Zulkifli Nordin, One of the Last Among the Earliest
Congratulations to YB Zulkifli Nordin, for the gallant move, and CONCLUDING, for the benefits of all Malaysians, in particular the Malays and Muslims, that PKR has departed from their initials idealism, and are now being focussed more towards making Anwar the country’s Prime Minister. This is perhaps one of the most PAINFUL KNOCKS suffered by PKR of late, as YB Zulkifli Nordin is seen as one of the closest ‘disciples’ of Anwar.
When Anwar’s REFORMASI movement started in 1998, following the sacking of Anwar from the cabinet and UMNO, within the compound of Anwar’s Damansara residence, there were a group of ‘close disciples’ seemed busy brain-storming, meeting, planning and strategising for Anwar. Among the close ‘disciples’ were Chandra Muzaffar, Marina Yusof, Azmin Ali, Ezam Mohd Noor, Ruslan Kassim, Zahid Md. Ariff, Anuar Tahir, Rahim Ghaus, Saifuddin Nasution, Dr. Hassan Ali and, last but not least, Zulkifli Nordin.
Until Zulkifli’s sacking from the party, he was one of a few ‘early disciples’ who remained loyal to Anwar and PKR. Chandra Muzaffar, the former Deputy President left the party. Marina Yusof, the former Vice President left the party. Ezam Mohd Noor, the former Youth Chief left the party. Ruslan Kassim, the former Information chief left the party. Until yesterday, among the notable ‘loyal disciples’ were only Azmin Ali, Saifuddin and Zulkifli Nordin.
However, as exposed by Zulkifli, certain ‘Little Pharoahs’ seem to have taken over decision-making of the party, those who perhaps had never stepped their foot in Anwar’s Damansara residence, before he moved to Segambut Heights. And, apparently, the ‘Little Pharoahs’ are made up mostly of non-Muslims. This was reflected in the composition of the Disciplinary Committee entasked with making decision on the PRO-ISLAMIC conducts of Zulkifli.
It looks like certain things have been FATED for Zulkifli. Despite his unreserved loyalty to PKR, he has become victims of the ‘Little Pharoahs’ who are now dominating the party, at the expense of ‘Early Disciples’ like Zulkifli. ‘Little Pharoahs’ may be in control control of the heart and mind of Anwar, but can they control the heart and mind of the rakyat?
That’s the FATE of Zulkifli Nordin, one of the last among EARLY DISCIPLES of Anwar. Its interesting to know his next course of action. However, many observers believe that, UMNO will be his next stop. UMNO seems to be the ONLY party of Malays and Muslims, still on course in implementing the Malay/Muslim agenda, WITHIN the framework of National agendas.