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“THIS IS MY HOME, I CARE, I WANT TO MAKE IT BETTER” PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 23 September 2023 11:29

“THIS IS MY HOME, I CARE, I WANT TO MAKE IT BETTER”

[In memory of our Brother Haris Ibrahim – the Human Being, the Activist & his Message]

 

 

“Malaysia…..forever be an independent and sovereign democratic State founded upon liberty and justice, ever seeking to defend and uphold peace and harmony among its people and to perpetuate peace among nations.”

{ Malaysia proclamation read by the Prime Minister, YM Tunku Abdul Rahman, at the Merdeka Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, 16th September 1963}


Has the Tunku’s Declaration GONE AWRY….???

 

 

Come on People,

We are better than this!

Stop the ranting, raving and the zero-sum games.

Don’t get trapped in the politicians’ narratives!

Show them we will not be distracted by their devious ways.


We need rational national conversations,

On the key challenges facing our Nation in the 21st Century.

And we the People will not be distracted by the political circus!


We can and will transcend our primordial instincts,

Rise above the social constructs,

To focus on the real issues.

- Poverty, Social Inclusion, Health, Education, Climate Change….


This is the time to decide the Nation we want to be…

- Inclusive and Humanistic.


We can rise to show the World,

That Malaysia is the Exemplar,

Not the basket case the politicians want her to be!


This is the third decade of the 21st Century..

We must first un-learn the baggage of the 20th,

And charter a whole new chapter for our Nation,

Especially for the sake of our Children,

And theirs.


Let’s make this 61st Year a truly meaningful one for All.


“THIS IS MY HOME, I CARE, I WANT TO MAKE IT BETTER”


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7Ha2K_AKYo&t=4s


Selamat Hari Malaysia ke-60….


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Last Updated on Saturday, 23 September 2023 11:56
 
Bone and marrow PDF Print E-mail
Written by straits-mongrel   
Saturday, 06 April 2013 22:30

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AND about time too. When PM Najib announced the dissolution of the 12th Parliament on Wednesday, he closed the chapter on a fractious five years at the national legislative (not that Parliaments past were civil). In the midst of mud-slinging, new laws were passed hurriedly without due public consultation, among others the DNA Identification Act, Public Assembly Act in place of Section 27 of the Police Act, SOSMA in place of the ISA, and Section 114A introduced in the Evidence Act.


Due to loans and the lack of cows, we saw the first male check in as Minister for Women, Family and Community Development a year ago.


We saw frogs. Plenty of them. They who had not the decency to seek guidance from their constituents before hopping. The rakyat elected them in, and from then on, the rakyat can go to hell; that's just saying it as it is.


All this tells us a lot.


Are we in the business of nation-building or merely electing politicians? You know what they say about politicians; we've had more than our share. Nation-building needs people with a spine and a heart. Statesmen and stateswomen.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 April 2013 21:59
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Whither the “Rukun” of the “Negara”? PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 09 September 2013 22:22

SABM-ethnicBy Jayanath Appudurai

 

WE are far from realizing the vision set forth in this historic document proclaimed by Parliament on the 31st August 1970.


OUR NATION, MALAYSIA, being dedicated:-


To achieving a greater unity of all her peoples;
To maintaining a democratic way of life;
To creating a just society in which the wealth of the nation shall be equitably shared;
To ensuring a liberal approach to her rich and diverse cultural traditions; and
To building a progressive society which shall be oriented to modern science and technology;

 

Forty three years have passed since the Rukunegara (and the NEP as the policy instrument) were presented as the way forward towards rebuilding the nation after the trauma of 1969. Whilst we can argue about the how we have fared in all of the above aspirations, our concern must necessarily be with the objective to create “a just society in which the wealth of the nation shall be equitably shared”. Let us examine the evidence using household income distribution.


The current population of 29 million can be divided into approximately 6.5 million households. Official data (DOSM,2012) reveal that the ‘Bottom 40%’ (2.6 million households) has an average monthly income RM 1,847 compared to RM 12,159 for the ‘Top 20%’ (1.3 million households). The Income Share of the ‘Bottom 40%’ is 14.8% compared to the 51.4% share of the ‘Top 20%’ households.  And the ‘Top10%’ of households has an income share of 32.3% compared to 1.9% for the ‘Bottom 10%’ households. This yawning income inequality gap is a recipe for disaster in any society!


Today, almost forty percent of our people are still trapped in the inter-generational cycle of poverty and inequality. Poor and Low Income households comprising almost 14 million Anak Bangsa Malaysia lack the capability to overcome the multi-dimensional disadvantages they face on a daily basis. Their upward mobility is severely constrained due to the inadequate asset base that includes low levels of education and skills, poor nutrition and health; and unwholesome living conditions.


A host of social ills associated with dysfunctional families from this stratum of our society is becoming evident. Increasing rates of substance abuse, delinquency and dropouts, child abuse, crime and mental illnesses, are clear indicators that something is amiss in our society.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 September 2013 22:40
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GBM against racism in Malaysia PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 May 2013 22:51

gbm-logoGABUNGAN Bertindak Malaysia (GBM), a multi-ethnic, multi-religious and non-partisan organisation  representing 25 NGOs is greatly concerned with the characterisation of the Pakatan Rakyat’s  gains in the recent elections as a “Chinese tsunami” by the Prime Minister YB Dato’ Seri Mohd Najib Abdul Razak.


It has since been echoed by the Utusan Malaysia and various facebook entries. The Utusan Malaysia, 7 May 2013, carried the headline, “Apa lagi Cina Mau?” (What else do the Chinese want?). This and other similar entries would undoubtedly instigate hostility of the Malay community against the Chinese.


Prime Minister Mohd Najib Abdul Razak defence of Utusan Malaysia’s racial innuendos is most unbecoming.


The election outcome shows a BN winning only 47.38% of the popular votes. This poor showing cannot be entirely due to the Chinese voters alone.


Notwithstanding gains in Kedah, UMNO’s support base has been eroded substantially in Johor, Melaka and Pahang, where two outgoing Menteri Besar/Chief Minister and two deputy ministers were deposed. Similarly, there was a strong Kadazandusun swing against the BN, resulting in the opposition’s seat gains increase from 1 to 12 in the state legislative assembly. If there was indeed a Chinese tsunami, how could Chua Jui Meng the PKR candidate for Segamat, a Chinese majority constituency, be defeated by a Barisan candidate of Indian origin?

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 May 2013 23:00
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PELITA RAKYAT PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 10 September 2023 10:50

PELITA RAKYAT

 

 

 

 

The SABM event to remember and honour our Brother Haris Ibrahim was held on our 60th National Day on 16th September, 2023


The You Tube Link is below :


https://www.youtube.com/live/lA-c_PMFg8k?si=5EhyW5O5QLfrb2Mu


"The Rakyat Voices In Tribute" digital memorial site to record the legacy of our selfless warriors was launched.

 

https://therakyatvoicesinm.wixsite.com/rakyatvoicetribute

 

Please pen your thoughts for posterity....

 

"THIS MY HOME, I CARE, I WANT TO MAKE IT BETTER"

 

Thank You

 


SABM Core Group

17 September 2023

Last Updated on Monday, 18 September 2023 10:14
 
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