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Dzulkefly Ahmad

Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad is a member of the PAS central working committee and ex-MP of Kuala Selangor.

GST lulus: Apakah Najib akan ubah tatakelola kewangannya?

Akhirnya Rang Undang-Undang Cukai Barangan dan Perkhidmatan (CBP-GST) diluluskan di Dewan Rakyat selepas dua kali percubaan sejak 2005 dan... READ MORE

GST: Who’s the liar, Barisan or Pakatan?

After much anticipation surrounding the introduction of a new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime in Malaysia, the GST Bill 2014 was finally... READ MORE

Yang ‘ghaib’ MH370, yang ‘hilang’ maruah negara

Sesungguhnya rakyat Malaysia sangat prihatin dan bersimpati  dengan tragedi yang menimpa juruterbang, pembantunya, krew serta seluruh 227... READ MORE

Lessons from MH370

That the mysterious disappearance of MH370 has plunged the Malaysia into serious disrepute is an understatement. The longest-serving government... READ MORE

Penyahsenaraian Bernas: Siapa yang mahu Najib lindungi?

Tawaran Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary untuk membawa Padiberas Nasional Berhad (Bernas) keluar daripada Bursa Malaysia atau “penyahsenaraian”... READ MORE

Liku-liku Rencana Kajang, peringatan buat pemimpin Pakatan

Penulisan ini adalah sambungan tulisan Mengapa saya sokong Rencana Kajang. Ia tidak lengkap bahkan tempang kalau tidak disusuli segera dengan... READ MORE

Mengapa saya sokong `Rencana Kajang’

Rencana Kajang atau ringkasnya RK adalah sangat rumit untuk diringkaskan. Saya cuba membuat penerangan dan kalau baik menjadi pencerahan dan... READ MORE

‘Smart Autocrat’ – Tun dan ISA

Gesaan Tun Mahathir supaya Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA) dihidupkan kembali tidak memeranjatkan. Pihak yang benar-benar mengenali... READ MORE

Courting a national disaster

There is a saying, “Without wise leadership, a nation falls, but with good counsellors, there is safety”. The recent spate of events that have... READ MORE

Risiko maut dan kebejatan jenayah bila barang naik!

Tirai 2013 bakal dilabuhkan dalam beberapa hari lagi. Namun kali ini tidak ramai yg mahu membuat azam dan cita-cita besar di ambang tahun baru... READ MORE

Pakar-pakar ekonomi, tolong jangan jadi ‘Pak Karut’ kerajaan

Telah diramalkan bahawa Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak akan menggunakan ‘professionals’ untuk mengesah dan menyokong tindakan ‘menggila’... READ MORE

Bernas going private at whose expense?

Going by Corporate Finance 101, voluntarily delisting a public-listed company from the stock exchange and taking it private brings both pros and... READ MORE

Apabila Najib kemaruk naikkan harga

Kerajaan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak-Barisan Nasional (BN) semacam orang 'kemaruk' persis ‘baru lepas berpantang’. Sejak pembentangan... READ MORE

Perwakilan – Pemenang sebenar Muktamar PAS ke-59

Muktamar PAS ke-59 baru sahaja melabuhkan tirainya. Segala teka-teki dan telahan daripada hal pemilihan sudah terjawab secara muktamad. Segala... READ MORE

Debat Bajet 2014 – Belanjawan Najib hanya punya ‘matlamat’, tanpa ‘visi’!

Setelah terlibat dalam Perbincangan Meja Bulat (RTD) dianjur oleh ASLI pada Isnin (28 Oktober) lalu dan satu forum semalam (30 Oktober) dianjur... READ MORE

Bagaimana GST akan susahkan hidup rakyat

Menjelang pembentangan Bajet 2104, saya mengambil peluang berkongsi sedikit pencerahan. Berdepan dengan pelbagai ancaman, khasnya apa yang... READ MORE

Laporan audit: Sampai bila mahu begini?

Kalau pendedahan kajian Ernst and Young minggu lalu tidak lagi menjadikan kita geram, marah dan berang, laporan Ketua Audit Negara yang dibentang... READ MORE

Tahaaluf Siyasi – Menantikan pengisian bukan kajian

Syor kajian semula kedudukan PAS dalam muafakat politik Pakatan Rakyat khasnya dengan PKR, atau ‘Tahaaluf Siyasi’ dalam bahasa Arabnya menarik... READ MORE

Adakah kelembutan kes Mesir kerana Obama mahu datang?

Benar bahawa Presiden Barack Obama dijadualkan akan membuat lawatan ke Malaysia untuk bersama di ‘Fourth Global Entrepreneurship Conference’... READ MORE

What is Najib’s response to arrest impending ringgit, equity and bond meltdown?

Granted, the Asian currencies which have been weakening since May 2013 have been duly noted. The Malaysian ringgit's recent fall, in that sense,... READ MORE

Benarkah demokrasi untuk semua: Surat terbuka buat Barack Obama

Presiden Barack Obama, Semoga Tuan dan pentadbiran Tuan tahu bahawa seluruh warga dunia yang mencintai keamanan, khasnya orang Islam, berada... READ MORE

Apa ertinya ‘Agenda 16-16’ kepada pengundi Kuala Besut?

Sesungguhnya Takdir Allah mendahului tadbir manusia. Sebelum kematian Allahyarham Adun Kuala Besut, Dewan Undangan (DUN) Terengganu terikat... READ MORE

Siapa yang lebih baik?

19 OKT — Setiap ucapan punya konteks dan latar-belakangnya tersendiri termasuklah apa yang diucapkan oleh Datuk Husam dalam perbahasannya dalam... READ MORE

Umno-BN terdesak menamatkan sistem kronisme AP penjualan CPO?

13 OKT — Keputusan Cabinet semalam untuk menurunkan cukai ekspot minyak sawit mentah (CPO) dan menamatkan quota AP penjualan CPO tanpa cukai... READ MORE

Zahid Hamidi must be fired!

SEPT 23 ― Will the public take it lying down, now that the Defence Minister, DS Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, has conveniently shifted all blame to the... READ MORE

TPM wajib baca pendedahan hutang Talam

SEPT 19 ― Kenyataan Timbalan Perdana Menteri Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin bahawa Umno telah menemui formula untuk menawan kembali Selangor dengan... READ MORE

Meningkat daya saing negara?: Tangani bersama ‘Penagihan Tegar’ Umno-BN.

SEPT 11 — Ketika kedudukan daya-saing global (Global Competitive Report, GCR) dilaporkan oleh World Economic Forum (WEF) dalam kajian Global... READ MORE

‘Waterloo’ Najib bermula di Sabah?

1 OGOS ― Benarkah Najib Razak akan menemui “Peperangan Waterloo”-nya dalam PRU ke-13 ini setelah berperang kecil (skirmishes) termasuk 16 kali... READ MORE

Time for a regime change?

JULY 14 — Whether you call it a Freudian slip or not, Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s admission that he repealed the Internal Security Act (ISA) because... READ MORE

Betulkah Najib demokrat palsu?

11 JULAI — Setelah disenaraikan dalam kelompok “aukokrat baru” dalam sebuah makalah berjodol “A 21st-century checklist of the new autocrats”,... READ MORE

RM1b Selangor scandal?

JULY 6 — The Talam controversy has again surfaced. It couldn’t have come at a worse time than now. It is meant to inflict the greatest damage on... READ MORE

IPO FGVH akan jadi macam IPO Facebook?

28 JUN — Meskipun kerajaan sangat berbangga dengan menyebutkan bahawa saham FGVH yang akan disenaraikan atau diapong, telah lebih dilanggan... READ MORE

PSC mesti bertanggungjawab luluskan TOL Lynas

22 JUN — Amat nyata bahawa Laporan JK Pilihan Khas (PSC) Lynas semacam telah membuat keputusan bahawa apa pun dapatan dari penelitian dari isu-isu... READ MORE

Autokrasi-demokrasi Dr Mahathir

15 JUN — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad telah mendedahkan segala-gala dari pemikirannya tentang demokrasi dan mengapa kerajaan Umno-BN dalam 22 tahun... READ MORE

PAS and its ‘Benevolent Nation’ concept

JUNE 9 — I have never feared to engage in any intellectual discourse or even in any hostile debate. But admittedly I had a bout of anxiety when... READ MORE

FGVB’s listing: Whose windfall?

JUNE 3 — This writer has been giving ‘ceramahs’ (political rallies) in a number of Felda settlements like Ulu Tebrau, Johor and Kg Batu 13, Jengka,... READ MORE

Merintis debat Malaysia Baru

26 MEI — Debat “Pemansuhan Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Negara (PTPTN) Dan Hala Tuju Pendidikan Tinggi” di antara Rafizi Ramli dan Khairy... READ MORE

Lest you have forgotten, Sir!

MAY 3 — Amidst the horror stories of police brutality, the many spins, the endless ranting in the social media and the finger-pointing blame game,... READ MORE

Pentadbiran angkuh Najib burukkan imej korup negara

24 FEB — Perbuatan Pentadbiran PM Najib melepaskan hutang Tan Sri Tajudin Ramli terhadap Danaharta sebanyak RM589 juta adalah kekemuncak keangkuhan... READ MORE

Najib, bilionaire bukan kebanggaan negara la!

20 FEB — PM Najib sekali lagi tersilap membuat congakan politik. Kenyataan beliau tentang 30 bilionair seperti didedahkan dalam Majalah ‘Malaysian... READ MORE

Arab Spring and post-Islamism?

FEB 17 — Whatever the terms “Arab Spring” vis-a-vis “Islamists” might mean to readers, not many understand its full import. This article aims to... READ MORE

What the 901 verdict really proved

JAN 10 — When I wrote about how “The law has truly become an ass” back in February 2010 on the battle of the two mentris besar in the Perak power... READ MORE

Debunking politics of fear

JAN 6 — The new year 2012 has dawned upon us. When the curtains closed on 2011, one is left with the haunting thought of how much worse things... READ MORE

Umno needs ‘game-changer’ to ‘share nation’?

DEC 23 — Umno has done it again. Yes, even worse than the chest-thumping and brandishing of the keris, Umno leaders have said it all again. Each... READ MORE

Is Najib in a tail-spin?

NOV 30 — Najib Razak must be trembling. Nothing could be more terrifying to a premier than the prospect of losing a general election. For Najib,... READ MORE

Zul Nordin jahil undang-undang Islam?

22 OKT — Ahli Parlimen Bebas YB Kulim Bandar Baru (KBB) bukan sahaja tidak asing dengan kontroversi. Bahkan umum mendakwa beliau telah sinonim... READ MORE

It’s the budget, sir!

OCT 14 — If an “outcome-based budgeting” was the methodology used in the preparation of Prime Minister Datuk Najib Razak’s Budget 2012 as alleged,... READ MORE

Rantings over the great hudud debate

OCT 3 — Much as I hate this acrimonious debate on hudud, especially with the general election looming ever so close, I no longer believe that... READ MORE

Malaysia coming of age, at last! Really?

SEPT 16 — The prime minister’s Malaysia Day speech last night evoked the kind of hope and excitement the country has dreamt for. Indeed, it has... READ MORE

Menilai ‘nawaitu’ orang politik mempertahan Aqidah ummat

13 OGOS — Akhbar Utusan Malaysia terus menerus memainkan isu serbuan Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor (Jais) keatas sebuah gereja Methodist di... READ MORE

Najib mencari ‘Talian Hayat’

31 JULAI — Bila penulis menerbitkan satu makalah “General Election in July, folks!” pada 20 Mei lalu, ia bukan bertujuan untuk ‘spin’. Mengimbas... READ MORE

The General Election is in July, folks!

  MAY 20 — I wish I didn’t have to say this but better safe than sorry, so I’m going to say it anyway. I honestly hope I’m completely wrong but my... READ MORE

Mahathir’s intriguing rhetoric of Malaysia-belongs-to-the-Malays

FEB 4 — You have asked me to write on a difficult subject and answer a thorny question especially coming close to a general election and after the... READ MORE

Is Budget 2011 Najibonomics?

OCT 16 — I was tweeting along as Finance Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak unfolded his second Budget speech yesterday, amidst the usual... READ MORE

Patriotism revisited

SEPT 4 — I did not want to write anything on the 53rd Merdeka Day this year. For the more discerning sections of the rakyat, the spate of events... READ MORE

The Malaysian economy: A misplaced optimism?

AUG 21 – Given the recent enormous drop in the nation’s FDI to a whooping 81 per cent (World Investment Report, WIR 2010), the announcement of 8.9... READ MORE

Making sense of what’s happening

AUG 14 - Amidst the myriad unending political upheavals, some obviously more bizarre than others, the nation (read rakyat) shall now be implored to... READ MORE

Wither the Malaysian economy?

AUG 6 — Granted, a heated policy debate is abuzz about Malaysia’s foreign direct investment (FDI) performance and her economic policies. The recent... READ MORE

Nazir bela Najib tentang FDI?

28 JULAI — Saya ditanya oleh pihak media mengapalah pelaburan asing langsung (FDI) begitu penting sangat untuk Malaysia dalam situasi kini, sejurus... READ MORE

Battle over Selangor’s water continues unabated

JULY 24 — The raging battle over control of water in Selangor is expected to continue unabated. Its skirmishes have become a regular feature in the... READ MORE

Najib’s greatest folly?

JUNE 5 — It wasn’t always as bad. But of late, it has turned a lot worse. Judging by the spate of confusion and distress the nation is undergoing,... READ MORE

In search of a vibrant democracy

MAY 8 — For the plethora of events that have recently unfolded, my silence has, perhaps, been deafening. Few have called in to say hello while old... READ MORE

Najib must not dance to US’ tune on Iran

APRIL 16 — Never mind the fact that we are now vindicated on our fear that the government’s rushing of the Bill on the Strategic Goods Act... READ MORE

Being all things to all people

APRIL 3 — To say that the Prime Minister Najib Razak had an onerous task when he took the helm 1 year ago is surely an understatement. Gargantuan... READ MORE

We need ‘painful’ economic reforms, not a GST

MARCH 16 — The PM has finally taken heed of our critique of the GST. Or has he really? That’s how it seems for now. But you really couldn’t... READ MORE

Ekonomi negara sudah pulih?

2 MAC — Pengumuman dibuat oleh YAB PM DS Najib beberapa hari lalu bahawa ekonomi telah pulih tentunya merupakan satu berita gembira. Dalam suku... READ MORE

Bersediakah PM Najib untuk berubah?

FEB 20 — Telah penulis catatkan beberapa kali bahawa Umno gentar serta gusar dengan Politk Baru. Benar bahawa PRU ke-12 telah menyaksikan... READ MORE

Has the law become an ass?

FEB 10 — For an event with only two outcomes, there is a 50-50 chance of it happening either way. So you would have thought. Consequently, many... READ MORE

The lone voice of genuine reform

JAN 30 — To paraphrase Warren Bennis, leadership is like beauty, it’s hard to define but you know when you come to face one. I’ve little qualm to... READ MORE

PAS’ ulama stance on ‘Allah’: 2 sides of the same coin?

JAN 22 — I have been asked to explain and rationalise, why there are two seemingly opposing positions or two schools of thought taken by PAS’... READ MORE

Mr 1 Malaysia Prime Minister (An Open Letter)

JAN 16— May I take this opportunity to remind you that you have called yourself the 1 Malaysia Prime Minister. I have no qualms in admitting that... READ MORE

Can PAS remain steadfast?

JAN 8 – There is no denying the fact that the controversial Allah issue has the propensity to causing turbulence, even if some may deem it a... READ MORE

The future is here!

DEC 31 — As the year comes to a close and the curtain of the decade almost drawn down, you may have wondered what the future will be like. And... READ MORE

Of Teoh’s tragic death and 1 Malaysia

JULY 24 — The announcement of instituting two separate inquiries into the death of Teoh Beng Hock has indeed make a huge mockery of the public... READ MORE

Manek Urai — The many implications

JULY 20 — The recently-concluded Manek Urai by-election provides me the opportunity to again say it to all that the New Politics is here to stay.... READ MORE

Gagasan pemikiran kerajaan perpaduan : Mana silapnya?

Oleh Dzulkefly Ahmad JUN 30 — Penulis akan mengakhiri penguatkuasaan ’gag order’ yang dikenakannya sendiri. Mentelahan banyak pihak yang... READ MORE

1 Malaysia? Not Even 1 Perak!

MAY 9 — It has finally come to this. An impasse or a deadlock in the Perak state assembly for the last three months has finally turned into... READ MORE