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Gabungan Bertindak Malaysia (GBM) Endorses the Proposed Social Inclusion Act 2012 (SIA 2012) PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 15 November 2012 23:17

gbm-logo1. Gabungan Bertindak Malaysia [GBM], the Coalition 25 Civil Society organizations (list below), fully endorses the Social Inclusion Act {SIA, 2012} proposed by Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia [SABM] and the National Human Rights Society [HAKAM].


2. Today, almost forty percent of Malaysians are still trapped in the inter-generational cycle of poverty and inequality. Poor and Low Income households comprising 12 million citizens lack the capability to overcome the multi-dimensional disadvantages they face on a daily basis. Vulnerable individuals and groups, citizens and non-citizens alike, continue to encounter prejudice and discrimination, and remain marginalized.


3. The proposed SIA is in line with GBM's Charter that states - “There must be equitable distribution of wealth, to eradicate poverty, end marginalization and ensure the welfare of the People. Any affirmative action must be based on needs and not ethnicity.”


4. We believe this legislation contains key proposals that would go a long way towards achieving the goal of a just, equitable and inclusive society as envisioned in the Rukunegara promulgated on 31 August 1970.


5. In this regard, GBM calls upon all political parties to undertake a comprehensive study of the proposed legislation and to seriously consider adopting it for implementation. The specific proposal to establish an independent Social Inclusion Commission accountable directly to Parliament merits serious consideration as it is designed to address the issues of poverty and marginalization in a non-partisan, accountable and transparent manner.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 November 2012 23:34
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Social Inclusion Agenda for the Nation (Bilingual) PDF Print E-mail
Written by straits-mongrel   
Tuesday, 14 August 2012 21:34

abm-siaAgenda Perangkuman Sosial untuk Negara

 

Wawasan untuk mencapai sebuah masyarakat yang adil, saksama dan inklusif telah termaktub dalam Rukunegara yang diisytiharkan pada 31 Ogos 1970. Setelah hampir 42 tahun sejak itu, ternyata kita masih jauh dari melaksanakan serta menjayakan wawasan yang telah digariskan dalam dokumen bersejarah tersebut.

 

Kini, hampir 40 peratus Anak Bangsa Malaysia masih lagi terperangkap di dalam kitar kemiskinan dan ketaksamarataan yang diwarisi dan diturunkan dari satu generasi ke generasi yang lain. 12 juta warganegara Malaysia tergolong dalam kumpulan isi rumah berpendapatan rendah dan miskin dan tidak mempunyai keupayaan untuk mengatasi kekurangan serta kelemahan yang terpaksa mereka hadapi setiap hari. Individu dan kumpulan yang paling hampir dengan setiap masalah ini tidak kira sama ada warganegara atau bukan warganegara, sering ditindas dan masih terpinggir.

 

Jurang perbezaan antara 40% isi rumah terbawah dan ahli masyarakat yang lain kian meningkat. Mereka terperangkap dalam pelbagai kekurangan yang lahir disebabkan asas aset yang rendah. Ini termasuk tahap pendidikan dan kemahiran yang rendah, kesihatan dan nutrisi yang kurang memuaskan; dan persekitaran hidup yang tidak menyeluruh atau lengkap.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 November 2012 23:03
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July 16, 2012: We have not forgotten PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 09:01

ANOTHER year has passed,

And still we do not know the truth.

We will not rest till justice is done!

 

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That was the resolve with which a group of Anak Bangsa Malaysia,

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 July 2012 09:21
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Launch of the Social Inclusion Agenda PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 22:31

abm-siaBy Farida Jivamala Ibrahim

 

Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia (SABM) and National Human Rights Society (HAKAM) unveiled at their media conference on 14 August at Kuala Lumpur Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall a document that offers for our society possibly the most durable passage out of abject poverty and marginalization: The Draft Social Inclusion Act (SIA 2012). (Click on highlighted link to download.)

 

In their media statement highlighting the need for such an Act, SABM and HAKAM pointed out that the vision to achieve a just, equitable and inclusive society as enshrined in the Rukunegara proclaimed on 31st August 1970 had yet to be realized, almost 42 years on.

HAKAM’s Malik Imtiaz Sarwar stressed that today almost 40% of Anak Bangsa Malaysia are still trapped in the inter-generational cycle of poverty and inequality. “Give power to marginalized society,” he called. “Give them the means to help themselves.”

 

Malik Imtiaz said the urgent need is to focus on long-term solutions to bring about a socially just and more inclusive society and not temporary measures like “handouts and 1-shirt fits all prescriptions which are but temporary and will not lift our people from the societal quagmire.”

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Lawmaker fails to register child as 'anak Malaysia' PDF Print E-mail
Written by straits-mongrel   
Tuesday, 07 June 2011 22:11

WE typically refrain from 'stealing' articles, but this piece by Malaysiakini is a must read - a lawmaker who's willing to walk the talk yet gets thwarted in the effort. Howzat, Mr Prime Minister?


By Kuek Ser Kuang Keng

First published in Malaysiakini (subscription required)


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Picture / The Star file picture

IN a bid to reject racial politics, a state assemblyperson attempted to register her daughter's race as 'Anak Malaysia' but was told by national registration officers that the current system does not allow this.


The six-day-old baby girl, Shay Adora Ram, who almost became the nation's first official 'anak Malaysia', is the first child of Subang Jaya assemblyperson Hannah Yeoh and Ramachandran Muniandy.


The parents went to the National Registration Department headquarters in Putrajaya today to register Shay for her birth certificate.


"We were given a form to fill up. So we put 'anak Malaysia' in the column for 'race', but we were told by the officer that her race must be defined according to the parents' race, which is Chinese or Indian," Yeoh (right) told Malaysiakini when contacted today.


"We replied that my daughter is not Chinese or Indian."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 June 2011 22:32
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