Gov't target: 125,000 Quran memorisers by 2050
The government targets to produce 125,000 "huffaz" or Quran memorisers across the country by 2050 through the National Transformation 2050 (TN50) policy, says Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
He said the target was important for Malaysia so as to build a generation capable of developing a peaceful, harmonious, prosperous country and blessed by the Almighty.
In this regard, he said the huffaz being produced needed to be moulded to become leaders and professional workers such as doctors and engineers, and not just to be imam or religious teachers.
"With 125,000 huffaz as professional workers, insyaAllah (God willing) one day even Cabinet ministers and the PM (prime minister) as well could be Quran memorisers to that they would provide better leadership."
Ahmad Zahid said this when opening the "Inculcation of Noble Values During Ramadan" programme in Ayer Keroh, Malacca with Defence Minister Hishammudin Hussein and Melaka Chief Minister Idris Haron also present.
Ahmad Zahid said to realise the aspiration, the government would strive to ensure that the National Tahfiz Education Policy (DPTN) could be implemented to streamline the education system in this country.
However, he stressed that the implementation of the DPTN nationwide required the consent of all the Sultans, Rulers and Yang Dipertua Negeri as the Islamic religion came under their jurisdiction.
Hence, Ahmad Zahid who is also Home Minister, suggested that all operators of tahfiz centres register with the Malaysia Islamic Development Department (Jakim) in order to create a more conducive teaching and learning environment.
"I hope that any tahfiz centre which has not registered (with Jakim) to do so... this is not because we want to penalise but to assist them.
"(This proves) the federal government's concern towards religious educational institutions and it is committed to helping them so that the position of Islam can be enhanced," he said.
Putrajaya backs Malacca's plans
Ahmad Zahid said uniformity in various aspects of students' welfare including safety level, their health, diet and (disciplinary) punishment at the tahfiz centres was necessary so that there would be complete monitoring.
"InsyaAllah, I will ensure that the National Tahfiz Education Policy will be implemented so that there is coordination as I don't want to see tahfiz centres not receiving aid after a fire outbreak and bully cases in such centres," he said.
The deputy prime minister also said that the federal government fully supported the Melaka government's plan to implement the DPTN through a motion that was passed at the state assembly sitting today.
"We will realise this together and I am confident that other states will do the same," he said.
At the state assembly sitting yesterday, Idris had tabled a motion to implement the DPTN in the state and it was passed today with 23 assemblymen supporting, four abstaining while another, opposition whip Khoo Poay Tiong (DAP-Ayer Keroh) was suspended from attending today's proceeding.
THIS IS WHAT I FEAR THE MOST.
AN AMBITIOUS MAN TO TURN MALAYSIA INTO AN ISLAMIC FREAK NATION.
TO SUPPORT AND FUND TAHFIZ EDUCATION IS THE MOST DANGEROUS THING A GOVERNMENT CAN DO AND WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN, BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT WANTS COMPLETE CONTROL OF THE CITIZENS.
ONE OF THE MAIN INGREDIENTS WHY PEOPLE SEEK DRUG IS BECAUSE THEY ARE FILL WITH RACE AND RELIGION DAILY.
THERE IS NO MOTIVATION TO DEVELOPMENT THE MIND. READING QURAN AND LEARNING RELIGIOUS STUDIES CAN LEAD TO HATRED TOWARDS OTHER RACES AND RELIGION.
WHY ARE THE MALAYS STUPID, LAZY, NOT CREATIVE NOR ARE THEY MOTIVATED. THEY RELY ON OTHERS TO DO THE WORK FOR THEM.
LOOK AT OUR GOVERNMENT SERVANTS, THEY CANNOT MULTI TASK, THEY ONLY WORK WHEN TOLD TO AND THAT EVEN IS EVEN IMPOSSIBLE BECAUSE THEY NEED SOMEONE TO TELL THEM EXACTLY WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO.
GO TO ANY GOVERNMENT CLINIC OR HOSPITAL. EVERY STAFF IS GIVEN ONE PARTICULAR DUTY. ANYTHING ELSE, THEY WILL JUST TELL YOU IT IS NOT THEIR JOB.
I ONCE WENT TO PUTRAJAYA TO SEE AN OFFICER REGARDING A CERTAIN MATTER. AS THE OFFICER WAS STILL IN THE MEETING I SPOKE TO ANOTHER OFFICER ABOUT WHY THERE WAS A NEED TO WRITE REPORT MANUALLY WHEN WORK IS NOW PAPERLESS. THE ANSWER WAS I DON'T KNOW, I JUST FOLLOW AS ORDER. ON ANOTHER QUESTION IF EVERYDAY THERE IS MEETING TO ATTEND, THEN WHEN DO YOU ACTUALLY WORK AND THE REPLY WAS SHOCKING. WE DON'T GO OUT TO WORK, WE JUST WRITE REPORTS,ATTEND MEETING AND HELP OUT THE BOSS IN HIS HOME WHEN THERE IS FUNCTION. WE RELY ON OTHERS FOR FEEDBACK. MEANING THAT THE OFFICER I AM GOING TO MEET JUST HANDLE WHAT IS WRITTEN ON HIS FILE WITHOUT A CLUE TO THE MATTER. AND THAT IS HOW PUTRAJAYA WORKS.
MY PARENTS WERE EX GOVERNMENT SERVANTS. DURING THEIR TIME, WORK WERE SYSTEMATICALLY. ANY STAFF COULD FIND THE FILE WITHIN SECONDS AND THEY CAN ANSWER EVERY QUESTIONS THAT EVERY TOM, DICK AND HARRY ASK. GOVERNMENT SERVANTS THEN KNEW EACH AND EVERY FAMILY MEMBERS OF THEIR COLLEAGUES. THEY KNOW WHO DID NOT COME TO WORK, WHO IS SICK, JUST GOT MARRIED, JUST HAD A SON, BOUGHT A CAR ETC. THE HEAD OF DEPARTMENT KNOWS ALL THE STAFF NAME IN HIS DEPARTMENT.
TODAY HEAD OF DEPARTMENT ONLY KNOWS NOT MORE THAN TWO PERSON IN HIS DEPARTMENT AND HAS NO CLUE WHO ARE THE REST.
TAR WAS A CARING MAN WHO KNEW EVERY STAFF MEMBER NAME AND PEOPLE HE MET. FROM VILLAGERS TO FOREIGN OFFICERS.
TRY ASKING NAJIB, ZAHID AND THE REST IN THE CABINET HOW MANY STAFF THEY HAVE AND WHAT ARE THEIR NAMES. NONE OF THEM KNOWS.
I ASKED PAK LAH ONCE WHEN HE WAS THE PM, HOW MANY STAFF HE HAS AND HE REPLIED I DON'T KNOW.
THIS IS WHY MALAYSIA CANNOT DEVELOP WHEN THE LEADERS ARE NOT CARING EXCEPT WANTING TO CONTROL THE PEOPLE MIND AND BODY WITH RACE AND RELIGION.
WHEN THE BODY AND MIND ARE NOT STIMULATED, IT LOOKS FOR EXCITEMENT IN SEX, INCEST, DRUGS, BULLY, GAMBLING, KILLING, STEALING, RACING AND MENTAL SICKNESS.
TODAY EVERY 10 (TEN) MALAYS ONE MEET, 9 (NINE) ARE EITHER INTO DRUGS, INCEST, SEX, GAMBLING, BULLY, KILLING, STEALING, RACING OR SUFFER FROM MENTAL SICKNESS.
I TELL YOU ZAHID HAMIDI IS NOT RIGHT FOR HIS POSITION NOR IS HE FIT TO BE PM.
GOD HELP US IF HE DOES BECOME PM OF MALAYSIA.
WE WILL BE WORSE OFF THAN THE PEOPLE IN ACEH.