BAGAN DATUK, Jan 20 — A nationwide premier dialogue will be held on the Islamic religious cluster of the National Transformation 2050 (TN50), Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today.
He said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had called for the dialogue to obtain the views of the relevant quarters and draft the Islamic agenda up to 2050.
Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister, said he had been instructed to head the team to organise the dialogue, assisted by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom and Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki.
“We will invite all the new and young ulamas because we want to know what we have to plan for, to carry out.
“What are the religious areas that we have to work out over the next 33 years,” he said when launching a carnival organised by Islamic religious institutions in conjunction with the Bagan Datuk Perak Mentri Besar’s Retreat at the Al-Falah Mosque in Sungai Nipah Darat here.
Ahmad Zahid, who is the MP for Bagan Datuk, also launched the state— and national-level Quran Class e-Teacher Management and Fardi Ain Online (KAFA e-Teacher) systems.
Elaborating on the Islamic cluster dialogue, the Deputy Prime Minister said it would also look into the contents of Islamic education that would have to be streamlined with the needs of the job market.
Najib yesterday launched TN50 and sought inputs from the target groups around the country on their aspirations for the next 30 years.