AMID the intensity of the upcoming state polls across six peninsula states, PAS president Tan Sri Hadi Awang – despite his poor health – is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring the green wave phenomenon remains intact.
From the hospital bed of Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah in Kuala Terengganu, the Marang MP reminisced “the awakening of young people in droves wanting to uphold Islam” during the 15th General Election (GE15) on Nov 19 last year.
“The youths outperformed the older generation who were busy with the affairs of life without understanding the dangers of their complacency till they were drowned by the destructive waves,” he penned on his Facebook page since going silent after his Hari Raya Aidilfitri message on June 29.
As told by his son and Batu Buruk state assemblyman Muhammad Khalil Abdul Hadi, his 75-year-old cleric father was hospitalised the following day (June 30) after his health deteriorated.
In weighing PAS and the Perikatan Nasional’s (PN) chances in the looming state polls, Hadi highlighted what he described as “very interesting signs with the rise of young people during GE15 to escalate much further during the state elections”.
“This is in line with their own realisation whereby they seem uninterested in the leader who jumps into the field to dance and sing to seduce them,” shared head honcho of the Islamist party.
“A change in the mindset of the young must take place comprehensively and perfectly, hence parents and educators play a very important role to form energetic children who are able to overcome challenges to achieve forceful victory.
“Likewise, they can fill the succession planning gap without killing the struggle while striving for goodness and happiness with a vision of the world and the hereafter.” – July 5, 2023
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