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“The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it."

― Karl Marx, Eleven Theses on Feuerbach [These words are also inscribed upon his grave]

INTERVIEW | In the final part of this interview, PSM's Mohd Nasir Hashim assesses the performance of Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the Pakatan Harapan government in the year since GE14. 

Question: These days with Islamic parties demonising socialism, how does one reconcile being a good Muslim with being an active socialist?

Mohd Nasir Hashim: Religions tend toward justice, truth, compassion and love. The Quranic verse (Al-Qasas 28:5) states: “And We wanted to confer favour upon those who were oppressed/exploited in the land and make them leaders and make them inheritors.”

This verse refers to exploited/oppressed workers. God not only blesses/favours the downtrodden exploited masses, but also emphasised that they will be the future leaders and be the guardian or trustees of the wealth of nations/world. This verse is socialistic and revolutionary...

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