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GBM: Statement on 13th General Elections PDF Print E-mail
Written by straits-mongrel   
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 10:46

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Gabungan Bertindak Malaysia (GBM) adalah gabungan dua puluh lima (25) buah Badan-badan Bukan Kerajaan berbagai ethnik dan agama, tidak memihak dan bertekad untuk membangun Malaysia yang lebih baik.

 

Memandangkan PRU 13 adalah persimpangan bersejarah dalam perjalanan negara kita menuju penghayatan demokrasi yang teguh dan matang; Kami menyeru semua parti-parti politik agar:

 

i. menghormati hasrat rakyat mahukan pilihanraya yang bebas, adil dan bersih yang mematuhi prinsip-prinsip dan proses demokrasi;

ii. berkempen berasaskan polisi dan program yang bermanfaat kepada rakyat dan negara dan bukan berasaskan kutuk-mengutuk;

iii. berjanji untuk tidak memutarbelit isu-isu berkaitan agama, kaum, kecenderungan seksual dan kepercayaan; dan

iv. mengutuk dan menghindar dari melakukan sebarang tindakan keganasan politik.

 

Kami menyeru semua institusi kerajaan agar:


i. berpegang teguh kepada prinsip tidak memihak dan neutral seperti yang termaktub di dalam Perlembagaan Persekutuan;

ii. menyelia dan menjalankan pilihanraya secara bebas dan tidak memihak seperti yang dikehendaki oleh Perlembagaan dan Undang-undang yang berkuatkuasa (Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya);

iii. mengamalkan piawai profesionalisme yang tertinggi dalam menguruskan urusan negara semasa fasa “kerajaan interim” dan dalam membantu Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya menguruskan proses pilihanraya (Perkhimatan Awam dan Pasukan Keselamatan);

iv. berpegang teguh kepada prinsip pemisahan kuasa dan keadilan di dalam mengadili keskes berkaitan pelaksanaan dan keputusan pilihanraya;

v. menghormati keputusan pilihan yang dibuat oleh rakyat dan memastikan perpindahan kuasa yang aman pasca PRU 13. Pembentukkan kerajaan baru hendaklah menurut semangat dan matan Perlembagaan Persekutuan dan Perlembagaan Negeri masing-masing.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 March 2013 11:37
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RUEP participants experience richness in giving PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 04 October 2012 21:06
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Tarian Sewang – a dance of welcome; our children and a facilitator sportingly joined in the fun

HEAVY rain ushered in the morning of Aug 25, 2012 but it failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the young participants of SABM’s Rural-Urban Exchange Programme. They came early to the Rumah for the day trip to the Orang Asli settlement at Sungei Bil, Slim River in Perak, their first RUEP 2012 venture into a rural area.


Our hope was that the excursion would help awaken our urban children, even the few from disadvantaged homes, to the fact that glaring disparities exist in the standard of living of Anak-anak Bangsa Malaysia in current times. And perhaps they would come away from that experience recognising how much they themselves had and what those in unfortunate circumstances lacked.


Weeks earlier, four RUEP facilitators had visited the settlement to meet Cikgu Nora, an amazing lady with immense capabilities and a strong conviction that education was the key to freeing her people from the cycle of poverty.


Nora adeptly finalized a program for our RUEP children. She also drew up a budget that covered resources required for children’s activities, meals and refreshments, and also the handicrafts her team of helpers would make for our impending visit. Nora was assured that RUEP would bear all expenses incurred, including the rental of canopies needed as shield against rain.


In the days leading up to the trip, parents of RUEP participants, well-wishers, RUEP facilitators and volunteers bought, as well as sourced from contacts they had, foodstuff and other items that had been identified as necessities at the settlement.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 October 2012 21:19
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RETURNED TO THE MOTHERSHIP! PDF Print E-mail
Written by admin   
Sunday, 06 August 2023 09:50

RETURNED TO THE MOTHERSHIP!

 


YESTERDAY, FIFTH AUGUST 2023,


OUR DEAREST BROTHER & COMRADE

RETURNED TO THE MOTHERSHIP.


HIS UNHERALDED SACRIFICE FOR JUSTICE,

FOR THE POOR, THE MARGINALISED

AND THE VOICELESS,

NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN.


MAY HIS LEGACY

CONTINUE TO INSPIRE US

AND THE  GENERATIONS TO COME.


MAY HE REST IN ETERNAL PEACE on ‘THE MOTHERSHIP’.


Note:

HARIS always identified himself as “ An overweight sperm passing through and waiting to return to Mothership”.

Last Updated on Sunday, 06 August 2023 10:19
 
THE “PROMISE OF HOPE” vs THE “PEOPLE’S HOPE” PDF Print E-mail
Written by straits-mongrel   
Tuesday, 09 April 2013 19:20

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By Jayanath Appudurai


Reading the recently revealed manifestos, the lyrics of the Bee Gees’ song “Words” kept flashing in my old brain.


“It’s only words, and words are all I have to take your heart away.”

 

It was a popular love song of the 60s that made many a heart flutter!

Adolescent romantics crooned to capture the object of their desire.

Not much different from politicians crying out for the attention of the electorate.

So what is the relevance of the song to the so called “mother of all elections”?


You think, I don’t even mean a single word I say.”

 

Unfortunately, YES, we don’t!

Your “Promise of Hope” rings hollow after all the years of ‘broken promises’.

Your “People’s Hope” pretends to be the “People’s Pact” when the People were not consulted!

So what do we the ‘objects of your desire’ do?

We remind ourselves that democracy really means…


‘Government of the People, by the People, for the People’,


NOT…..


‘Government of the Party, by the Party, for the Party’!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 April 2013 19:30
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Launch of the Social Inclusion Agenda PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 22:31

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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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