, keselamatan dan sosio-budaya. Justru mesti ada perpaduan rakyat dan mencari kata sepakat. Andai semua kita gagal maka negara dan rakyat akan merudum ke arah kehancuran yang akan megambil masa untuk di perbaiki semula.

4. Ini lah masa nya untuk bertindak bijaksana bagi mengatasi masalah. Ia sudah tidak mudah lagi dan lebih kompleks kerana berkait mengait dengan bermacam-macam isu isu lain. Ia juga memerlukan pengorbanan dari semua pihak yang berkepentingan supaya generasi masa kini dapat meninggalkan pusaka dan legasi yang bermenafaat dan bermaruah untuk generasi masa mendatang. Wallahhualam. Allah saja yang lebih mengtahui.

FBSHApost@20 Ogos 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

THE OLD DAYS


I remember my days in the Cabinet under Tun Mahathir.. As a new kid on the block the first few meetings I just watched and listened to our seniors engaging and interacting in the Cabinet....people like Ling Leong Sik, Samy Velu, Lim Keng Yik, Daim, Rafidah, Sulaiman Daud, Mohammad Rahmat, Sanusi, Najib, Anwar Ibrahim and Abdullah who was appointed slightly later after being in the wilderness for a few years to name but a few...very interesting and colourful characters...Mahathir had a team, a formidable one....we had different issues and challenges...no matter how difficult it was the party and government tackled it together....we discussed intensely and we supported him all the way. 

That was the time when I felt collective responsibility was not only mentioned but practise faithfully. Anyone who went out of line Mahathir would give a reminder hard or gentle depending on the issues. Albeit it was a team. The economy grew well and political stability was intact. This allowed Mahathir to play an assertive role at the global stage and put Malaysia on the map of the world like a grand chess master...we knew who was the Captain of the ship...Mahathir had Tun Musa as his deputy under the banner of 2M but obviously there was no such thing as co-equal in the Cabinet System with a PM at the head. When Musa built up his image and try to be as good as Mahathir hell broke loose...Musa had to resign. 

He resigned as Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Presiden... Mahathir brought up the crisis to the Supreme Council before formally accepting the resignation. We discussed the subject almost up to Subuh and everyone had the oppurtunity to speak..The outcome is history...but it was decided that Musa's position as Deputy President should remain intact as he was elected in this position by the party grassroots. The part and government was solid and intact with Mahathir...This was also the beginning of a split within the party and the birth of Team A and Team B. I was not in the Cabinet but in the Supreme Council..Tengku Razaleigh and Musa came together...to challenge Mahathir and his new deputy Ghaffar Baba and Anwar was the Youth Head. Mahathir and his team won by a narrow margin. 

After that Mahathir consolidated the party and government consequent upon the party bring declared illegal. A new umno was born. After Ghafar Anwar with the solid support of Mahathir and his team ousted Ghafar like a whirlwind...Anwar was so strong after being deputy that he tried to take over as the number one behind Mahathir's back even though he was planned by Mahathir as the annointed successor. This created a political crisis but Anwar was ousted as he had sekeleton in his cupboard which allowed Mahathir to take action against him. But Mahathir explained at all levels of the party and government as well as the rakyat. It was tough but because the party and govt was with Mahathir the crisis was overcome at the back of the 1997/98 financial crisis. This was overcome because the party and government was with him. We went to the poll in 1999 and our Malay votes were affected but the non Malay voters supported BN and the party got two thirds majority. Abdullah Badawi was made the Deputy Prime Minister to succeed Anwar. In 2003 Mahathir after 22 years retired as PM. In 2004 Abdullah called for an election and won with the best result in the history of the country. But in 2008 when he called for the general election and with Mahathir against umno and BN the party won the election but lost its two thirds majority. 

The pressure was for Abdullah to resign and handover power to his Deputy Dato Seri Najib....which he did in a smooth transfer of power....Najib formed his Cabinet with his team but he could not cover the lost ground of 2008 and in fact overall did worst than Abdullah. The opposition became very strong and the political battle became more intense. In 2014 Mahathir withdrew his support because he was unhappy with government policies. Later on with all the scandals being exposed Mahathir then campaigned all out for Dato Seri Najib to step down. This has now brought the country into a political and economic turmoil. Dato Seri Najib faced all kinds of challenges that no political leaders have faced before. He and his family being defamed and ridiculed in the most odious manner. Its not easy for any leader to take it...whilst still a PM. The perceptions on the party and government is at its lowest..we can sympathise with his problems. Let us pray to Allah that Dato Seri Najib is given the best guidance to take the option that's good for him, family and most importantly for the nation. Allah safe Malaysia.

FBSHApost@18 Ogos 2015

REMEMBERING MY FATHER


My dear father.....was a fantastic orator and had good sense of humour....with the background of a teacher in Aljunid S'pore and Islah Arabic School in Kota Baru, even after he left teaching he liked to gather the young either in the house or outside listening or talking to them..He is quite open to criticisms and giving his frank views on UMNO and the struggle of the Malays...Due to this he was branded an ultra by chauvinistic Chinese particularly LKY n PAP and the western media..His response was he did not care if he by championing the cause of the Malays was considered an ultra. But the irony is that he was the one tasked by the Tunku to go round the kampongs in Malaya asking the Malays to accept the concept of Alliance consisted of Malays, Chinese and Indians. It was for that reason Tun Sambanthan said that he was the most misunderstood man. 

He served UMNO as Information Chief and twice as Secretary General. He was absolutely and totally loyal to UMNO and would not do anything to harm it. If he disagreed so strongly with the leader he took the option of resigning to save the party or government from disunity. He resigned as Information chief, Secretary General of UMNO...and as Junior Minister of Information.. But his respect and loyalty to Tunku and umno never shirk..i remember Allahyarham Dato Syed Nahar and Allahyarhamah Tan Sri Aishah Ghani and many others who told me that he was fearless in giving his views st supreme council meetings whether under Tunku or Tun Razak. I remember him telling us he refused to join the government or be an Ambassador because he wanted to be free...He had always said its better for him to be outside the government so that he could critisize the goverment without fear or favour. 

He was a believer that it would not be right to disagree or criticsize openly the government if you are part of it....this same tradition was adhered to by Tun Dr Ismail and Tun Musa Hitam....He advocated that the party should control the government and be strong. Otherwise the government itself could be sustained. Today the party is so weak. For him should be the check and balance.....he criticised on seperation of Singapore, on family planning and on education system of the country as well as the passing of the University and Colleges Act...to curtail student activities.. Due to his courageous and fearless acts he was honoured the Pemuda gsthering in Selangor as the lion of umno....the story often it's forgotten not made by one man but the team that worked with and for him loyally and faithfully...the most important infusion of knowledge he gave us was on honesty and integrity..though many of the old leadersand members of umno may not be highly educated they were sincere and honest to the Malay cause....this is just a morning recollection. I am proud to be his son..

FBSHApost@17 Ogos 2015

OUR LEADERS


I hear and see many people debate about freedom and democracy. Very good and inspirational when the discourse is on the subject of rights...in whatever form especially amongst the young who are the inheritors of the legacy the present generation would leave behind...we started off with the Tunku, followed by Tun Razak, Tun Hussein, Tun Mahathir, Tun Abdullah and Dato Sri Najib. I have the honour of meeting and knowing all of them. Each of our previous leaders have left their mark and legacy. They contributed to what we are today....Without their perseverance and patience we would not be a nation we are today...not perfect but all of us have benefited from their policies, free from internal and external threats..our economy grew and political stability maintained. We started with the Alliance party and until today the BN. 

All along this country is built on the principle of compromise and accommodation. Its not a zero sum game. I also had the honour of serving Tun Mahathir and Tun Abdullah as a Cabinet Minister. Tun Mahathir was the one responsible for bring me into mainstream politic from the private sector. Tun Abdullah was a PM I served and a friend. Now under Najib I served in a statutory Agency. The two succeeding PMs were totally different in all dimensions from Tun Mahathir. He was tough but easy to serve...During Abdullah's time there were new dynamics.in the country..he came in with a resounding victory but left honourably under internal party pressure when Najib was the Deputy....Under Abdullah we see the system of government and the political environment was getting more free and the emergence of social media...On succeeding Abdullah Badawi Najib wanted to make more friends with the west and accordingly adopted a more democratic and free style approach. 

What we are now experiencing is the outcome of Najib's liberal policies in politics and economy...The style of management has to follow suit such as on governance, corruption snd transparency. However the public who are more discerning now don't see it happening that way. We are witnessing more and more leakages whether intentionally or unintentionally of government information and even political transactions. Things have gone out of control and today as a result of these leakages even if it us quarter or half truths the public gets angry and critical, there is a crisis of integrity and confidence...everyone from the civil service to politics to business are affected....unfortunately the political masters or their advisors have not been able to manage them well....But this does not mean we should bring democracy and freedom on the street...Freedom must be exercised with responsibility...If chaos and turmoil is brought to the conflict theatre, then we and all the rakyat would suffer...I hope people who propagate freedom recognize that you cannot act extra legal or judicial to call for the overthrow of the government. Everything has to be done according to process and law....Follow it religiously especially this is not an easy time.

FBSHApost@16 Ogos 2015

KISAH FAKIR part II


Fakir pemerhati alam dan manusia...susah hendak memahami kedua dua nya.. Allah mahu makhlok nya terutama sekali yang di namakan Insan memerhati, melihat dan menghayati alam dan kejadian. Namun wajib memiliki ilmu, baru bisa membuat rumusan bijak...memang alam sudah berubah, iklim dan dunia juga sudah berubah dengan kemajuan dan teknologi...kalau dulu banyak rimba...kini banyak wisma pencakar langit berlumba lumba mahu jadi lebih dekat dengan langit....banyak laut dan sungai sudah di tambak....pasir di ambil untulk membesarkan pulau dan negeri... kalau dulu ramai bicara tentang media cetak dan eletronik...kini di mana mana saja di dengari media sosial...kalau dulu orang pakai segak di hormati kini...pakai cumot bukan kerana kemiskinan tapi gaya hidup...kalau dulu banyak yang terdedah...di minta tutup aurat kerana manusia dulu ada nafsu...dan sekarang berubah di panggil maju dan bebas, pakai ikut suka buka aje....orang dah tak bernafsu....sekarang dunia tak bersempadan tapi semangat kebangsaan dan perkauman makin menebal....fakir lihat alam sudah jadi lebih aneh...

Berlaga laga rata rata bersuara tuntut ..bebas..lelaki pakai blouse perempuan bercelana untuk bertemu orang setia pun payah....ada sahaja yang nak membetis....terlalu banyak pentas drama dan opera...makin payah dan parah....pemidato hebat ramai...bersyarah bergah gah tapi tak buat yang di syarah....berputar kepala...benak fakir makin bodoh bukan pandai....bahasa dan sopan...di ganti dengan maki hamun dan caci..itu di kata cara alam siber...kalau dulu orang perlu iman sekarang cukup ada pegangan...Tuhan berada di pinggiran. 

Astaghfirullah geleng kepala fakir yang tidak mengerti...dulu korban..kini semua bicara jawatan...kalau dulu fakir dengar agama dan bangsa...sekarang sibuk mencari harta, tahta dan wanita...setia entah kemana mana....ramai mengaku wali dan malikat....fakir terus bingung..alam dan manusia sudah berhijrah tapi tidak berubah mencari redha...banyak laluan dan landasan tapi tidak ketemu pada destinasi yang satu....terlalu ramai yang bijak bijak jadi benak...fakir hanya insan biasa yang hanya memerhati tidak mengerti...tapi..fakir tahu yang kedana ada di sana,...rumah condong dan usang ada ketara...yang tidak cukup untuk berbelanja masih ada...jenayah berlumba lumba...kerenah dunia, alam dan manusia makin payah dan parah..kepuraan bermegah...wira maggi ramai bermadah ada formula kuat untuk menyelamat umat...

fakir habis kelililing...tersandar di dinding..letih lesu...ketawa yang tidak di dengari....lakunan insani.


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