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BN becomes caretaker gov't on March 8

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Between a fluid region and a hard state | Free Malaysia Today

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Towards Putrajaya !

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Dr Shafie Abu Bakar

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Dr Shafie Abu Bakar


Jalan-Jalan Di Bangi Berubah Wajah

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Dato' Seri Najib Razak Sewajarnya Menumpukan Usaha Memastikan Kedaulatan Wilayah Negara, Keselamatan Rakyat Sabah & Anggota Pasukan Keselamatan

Posted: 04 Mar 2013 02:00 AM PST

KENYATAAN MEDIA
PIMPINAN PAKATAN RAKYAT

4 MAC 2013

DATO' SERI NAJIB RAZAK SEWAJARNYA MENUMPUKAN USAHA MEMASTIKAN KEDAULATAN WILAYAH NEGARA, KESELAMATAN RAKYAT SABAH DAN ANGGOTA PASUKAN KESELAMATAN


Setiap pimpinan mana-mana negara sekalipun bertanggungjawab mempertahan kedaulatan wilayah negara, keselamatan rakyat dan anggota pasukan keselamatan.

Kegagalan mempertahankan kedaulatan negara dan keselamatan rakyat merupakan satu pengkhianatan serta menodai amanah rakyat. Justeru Pakatan Rakyat berhasrat mengingatkan pimpinan negara agar tegas mempertahankan kedaulatan wilayah negara dan tidak alpa memastikan keselamatan setiap rakyat Malaysia, terutamanya di Sabah ekoran dari insiden pencerobohan sekumpulan bersenjata warga asing di sekitar Lahad Datu serta Semporna. Setiap inci tanah Sabah dan keselamatan rakyatnya wajib dipertahankan.

Pencerobohan di Lahad Datu telah mengorbankan dua nyawa perwira negara manakala insiden terbaru di Semporna pula mengorbankan enam nyawa perwira negara. Kita merakamkan ucapan takziah buat keluarga mereka dan rakyat Sabah serta berdoa moga roh mereka dicucuri rahmat.

Pakatan Rakyat juga mengajak seluruh rakyat Malaysia untuk tetap teguh mendokong pasukan keselamatan, samada dari pihak polis atau tentera. Kita berdoa moga mereka kekal selamat serta bersemangat mempertahankan negara dan rakyat Malaysia dari ancaman penceroboh.

Pakatan Rakyat sedar keadaan mutakhir di Sabah sememangnya menimbulkan kebimbangan, akan tetapi kita menyeru agar orang ramai tetap bertenang dan tidak mengambil tindakan terburu-buru atau menyebarkan berita-berita fitnah yang boleh menimbulkan keresahan. Pakatan Rakyat ingin menyatakan dengan jelas keyakinan kita terhadap kecekapan dan kebolehan anggota pasukan keselamatan. Mereka pastinya dapat menjalankan tugas dengan profesional sekiranya diberi kebebasan bertindak tanpa sebarang campurtangan politik.

Sehingga kini, kita merasa kesal dan kecewa dengan sikap kepimpinan negara yang tidak mempamerkan kewibawaan dan iltizam dalam menyelesaikan masalah ini. Pimpinan negara juga gagal menyalurkan maklumat tepat, cepat dan telus serta memberikan penjelasan terhadap apa yang berlaku kepada umum sehingga menyebabkan khabar angin tersebar luas.

Pakatan Rakyat menggesa supaya isu ini tidak dijadikan arena tuduh-menuduh dan sewajarnya kepimpinan negara memberi tumpuan kepada isu keselamatan negara serta tidak mengalihkan pandangan rakyat dari kelemahan mereka. Sewajarnya mereka menyedari, keutamaan adalah demi mempertahankan kedaulatan negara, keselamatan rakyat dan perwira negara yang bertungkus lumus di perbatasan.

Pakatan Rakyat menuntut agar segera diadakan satu sidang khas Parlimen bagi membincangkan isu pencerobohan ini serta demi untuk mendapatkan gambaran sebenar insiden yang tercetus di Sabah. Kita juga berhasrat mengadakan satu persidangan meja bulat di antara pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat dengan pimpinan kerajaan dalam usaha untuk mencapai muafakat bersama berhubung isu ini.

YB DATO' SERI ANWAR IBRAHIM
Ketua Umum KEADILAN


YB DATO' SERI ABDUL HADI AWANG
Presiden PAS


YB LIM KIT SIANG
Penasihat DAP

Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud

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Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud


Dialog antara agama

Posted: 04 Mar 2013 06:54 PM PST

Dialog antara agama yang dianjurkan PAS telah berjaya menyuntik minat masyarakat bukan Islam di negeri ini untuk lebih memahami berkenaan parti Islam itu.

PAS, yang seringkali dimomokkan oleh Barisan Nasional sebagai sebuah parti yang radikal dan eksklusif tidak lagi dijadikan bahan ketakutan masyarakat bukan Islam untuk lebih rapat serta mengenali secara mendalam tentang  PAS.

Menurut AJK PAS Pusat, Datuk Dr. Mujahid Yusof Rawa, PAS sentiasa membuka pintu untuk berdialog dengan semua pihak dalam menerangkan pendirian parti itu terhadap isu semasa yang berlaku.

“Dengan penjelasan yang baik dan ilmiah, ketinggian dan keadilan ajaran Islam dapat ditunjukkan kepada masyarakat non-muslim.

"Islam datang membawa mawaddah dan rahmat kepada alam dan ia perlu diterjemahkan dalam tindakan setiap muslim. 

"Umno telah menunjukkan ajaran Islam yang salah dengan mengamalkan nepotisme dan juga korupsi dalam perbuatan mereka,” jelas beliau.

Beliau yang juga Pengerusi Lajnah Perpaduan Nasional PAS Malaysia, dalam rangka lawatan ke Sabah, padat dengan pelbagai program yang telah diatur oleh PAS Sepanggar, Pitas dan Tuaran. 

Beliau dan beberapa pimpinan dari komponen Pakatan Rakyat turut menyampaikan ucapannya bersama kaum Tionghua di Menggatal.

Dalam program sama, beliau turut diberi peluang berdialog dalam satu "Dialog Rakyat: Kemana Hubungan Antara Agama" yang dianjurkan oleh PKR Cabang Tuaran dengan memberikan pandangan PAS berkaitan hudud, penggunaan kalimah Allah, negara Islam dan sebagainya.

Pada akhir program, beliau telah merasmikan pelancaran “Impian Malaysia” peringkat negeri Sabah.

Lim Guan Eng

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Lim Guan Eng


Empowering Human Talent, Good And Clean Governance, Sustainable Development, Liveable City And A Shared Society Are Critical Success Factors For Economic Prosperity That Will Make Penang No.1 In Malaysia.(en/cn)

Posted: 05 Mar 2013 06:17 AM PST

Opening Speech By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng During The One Week Kuala Lumpur Launch Of The "Penang Paradigm"(2013-2023) In Mid-Valley On 5.3.2013.

I am very pleased to be here today to officiate the Kuala Lumpur launch of the "Penang Paradigm", which is a 10 year development framework(2013-2023) put together by the Penang Institute, the Penang state government think tank under the leadership of its Executive Director, Professor Datuk Woo Wing Thye, to develop Penang as an international and intelligent state. Or to put it simply to make Penang No.1 in Malaysia.

Let me first confess that the Penang state government humbly seek your help, the experts and general public out there outside from Penang – to get your inputs on how we can make the Penang Paradigm better so we can make Penang No. 1 faster. In other words, the Penang state government is adopting the crowd sourcing approach by considering changes from feedback to this Penang Paradigm Report. This novel crowd sourcing approach and willingness to concede to superior proposals and policies in and outside Penang is unlike previous development plans which are implemented without genuine public engagement and consultation.

Allow me to start by putting on record my appreciation for the contributions of Professor Woo, who is a world-renowned economist and a former special advisor to the United States Treasury, the United Nations and the Government of China. Though Professor Woo is unique in his talents, he is at the same time merely one among hundreds of thousands of talented Penangites who were lost to our country through "brain drain" in previous decades, and who are starting to return to serve Penang since 2008, in a transformation of "brain drain" into "brain gain".

It is my long-held belief that Penang's, and indeed Malaysia's, most valuable export over the past 50 years has not been manufactured goods or services, but human capital – our talented sons and daughters. And what a tragic export business this has been.

Since Merdeka, 2 million Malaysians and Penangites, especially talented young people, have left because of lack of educational opportunities, lack of economic opportunities, discrimination, corruption and lack of social justice. Our loss has been other countries' gain. Penang, especially, has given other countries their professors, doctors, engineers, chief justices and cabinet ministers. This state of affairs cannot be allowed to continue.

Hence, we have come up with this roadmap to address these and other problems affecting our development. Although it is a roadmap for Penang, we believe that the key policies proposed for Penang are also applicable to the rest of Malaysia. After all, what is good for Penang is also good for Malaysia, being that Penang is a significant contributor to the national economy, making up nearly half of total electrical and electronics exports and 9% of the country's GDP.

Ladies and gentlemen

Our vision is for Penang once again to be a regional hub that will build, upgrade, attract and retain international talent. Penang can only do this by becoming an international and intelligent state – one that educates and nurtures talent; one that promotes and rewards diligence, expertise and entrepreneurship; one that is liveable by being clean, green, safe and healthy; and one that practices integrity, justice and people-centric governance.

Since 2008, we have worked with this vision in mind, despite the numerous constraints that we have faced. We have introduced open competitive tenders and compulsory asset declarations for EXCO members to weed out corruption and cronyism. We have made State Government contracts available for the first time for public scrutiny. We have legislated and pushed for freedom of information and local government elections despite Federal obstruction and opposition.

By operating a clean and competent government, we have reversed a string of deficits by recording consecutive budget surpluses year after year since 2008, and have reduced the State debt by 95%. And these surpluses are put to good use with innovations such as:-
• giving cash aid to the poor, senior citizens, the disabled, single mothers, trishaw riders, university, secondary and primary school students;
• yearly allocations for Chinese, Tamil, missionary and Islamic religious schools;
• providing fee wifi in public places throughout Penang;
• free bus services in the city of George Town as well as park and ride services across the Penang Bridge to ferry workers to and from the mainland to the island;
• carrying out infrastructure projects worth billions of ringgit to reduce traffic congestion and flash floods throughout the state;
• becoming the first state to allocate a RM500 million Affordable Housing Fund to build 19,172 units of the best quality that is managed by HDB Singapore; and
• becoming the first state to wipe out poverty in Malaysia in 2013 by ensuring a minimum household income of RM770 a month for every family in Penang, above the national Poverty Line Indicator (PLI) of RM763 a month.

In order to build on Penang’s human capital, we have set up learning and training centres as well as an educational hub in Balik Pulau. In the past five years, the arts and cultural scene in Penang has flourished with events such as the George Town Festival, and Penang has gained international renown for the revitalisation of our world heritage city.

In order to improve Penang’s liveability, we have thought outside the box by using new incentives to make Penang cleaner and safer, adopted green measures by banning free plastic bags, phasing out polystyrene bags to maintain the highest recycling rate in the country at 26% and by introducing a conservation surcharge to limit water wastage. We are also seeking to take this thinking outside the box forward by offering Rapid Penang RM10 million every year to provide free bus services throughout Penang during peak hours which has not been taken up by the federal government.

Ladies and gentlemen,

All that we have done in the last five years we have achieved in spite of the constraints of our country's over-centralised Federal system, where the Federal Government gets 94% of Government revenues and the States get only 6%, and where crucial local matters such as public transport – buses, ferries – and the airport and the Penang Port are all under Federal Government control.

As a result, over the past 50 years, Penang has been badly neglected by the Federal Government, which has underinvested in Penang’s public transport infrastructure and in her seaport and airport. Our airport runway is still smaller than Langkawi’s, and too short to allow for the Airbus A380 to take off fully loaded. The iconic Penang ferry has simply been left to decline.

The Penang Port, which was the largest port in Malaysia in the 1950s and 60s, has been reduced to being a mere feeder port for Port Klang and TanjungPelepas in Johor. The Penang Channel has still not been dredged to allow larger ships to call at Penang, despite the RM353 million dredging project promised in the 9th Malaysia Plan, and the Penang Port Free Commercial Zone in Butterworth is too small to allow Penang to develop into a regional logistics hub.

All this needs to change if Penang is to reach its full potential as one of the principal powerhouses of the Malaysian economy. Despite being one of the smallest States in Malaysia, with only 6% of the national population, Penang held the top spot for foreign direct investment in Malaysia in 2010, repeating this feat in 2011, with foreign direct investment over the two years amounting to 28% of the national total. Penang contributed 25% of Malaysia’s exports, and nearly two thirds of its medical tourism receipts.

The twin pillars of the Penang economy – tourism and manufacturing, both require adequate investment in Penang’s hard and soft infrastructure if Penang and Malaysia are to flourish. For this reason, we have recently announced a RM6.3 billion project to construct 3 major highways to decongest roads in the island plans and South-East Asia first underwater sea tunnel as our third link to improve the connectivity between the Island and the Mainland. But more is needed to improve the airport, port, housing and public transportation infrastructure in Penang.

Ladies and gentlemen

The Penang Paradigm's strategic vision is based on our greatest asset: our people. We believe that we can provide the best environment for people to live in if we have a people-centric government that invests in people, that educates and trains the people, that frees the people to innovate and engage in enterprise, and that liberates the people from ignorance, poverty and disability so that that they can be full participants in our economy and in our democracy.

We do not seek to manufacture economic growth through Government expenditure and spending by GLCs because we believe that the business of Government is to stay out of business. Instead we seek to turn Penang into a knowledge economy that emphasises science and technology and that relies on life-long learning and upskilling to generate human-capital-led growth.

Our belief that success and prosperity depends primarily on the people rather than on Government means recognising that in an increasingly globalised world, Penang must be able to fulfil a threefold "choice", that is, to be the habitat of choice for residents, the destination of choice for tourists and the location of choice for investors in setting up business.

Quality of life in Penang should not be just for the rich, but for all who live and stay in Penang. This requires quality affordable housing, efficient and effective public transport, green open spaces accessible to all, a clean and healthy natural environment and a vibrant arts, culture and heritage landscape.

Thirdly, our emphasis on people means that we believe that we cannot prosper and develop as a State and as a nation if women, ethnic minorities, the poor and the disabled are shut off from full participation in our economy and our democracy. People-centric government requires eradicating poverty, eradicating unfair discrimination and eradicating corruption and cronyism, which elevates private interests and private profits above the public good.

In other words, empowering human talent, good and clean governance, sustainable development, liveable city and a shared society are critical success factors for economic prosperity that will make Penang No.1 in Malaysia. A shared society is crucial to ensure that prosperity is inclusive. A 'shared society' is a socially cohesive society. It is stable, safe based on four key characteristics:-
1. democratic participation in decision-making,
2. respect for diversity and the dignity of an individual,
3. equal opportunity; and
4. prohibition of all forms of discrimination.

I believe that the Penang Paradigm is the insightful and path-breaking model by Professor Datuk Woo and his team in Penang Institute with Zairil Khir Johari as his CEO, to let Penang lead again.

Making Penang No. 1 in Malaysia is possible. After all, Penang achieved international recognition in 2011 when it was selected by Yahoo Travel as No. 8 top island in the world you must see before you die. This year George Town became the No. 4 top place for retirement in the world, becoming the only Asian city in the top 8 list. And in 2011 and 2012, George Town became the most liveable city for the first time in Malaysian history, surpassing Kuala Lumpur for the first time ever.

But as I said earlier, while the Penang Paradigm is a roadmap to make Penang No. 1 in Malaysia as a balanced society and an international and intelligent State, the same lessons can be applied nationally. Lest we forget, at the time of the formation of Malaysia in 1963, Malaysian per capita income was 13.6% of US income, whereas Korea and Taiwan per capita incomes were both lower at 10.7% and 12.6% respectively.

We were clearly ahead of both Korea and Taiwan 50 years ago. Today, Malaysia is way behind being only half as rich as Korea and Taiwan. While Korea and Taiwan have made the leap into high income economies, Malaysia has been stuck in the middle-income trap despite its obvious natural advantages compared to those countries.
Income as % of US income (in GDP per capita)

Lastly, I would like to end by saying that the time has come when the people should no longer fear the government, but that the government should fear the people. And it is because we, the Penang state government, fear the people that we have adopted this crowd-sourcing approach in order to seek inputs from the people at large. And so, I hope you will all participate by giving your feedback in order to help us refine the Penang Paradigm.

Thank you.

—-Mandarin Version —

槟城首席部长林冠英于2013年3月5日在吉隆坡谷中城推介《槟城典范》时发表演讲,重点如下:

赋权与人才、良好施政、永续发展、宜居城市及共享型社会是经济繁荣的重要成功因素,打造槟城成为全马第一。

我一直相信槟城过去50年最珍贵的出口不是电子电气产品,而是人才,这真是悲惨的出口生意。

自从独立以来,200万名马来西亚人及槟城人,由于缺乏教育机会、经济机会、歧视、贪污及社会公义,槟城很多有才华的年轻人离开了,这是我们的损失,却让其它国家的得利。槟城输出人才已经成为其它国家的教授、医生、工程师、大法官、甚至内阁部长。这种事情不能继续发生。

我们相信我们所建议的关键政策,都适用于槟城和其他州属。槟城是国家经济的主要贡献者,占了总电子电气出口额的一半及国民生产总值的9%。

我们希望再次打造槟城成为一个培育、提升、吸引及留住国际人才的区域中心。槟城要成为智慧型国际化城市,教育及培育人才、推广及奖励勤勉、专才及企业家;成为干净、绿意、安全及健康的宜居城市,以及一个推广廉正、公义及民本施政。

自2008年,我们突破重重难关,推介了公开招标、强制槟城行政议员公布财产,遏止贪污及朋党。我们第一次让州政府合约让公众审查。尽管受到联邦政府及在野党的阻碍,我们立法制定资讯自由法及地方政府选举。

在治理廉洁及能干政府的情况下,我们在2008年之后的财政预算年年有余,并缩减了95%的债务。我们善用这些盈利:

. 派发援助金给贫穷者、乐龄人士、残障人士、学生及单亲妈妈;
. 每年拨款给华小、淡小、教会学校及宗教学校;
. 免费提供巴士穿行乔治市,以及"停车换乘"载送工作人士往返槟岛及威省。
. 在州内兴建基础设施,纾缓交通阻塞。
. 成为首个拨出5亿令吉可负担房屋基金的州属,兴建1万9172个高素质房屋,并由新加坡建屋局管理;
. 在2013年成为第一个扫除贫穷的州属,确保槟城每个家庭每月收入至少达770令吉,高于全国763令吉贫穷线。

为了栽培槟城人力资源,我们在浮罗山背成立学习及培训中心、教育中心。我们在公共场所提供免费无线上网。过去五年,槟城的艺术及文化发展欣欣向荣,我们拥有像乔治市节庆的活动,在复兴乔治市世界文化遗产城市方面,我们也获得国际认同。

为了让槟城更宜居,我们创意采取绿色措施如禁免费塑料袋、减用保丽龙,维持全国最高的再循环率26%,我们也推介附加费保护水资源。我们也提议每年付1000万令吉给槟城快捷通,在高峰期提供免费巴士服务,但是这项提议不被联邦政府接受。

尽管我国的联邦集权让槟城施政阻碍重重, 我们努力经营争取成就。联邦政府收取94%的税收,而州政府只获得6%,所有与人民生活息息相关的事务如公共交通(巴士、渡轮)、机场及槟城港口,皆在联邦政府的管辖之下。

过去50年,槟城严重被联邦政府忽略,公共交通、海港、机场的所获拨款都很少。我们的机场跑道甚至小过浮罗交怡的跑道,因为太短,导致A380型客机完全起飞升空。槟城的象征性渡轮也日渐没落。

槟城港口,曾是1950年及60年代最大的港口,已经减少成为巴生港口及柔佛丹绒柏勒巴斯港的集散港。槟城海峡也还没有如第9大马计划中那样,挖深让更大的船只停靠,北海槟城自由商贸区也太小,更本无法应付槟城发展成为区域物流中心的需求。

尽管槟城是全马最小州属之一,占全国6%人口,槟城在2010年及2011年的所获投资额全马居冠,占全国所获投资额28%。槟城出口额占全国25%,近乎2/3的医疗旅游收入来自槟城。

如果槟城及马来西亚要昌盛繁荣,槟城经济的两大支柱:旅游业及制造业,都需要槟城在硬软体建设的投资。因此我们最近宣布兴建价值63亿令吉的"两岸三通一槟城",包括三条高速公路及一条海底隧道的计划,连接槟岛与威省,改善两地的交通。更重要的是改善槟城的机场、海港、住房及公共交通建设。

我们的策略性宏愿能成功所依赖的财产是"人民"。我们相信,槟城若要成为槟城人民喜爱生活的地方,唯有以民为本的政府投资在人民、教育及培训人民,让人民革新及参与企业、让人民从无知、贫穷及能力不足中解放出来,人民才能够完全参与我们的经济及民主发展。

我们不求通过政府开销及官联公司的花费来创造经济繁荣,因为我们相信政府生意就是不做生意。我们希望把槟城转型成为知识经济体,重视科技、终身学习并提升人力资源技能。

我们相信以人民为主体的成功与繁荣,而不是政府,也意味着在越来越全球化的世界,槟城必须成为三种群体的选择,那就是成为居民、旅客及投资者的首选地。

槟城必须为全体居民提高生活素质。这需要可负担房屋、有效率的公共交通、开放的绿色空间、干净与健康的自然环境,有活力的艺术、文化及建筑氛围。

第三,我们强调人民,意味着我们相信槟城之繁荣是全民之繁荣,如果妇女、少数民族、贫穷者、体残人士无法参与我们的经济及民主建设发展,我们将无法达致全民繁荣。以民为本的政府要做的是扫除贫穷、扫除不公平、歧视性政府、扫除贪污及朋党,把公共利益置于个人利益之上。

换句话说, 赋权予人才、良好廉洁施政、永续发展、宜居城市及共享社会,是槟城达致全马第一及经济繁荣的关键成功因素。尤其是共享社会,能确保昌盛繁荣真正概括全民。 一个共享社会是个群体合作的社会,是一个拥有以下4项特质的稳定、安全社会:
1. 民主参与的决策、
2. 尊重多元性及尊重个体尊严、
3. 平等机会、
4. 禁止各种形式的歧视

让槟城成为全马第一是可行的。再说,槟城在2011年已被雅虎旅游选为世界八大有生之年必游的岛屿。今年,乔治市成为世界四大退休后最适合居住城市(在世界八大中成为唯一入选的亚洲城市)。在2011年及2012年,乔治市也超越吉隆坡,成为最宜居的城市。

如我之前所说,当槟城典范作为引领槟城的大蓝图,让槟城成为大马第一等的平衡社会及智慧型国际城市的同时,槟城大蓝图同样可以全国性的实施。我们勿忘,1963年当共组马来西亚之际,我们的人均所得是美国人均所得的13.6%,然而韩国及台湾的人均所得则相对的只有美国人均所得的10.7%及12.6%。

50年前我们明显领先韩国台湾。今天,马来西亚的富裕程度只有韩国及台湾的一半,远落在后头。当韩台已经挤身高收入国之际,比人家拥有丰富天然优势的马来西亚却陷入中等收入陷阱。

马韩台人均所得占美国人均所得对照表(人均国内生产总值)

最后,,我谨以这句话作为总结,是时候了,当人民不再畏惧政府的时候,反之政府必须畏惧人民。这全都是因为我们,槟州政府畏惧人民,所以才主动展开走向人群、接触人群的活动,以获得人民给予更多的回馈。 我希望大家能尽所能给予建议回馈,好让我们能将槟城典范尽善尽美。

Speech on “Agenda For Electoral and Democratic Reforms”

Posted: 05 Mar 2013 06:09 AM PST

1. Introduction and Salutations

2. First of all, I would like to congratulate the organizing committee for putting together this very important international conference on the 13th General Elections in Malaysia. This will be the most watched and most scrutinized elections in Malaysian history, both domestically and internationally. For the first time in electoral history, there is a real possibility that the Barisan Nasional can lose power through the ballot box. For the first time in electoral history, the opposition Pakatan Rakyat coalition presents a credible and reliable alternative to the BN. Pakatan has shown that it can govern effectively at the state level and has presented a clear set of policies and priorities when we win power in Putrajaya.

3. The first ever Pakatan Rakyat Manifesto, launched on the 25th of February, already outlines an ambitious agenda for electoral and democratic reforms.

4. In our Manifesto, we promise to implement clean, fair and transparent elections by implementing the 8 demands of Bersih, by automatically registering voters when they reach the eligible voting age and to clean up the electoral roll within 100 days of coming to power.

5. We promise also to undertake a major reform of key institutions including the Judiciary, the Attorney General's Chambers, the Anti-Corruption Commission and the Police Force by restoring their integrity, making them independent and freeing them from government intervention.

6. Under Pakatan, the appointment of those who head these institutions will be done through an advisory process by parliamentary working committees in accordance with parliamentary and democratic practices.

7. Parliament will also be strengthened to rectify the current situation of Executive Dominance that has been strengthened over time under the BN. The parliamentary select committee system will be strengthened to provide oversight over crucial ministries such as finance, security, education, defence, PETRONAS and others in order to enhance the effectiveness of Parliament as a check and balance on the executive.

8. Members of Parliament will be provided additional resources and relevant expertise in order to perform these duties knowledgeably, competently and effectively.

9. Under Pakatan, the media freedom and trust in media practitioners will be restored. We will abolish all legislation that restricts media freedom, most notably the repressive Printing Presses and Publications Act (PPPA), licensing procedures and other draconian measures that are currently in place. We will corporatize government owner broadcasting institutions such as RTM as well as government owned radio stations in order to protect their independence and to ensure that they no longer become mouthpieces for government propaganda, as is the case now. We will put in place a regulatory infrastructure and environment which is conducive for all media groups to practise media freedom responsibly and with integrity.

10. Most significantly, Pakatan will enforce a Democracy Restoration Act as part of the process to reverse the many years of democratic rot and neglect which has occurred during the 56 year BN reign.

11. The records will show that the Pakatan Rakyat component parties – PAS, DAP and PKR – have been advocating for electoral and democratic reforms since these parties were established. Many of the leaders of Pakatan Rakyat have suffered personally and professionally under the BN government which has abused their powers and used various instruments of the state to target and victimize opposition politicians. Given these personal experiences, including my own, I would not want the same instruments to be used against our political opponents when we come to power at the federal level. Therefore, it is imperative that Pakatan pushes forward aggressively on these electoral and democratic reforms when the goal of winning Putrajaya is achieved, hopefully in the upcoming 13th General Elections.

12. The Pakatan Manifesto has presented some of our key institutional priorities in the areas of electoral and democratic reform. But our electoral and democratic reform agenda can and should be expanded both in terms of the implementation details in our Manifesto as well as pushing the envelope on new electoral reform and democratic ideas.

13. For example, one area of particular relevance and urgency after the 13th general elections, regardless of who wins power in Putrajaya is the once in a decade Constituency Delimitation exercise. The previous four national delimitation exercises in 1974, 1984, 1994 and 2003 have been conducted with the intention of providing an electoral advantage to the BN. But the Election Commission (EC) has postponed the next delimitation exercise because for the first time in history, the BN government does not have a 2/3rds majority in parliament as well as in 6 states, four of which are governed by Pakatan Rakyat.

14. Political parties from both sides of the aisle should work together in a historic opportunity after the 13th general election to ensure that the next constituency delimitation exercise is done in a way which is transparent, independent and receives the support from all political parties.

15. In addition, this will also be a historic opportunity in the political process to involve members of the academia and civil society in order to increase the level of stakeholder engagement in the constituency delimitation process.

16. The current situation is currently unacceptable especially when we analyze the disparity in the number of voters in each parliament seat. The smallest parliament seat in Malaysia, P125 Putrajaya, has 15,308 voters as of Quarter 3, 2012 while the largest seat, P109 Kapar, has 142,419 voters. The number of voters in the largest seat is 9 times that of the smallest seat. In other words, one vote in P125 Putrajaya is roughly equal to 9 votes in P109 Kapar. This is a gross violation of the 'One Man One Vote' principle where one person's vote should have the same weightage and power as another person's vote.

17. With rural-urban migration, it is no longer that case that urban areas are dominated by non-Malays leading to the under-presentation of urban and largely non-Malay majority seats. According to the 3rd Quarter 2013 electoral roll figures, out of the 11 parliamentary seats with more than 100,000 voters, 8 of these (P97 Selayang, P98 Gombak, P101 Hulu Langat, P103 Puchong, P104 Kelana Jaya, P107 Subang, P109 Kapar, P111 Kota Raja) are either Malay plurality or majority seats. For example, P98 Gombak, is a 77% Malay majority seat and it had 121,951 voters as of Q3 2013. Hence, it is the urban Malays who are being under-represented under the present configuration of seats.

18. In addition, there are also great disparities within individual states in terms of the number of voters. For example, the largest seat in Kelantan is P19 Tumpat with 96984 while the smallest seat in Kelantan just happens to be P32 Gua Musang with 39226 voters. It cannot be merely coincidence that P32 Gua Musang happens to be a BN held seat while P19 Tumpat has been a PAS seat 1999. Similarly, the largest seat in Kedah is P16 Baling – a PAS seat – with 92431 votes while the smallest seat is P4 Langkawi – an UMNO seat with 36650 voters.

19. Interestingly, it is not only the opposition parties which are disadvantaged by the imbalance in the number of voters by seat. The largest state seat in the country is now N29 Sri Serdang – an UMNO held seat – which had 71580 voters as of Q3 2012. In fact, Sri Serdang now has more voters than more than half of the parliament seats in the country. In the state of Johor, the four largest seats are all BN seats with close to or more than 100,000 voters each. (P159 Pasir Gudang with 98,798 voters, P160 Johor Bahru with 96,520 voters, P161 Pulai with 99,542 voters and P162 Gelang Patah with 104,972 voters)

20. Given these voter disparities, it should be obvious that an impartial constituency delimitation exercise would be necessary to correct the current unfairness and to strengthen and uphold the One-Man-One-Vote principle that is the bedrock of democratic practice.

21. In addition, we should also seriously study possible reforms to the Dewan Negara or the Upper House to make it more relevant and accountable. We should also seriously consider the possibility of introducing direct elections for at least some of the Senators in the Dewan Negara. While the Dewan Rakyat or the lower house, has become a much more robust avenue for rigorous debate and discussion after the 13th general elections, the Dewan Negara is still seen as an avenue for backdoor Ministers to be appointed via Senatorial appointments.

22. Most democratic countries including the United States and Australia already have had many years of experience of a fully elected Upper House. Even the United Kingdom is currently phasing out its system of hereditary peers and is having a vigorous debate over further reform of the House of Lords including having at least some directly elected members. There is no reason why we should not include this as one of the items on the reform agenda under a Pakatan government. Indeed, there are good reasons to think that reforming the Dewan Rakyat should come hand in hand with improving the constituency delimitation exercise so that the One Man One Vote principle can be followed as far as possible.

23. After the 13th general election, the opposition won 10 out of 11 parliamentary seats in Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur. But because there are no state seat elections or local elections in the Federal Territories, voters in WPKL and their representatives have no voice or representation in Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL). This is a gross violation of democratic norms in that it denies voters the right to choose their local representatives. Extending this further to local elections in other states, it is my view that this too is a gross violation of democratic norms. This is why the Penang state government is pushing for the conduct of local election even though this may possibly lead to Pakatan losing some of the municipal councilor positions which the state government presently appoints.

24. In addition, we should also seriously consider the introduction and implementation of a Freedom of Information (FoI) Act at the federal level in order to increase transparency and the flow of information. To this end, the Selangor and Penang state governments have already introduced FoI bills in the state legislatures.

25. Finally, other reform ideas which are part and parcel of the democratic debate in the country – such as the public financing of political parties, the guarantee of media access to all political parties especially during an election, declaration of assets by the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Menteri Besars, Chief Ministers and State Excos – should also be on the table in terms of electoral and democratic reforms.

26. There is no doubt in my mind whatsoever that the agenda for electoral and democratic reform has been and will continue to be severely limited under the present BN government. I am sure that previous speakers in this conference share similar views to mine.

27. The burden of reform then will be rightly put on the Pakatan Rakyat government when we take over Putrajaya. When this happens, we should be as ambitious as practically possible in terms of electoral and democratic reform so that we can correct past abuses and put Malaysia firmly of the path towards establishing a vibrant, genuine and thriving democracy.

SERVANTHOOD

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民联永久地契国阵也说低,倪可汉反指国阵批地让朋党致富人民损失‏

Posted: 04 Mar 2013 08:09 PM PST

实兆远州议员拿督倪可汉今日斥责国阵霹雳州务大臣拿督斯里赞比里今日在报章说谎,在永久地契课题上向霹雳州人民传达误导性讯息。

倪可汉今日发表文告说,民联执政时给的80%折扣地价比起国阵所给的地价折扣其实对人民比较有利。他进一步指出,当人民把原有30或60年地契转换成永久地契时,原地契所剩余的年数民联政府也会给予折扣。相反的,当人民也把同样30或60年地契转换成国阵的'永久地契'时,若原地契还剩下的年数国阵政府将不会给予折扣。民联永久地契地价之低,就连在霹雳州议会国阵政府也承认便宜过他们的99年地契的地价。

倪氏说,民联承诺要提高霹雳州收入绝不是空白说白话,民联霹雳州替代预算案收支平衡是国阵政府无法做到的。地契地价当然是州政府收入的来源,但不应该向人民开刀,向人民征收高昂的地价成为他们的负担。商业和工业地公开招标,价高者得,这才能真正确保州政府得到最大的盈利。

国阵贱价批给朋党致富,霹雳人民受损

他重提,国阵霹雳州政府没有贯彻公开招标的政策,他们才是使到霹雳人民经济面临巨额损失的罪魁祸首!倪可汉说,国阵把霹雳州68503英亩商业或工业地以平均375令吉贱价批给朋党,霹雳州收入就因为不公开招标面临损失。倪氏在州议会内挑战赞比里但他却不敢正面回答,在议会外邀请他辩论却无胆量出席。这显示出赞比里不具备领袖气质,无法正面勇敢面对自己制造出来的丑闻。

他举例,实兆远6英亩地段、相等于整个红土坎面积的147英亩、斯里依士干达40英亩,甘文丁32英亩等地只是国阵批给朋党冰山一角的土地。最终霹雳州人民损失,国阵朋党却赚大钱。倪可汉再次强调,若民联执政会继续贯彻公开招标政策,他有信心民联州政府收入肯定比现有国阵政府管理下来得更多。

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Comment on Danau Kota Flat owners paid for their water supply, yet Danau Kota Management owed SYABAS RM190, 619.85 by Hong Prima Setapak

Posted: 05 Mar 2013 06:12 AM PST

This David Lim Kok Chu is also managing a few other apartments that are controlled by a certain politician. The residents there must make sure that the condos are not owing Syabas and TNB.

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Program Masuk Kampung Melawat Orang Sakit

Posted: 04 Mar 2013 04:31 PM PST


Semalam juga telah berkesempatan untuk melawat orang sakit dan menghulurkan sedikit bantuan bagi meringankan sedikit beban yang mereka tanggung. Semoga cepat sembuh dan dapat kembali sihat seperti sedia kala.

Melawat Kelas Bina Insan Kemas

Posted: 04 Mar 2013 04:29 PM PST




Semalam, 4 Mac 2013 telah berkesempatan untuk melawat Kelas Bina Insan Kemas, Seberang Takir dan seterusnya beramah-mesra bersama-sama mereka yang mengikuti kelas ini. Semoga kelas ini dapat memperkukuhkan institusi kepemimpinan komuniti, masyarakat, keluarga dan individu berasaskan nilai-nilai murni melalui program pembangunan merentasi kepelbagaian agama, etnik dan  ideologi.

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RUMAH MAMPU MILIK KEEMPAT PKNS SIAP DISEMBER 2014.

Posted: 05 Mar 2013 08:34 AM PST

Rumah Debbin PKNS 3

SHAH ALAM 5 MAC : Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor (PKNS) bakal tampil dengan satu lagi Projek Rumah Mampu Milik (RMM) yang terletak Desa Alam Sekysen U12 yang dijangka  berada di siap pada Disember 2014.

PKNS dengan usahasama Debbin Sdn Bhd ini merupakan RMM keempat PKNS selepas projek berkembar  1422 unit di Bukit Botak Selayang, 124 unit pangsapuri di Seksyen 3 Bandar Baru Bangi dan 129 unit rumah teres 1 1/2 tingkat di Antara Gapi Serendah.

"Projek ini menawarkan sejumlah 104 unit pangsapuri dengan keluasan setiap unit antara 750 hingga 850 kaki persegi.

"Dengan rekabentuk yang menarik, projek ini juga menawarkan suasana kondusif dengan tiga bilik tidur dan dua bilik air.

"Seperti juga projek pangsapuri mampu milik PKNS di Bandar Baru Bangi, sebanyak empat unit akan disediakan untuk orang kelainan upaya (OKU)," kata Pengurus Besar PKNS, Othman Omar.

Othman berkata, projek-projek ini adalah sebahagian daripada perancangan 20 tahun PKNS untuk membina sebanyak 31,000 unit RMM di negeri Selangor untuk tempoh sehingga 30 tahun.

Rumah Debbin PKNS 2

"Pembinaan rumah mampu milik berkualiti ini dijangka akan menelan belanja subsidi lebih RM1.1 bilion," katanya.

Ujarnya, projek ini juga membuktikan yang Kerajaan Negeri dan PKNS juga prihatin dengan kehendak masyarakat bandar dan luar bandar.

Sementara itu. Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim berkata, sehingga kini PKNS sudah dapat membina lebih daripada 100,000 unit rumah pangsapuri kos rendah.

Abdul Khalid berkata demikian ketika merasmikan majlis pecah tanah bagi pembinaan rumah idaman PKNS-Debbin Sdn Bhd di Desa Alam Seksyen U12 di sini.

Turut hadir dalam majlis itu Exco Jawatankuasa Tetap Perumahan, Pengurusan Bangunan dan Setinggan, Iskandar Abdul Samad. - Media Selangorku

Rumah Debbin PKNS 1

Majlis Pecah Tanah Projek Rumah Mampu Milik PKNS-Debbin di Seksyen U10, Shah Alam pada 5 Mac 2013.

Posted: 05 Mar 2013 04:33 AM PST

Posted: 05 Mar 2013 02:21 AM PST

4 Mac 2013 - Mesyuarat di MPAJ bersama IWK, MPAJ dan penduduk tentang kerja-kerja IWK di Kg Pandan.

Posted: 04 Mar 2013 04:30 PM PST

Nurul Izzah Anwar

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Nurul Izzah Anwar


Manifesto pencetus harapan

Posted: 05 Mar 2013 04:43 AM PST

NURUL IZZAH ANWAR
5 Mac 2013

HARAPAN dijadikan tempat berteduh bagi idaman seseorang itu tercapai. Harapan mampu menyatukan semua jiwa – apabila dijadikan panduan kepada yang miskin, mahupun kaya dalam usaha membina masa depan lebih baik.

Begitulah impian bagi Pakatan Rakyat – untuk mewarnakan landskap masa depan Malaysia menerusi Manifesto Pakatan Rakyat yang dilancarkan pada 24 Februari lalu – bertemakan Pakatan Harapan Rakyat.

Bertitik-tolak dari Dasar Bersama Pakatan Rakyat empat tahun lalu, kepada Buku Jingga, sehinggalah manifesto dinihari, empat perkara penting telah dikenal pasti dalam usaha murni untuk memperbaiki hidup rakyat: Kesejahteraan rakyat, ekonomi rakyat, rakyat bersaudara dan ekonomi rakyat.

Reformasi ekonomi: Kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat membuktikan bahawa gagasan tiga parti ini boleh mentadbir Selangor dan Pulau Pinang dengan penuh ketelusan dan akauntabiliti. Kedua-dua negeri ini menunjukkan hasil pendapatan yang baik bagi tahun 2012, mengikut laporan Ketua Audit Negara, dan pada masa sama membawa perubahan kepada rakyat negeri-negeri tersebut. Antara prinsip utama yang perlu diberi tumpuan kini adalah untuk beralih dari era pemusatan kekayaan kepada segelintir kroni ke pengagihan kekayaan saksama.

Jurang kekayaan antara golongan termiskin dan terkaya merupakan antara masalah utama akan menekan rakyat Malaysia.

Jurang kekayaan disebabkan oleh kekurangan pekerjaan yang berkualiti tinggi dan menjanjikan taraf hidup lebih baik adalah antara punca kadar jenayah yang semakin meningkat.
Menurut laporan Merdeka Center yang terbaru, 64 peratus daripada rakyat Malaysia sering alami kesempitan wang manakala hanya 34 peratus daripada rakyat Malaysia mempunyai lebih dari cukup untuk hidup di negara ini.

Justeru, Pakatan Rakyat bertekad untuk bekerja keras sedaya upaya agar dapat memastikan gaji minimum di Malaysia terlaksana supaya pendapatan boleh guna rakyat mencukupi serta kos sara hidup dikurangkan agar rakyat boleh ada simpanan yang lebib banyak.

Reformasi politik: Kini, politik di Malaysia mula dicemari oleh politik wang, rasuah, retorik perkauman dan juga taktik politik kotor. Dari skandal PKFZ sehinggalah fitnah dan tohmahan yang langsung tidak berasas kepada pemimpin Pakatan Rakyat. Majoriti rakyat sudah serik dengar fitnah-fitnah dibawa oleh media massa mahupun laman sosial yang tidak bertanggungjawab.

Pakatan Rakyat mahu melihat meritokrasi menjadi realiti di mana ahli politik yang berkemampuan dan punyai gravitas akan boleh memerintah untuk kebaikan rakyat Malaysia yang menyeluruh. Kami tidak mahu melihat sesetengah daripada mereka yang hanya mahukan kerusi di dalam Parlimen untuk kuasa kebaikan diri sendiri. Anak muda mahukan ahli politik yang akan memperjuangkan hak mereka, membawa suara mereka ke Parlimen dan dapat meningkatkan lagi taraf kehidupan rakyat menerusi dasar berkebajikan.

Selain itu, anak muda juga mahukan demokrasi mereka terjaga melalui pilihan raya yang lebih telus. Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya hendaklah bekerjasama dengan lebih serius bersama-sama aktivis, NGO, dan juga badan-badan bertanggungjawab yang lain. Sebagai contoh, semasa Pilihan Raya Presiden di Kenya, seramai 23,000 pemerhati lokal dan 2,600 pemerhati antarabangsa  bertugas agar dapat memastikan ketelusan pilihan raya tersebut.

Manifesto Pakatan Rakyat juga menjanjikan, sebuah reformasi politik yang mampu menjadikan demokrasi negara ini sebagai contoh kepada negara-negara yang masih membangun.

Reformasi Sosial: Impian mana-mana rakyat adalah supaya mereka mempunyai kualiti hidup yang lebih baik. Rakyat Malaysia mahukan peluang pekerjaan yang berkualiti, dan juga keamanan masyarakat sejagat.

Untuk merealisasikan impian ini, dua faktor akan jadi penentu.

Baru-baru ini, taraf pendidikan negara telah menurun. Laporan TIMMS yang terbaru menyatakan pencapaian dalam Matematik dan Sains di negara kita adalah di kedudukan lebih teruk berbanding negara-negara membangun yang lain. Justeru, Pakatan Rakyat menjanjikan bantuan tambahan kepada setiap murid setiap tahun dari SAR, SJKC, SJKT, dan sekolah persendirian lain untuk membantu memperbaiki kualiti sedia ada.

Sekolah teknikal dan vokasional juga akan diberi tumpuan agar dapat menambah lagi jumlah dan juga kualiti tenaga kerja sedia ada, Insya-ALLAH dengan ini, kita akan dapat mengurangkan pergantungan kepada tenaga kerja luar negara.

Masa Depan Malaysia: Rakyat yang akan mengundi dalam masa terdekat ini hendaklah menilai, adakah mana-mana manifesto itu mampu ditunaikan?

Walaupun pemerintahan selama lima tahun yang lepas telah berlalu dengan begitu pantas sekali, Pakatan Rakyat telah berjuang untuk merealisasikan harapan rakyat, dengan pelbagai dasar yang membantu rakyat marhaen dan juga pembangunan saksama bagi komuniti-komuniti  lain. Rekod sebeginilah begitu penting dalam detik-detik penentuan bagi rakyat Malaysia. Kita mahukan pilihan raya kali ini menjadi lembaran baru di dalam sejarah negara kita.

Marilah bersama menjadikan manifesto pilihan raya ini sebagai permulaan membawa reformasi ekonomi, politik, pendidikan ke arah membina Malaysia lebih baik. Bayangkan lima tahun mendatang mampu kita capai bersama.

Dipetik dari Sinar Harian:

http://www.sinarharian.com.my/kolumnis/nurul-izzah/manifesto-pencetus-harapan-1.136603

Ucapan YB Nurul Izzah di Konvensyen Pakatan Rakyat Ke-4

Posted: 05 Mar 2013 04:38 AM PST

25hb Februari 2013, Shah Alam Convention Centre

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh dan Salam Perjuangan
Pimpinan PR
Ketua Pembangkang DSAI

Wanita Asas Negara

Berhasilnya Agenda Wanita Malaysia berkat usaha gigih YB Siti Zailah, YB Zuraidah dan YB Chong Eng adalah kerana komitmen Pakatan Rakyat demi
memberdayakan wanita, simbol kasih dan pengorbanan dalam mana-mana institusi kekeluargaan malah masyarakat. Pakatan Rakyat bukan sahaja
meletakkan sasaran 30 peratus bagi penglibatan wanita, tetapi prihatin akan nasib wanita menerusi tawaran caruman wanita malaysia.

Jaringan keselamatan sosial ini menggalakkan suami untuk mencarum khusus untuk setiap suri rumah yg pendapatannya seisi rumah RM1500 ke bawah. Ia membolehkan para isteri untuk mengeluarkan wang caruman segenap umur 50, dan di kala menempuh musibah.

Anak Muda Harapan Rakyat, Membina Malaysia Yang Lebih Baik

Kini, sedang kita menyedari bahawa negara bertuah ini terdiri juga daripada anak-anak muda 30 tahun ke bawah yang merangkumi 56 peratus daripada keseluruhan rakyat jelata, kita akur dengan keperluan membawa mereka di dalam arus pentadbiran serta hala tuju negara.

Orang muda jangan cuba dibeli dengan pemberian bonus-bonus jangka pendek. Orang muda serta suaranya harus diletakkan setaraf bersama dengan badan-badan berkanun dan bertanggungjawab dalam pembinaan bersama negara Malaysia.

Lantas hari ini kita tawarkan Inisiatif Bersama Anak Muda yang merangkumi;

Pertama: Menurunkan Umur Mengundi dari 21 ke 18 tahun, dan Pendaftaran Pengundi Automatik

Golongan belia bukan lagi anak muda yang sekadar diminta berkhidmat di dalam PLKN atau bekerja bagi menyumbang ke arah ekonomi negara; mereka tidak boleh dikecualikan dari mempunyai suara politik yang akan menentukan masa depan negara. Cukuplah dengan era ‘listen, listen, listen’ ; kini bakal digantikan InShaaAllah dengan kerajaan yang mendengar.

Perubahan ini diganding dengan pendaftaran pengundi secara automatik untuk memastikan hak rakyat Malaysia sebagai pengundi di dalam proses demokrasi jangan lagi tercemar menerusi senarai daftar pengundi yang bersih; bukannya penuh dengan golongan  yang didaftar tanpa pengetahuan mereka.

Kedua: Pengukuhan Proses Demokrasi Universiti: Pilihanraya Kampus diurus Pelajar

Institusi Pengajian Tinggi (IPT) punyai peranan penting dalam membangunkan pemimpin-pemimpin belia dan memupuk sifat kewarganegaraan. Golongan muda sepatutnya diberikan hak untuk membuat keputusan yang memberi impak kepada perjalanan hidup di kampus. Oleh itu, pilihanraya kampus hendaklah bebas daripada sebarang bebanan dan pengaruh pihak berkuasa. Mansuhkan saja Jabatan Hal Ehwal Pelajar – biar siswa-siswi menimba
pengalaman hidup di dunia sedari universiti.

Ketiga: Pendidikan percuma dan penghapusan hutang PTPTN

Setiap rakyat Malaysia hendaklah diberikan peluang yang sama termasuk di dalam hak sejagat untuk mendapat Pendidikan Percuma – dari tadika hinggalah ke universiti. Negara sekaya kita seharusnya memastikan dana jangan dibazir menerusi rasuah dan penganugerahan kepada kroni, tetapi dilabur untuk pendidikan – supaya sumber manusia terbaik terhasil.

Keempat: Mengatasi Pengangguran Belia dan Guna Tenaga Tidak Penuh

Dengan kadar hutang negara yang makin mendadak, pengangguran di kalangan belia makin menambah beban mereka -11%. Kadar ini adalah lebih tinggi di Sabah dan Sarawak   hampir mencapai 15%. Yang kronik, kadar pengangguran belia adalah 60% dari jumlah pengangguran sepenuhnya; pengangguran belia adalah 6.6 kali lebih tinggi dari tahap golongan dewasa.

Perubahan serta keperluan industri tidak dikendalikan dengan baik oleh kerajaan BN. Tanyalah ribuan graduan kejururawatan dan penerbangan yang
masih menganggur dinihari! Pada Mei 2012, terdapat 76 200 graduan yang masih menganggur.

Kita perlu reformasi menyeluruh di dalam sistem pendidikan negara dan merancakkan lagi kewujudan dan peranan insititusi latihan teknikal dan vokasional; dalam mencapai hasrat ini, Pakatan Rakyat menjanjikan Skim Perintis Rakyat, penubuhan 5 universiti teknikal, 25 sekolah vokasional serta komited mencari penyelesaian serta-merta bagi muda-mudi berusia 34 tahun ke bawah yang diisytiharkan muflis. Hampir 47 peratus daripada jumlah keseluruhan 4,568 kes baru pada suku tahun 2012 yang direkodkan di Jabatan Insolvensi
Malaysia (MdI) adalah Melayu muda.

Kelima: Merombak semula Program Latihan Khidmat Negara

Demi penghasilan bangsa yang benar-benar bersatu dan jitu, disertai usaha menanam sahsiah dan akhlak yang baik, sudah tiba masanya kita menggantikan program Latihan Khidmat Negara dengan program yang menekankan pembinaan modal insan, disertai audit menyeluruh demi pembentukan program yang menjamin pembentukan sahsiah serta keselamatan fizikal anak-anak kita.

Keenam dan yang terakhir: Penglibatan Anak Muda dalam Proses Membuat Dasar

Kita juga mahukan penyertaan berterusan belia di dalam proses demokrasi. Justeru, sebuah Majlis Penasihat Belia yang dipilih oleh mereka sendiri - yang diberi mandat di tahap persekutuan, negeri, dan kerajaan tempatan.

Manifesto Pakatan Harapan Rakyat mengimpikan lanskap ekonomi, politik serta sosial yang lebih baik utk kehidupan wanita, anak muda serta rakyat yang lebih selesa, dan berkualiti.

Semoga kita diberi kekuatan dan peluang dalam melakar masa depan yang lebih baik untuk semua, demi rakyat – wanita, dan belia , rakyat terbanyak, dalam usaha membina Malaysia yang lebih baik!

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, Salam Perjuangan
Leaders of Pakatan Rakyat,
Opposition Leader, Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim

Women, the backbone of the Country

Agenda Wanita Malaysia (Malaysian Women’s Agenda) is accomplished thanks to the hard work and struggle by the women of Pakatan Rakyat, YB Siti Zailah, YB Zuraida and YB Chong Eng. This is the sign of commitment of Pakatan Rakyat to ensure that women shall be competitive and also as a symbol of love and sacrifice in any family institution and also the society at large. Pakatan Rakyat isn’t only aiming for the 30% participation of women in decision-making. We must also care for the women that face the harsh reality, by offering the Caruman Wanita Nasional (National Contributions Fund for Women).

This policy targets families with household income below RM1500. It will encourage husbands to contribute certain amount of money to their spouse on a monthly basis. The wives or mothers, will be allowed to withdraw her income from the social security scheme when they reach 50 years old, or when they have to face any unexpected calamities.

Youth, The Hope of the People Towards Building a Better Malaysia

We have to accept the reality now, 56% of our nation's population is made up of of youths under the age of 30, and we acknowledge that there is a need to support and train them in preparation towards governance in order to chart the future of this country.

The youths will no longer be bought with short term bonuses. The voice of the young shall be put on equal stage towards nation-building.

Hence today, we would like to offer a Youth Partnership Initiative that will include:

First: Lowering the age of suffrage from 21 to 18 years old and Automatic Voter Registration

The youths are not just a young group that is asked to join the National Service or working towards building a better future for Malaysia. They cannot be exempted from having a voice to represent Malaysia. The era of ‘listen, listen, listen’ is now over, InshaAllah (God Willing) we will be the government that listens.

This reform will also include  automatic voter registration to ensure that the rights of the Rakyat as voters will not be compromised. By implementing this policy, the voter registration will no longer be tainted; it will not be filled with names of the people who were registered without their consent.

Second: Strengthening the Democratic Process in University: Campus Elections organised by Students

Institutes of higher learning have an important role of developing the future leaders and also instilling the spirit of nationhood. The youth should be given rights to make decisions that give  them the best impact in their campus life. Hence, campus elections should be free from any external influence or pressure. Jabatan Hal Ehwal Pelajar (Student Affairs Department) should be abolished. Let the students decide themselves on how they should chart their university life.

Third: Free Education and PTPTN Loans Cancellation

Every Malaysian should be given the same equal universal rights to attain free education — from preschool up to university. Our nation is rich with natural resources, and we have to ensure that a certain percentage of that revenue would go towards investing in education. It must not be wasted through corruption nor should it be given out to cronies through dubious contracts.

With such investment in education, we will be able to have the best human capital in the world.

Fourth: Reducing Youth Unemployment and Underemployment

With the nation’s debt rising almost every year, unemployment among youths has also risen dramatically towards 11%. The situation is even worse in Sabah and Sarawak where it is nearly 15%. The situation is very worrying as 60% of the total unemployment in Malaysia comprises of youth unemployment, 6.6 times much higher than unemployed adults.

The Barisan Nasional government has not mapped out the different demands for specific industries in Malaysia accurately. They have failed thousands of nurses and pilots that are still unemployed today. In Mei 2012, 76,200 graduates weren't able to find any employment.

We need a complete reform of the nation’s education system and accelerate the growth of technical and vocational institutions, in order to fulfil our hopes for this country. Pakatan Rakyat promises the People’s Apprenticeship Scheme, building 5 technical universities, and 25 vocational schools.
We are also committed towards finding the best and speedy solutions for the youths who are 34 years and below, that is declared bankrupt. According to the Malaysia’s Department of Insolvency, Young Malays make up close to 47% of the 4,568 new cases for the first quarter of 2012.

Fifth: Reforming the National Service Program

In order for us to have youths that are united and strong, with a distinctive moral character, we have to reform the modules that is included in the National Service with a program that emphasises on building human capital, accompanied by a comprehensive audit program that guarantees the safety and security of our National Service trainees. The reforms will deliver better quality services and at the same time a more improved character building program.

Sixth: And finally, Getting youths involved in Policy Making

We have to ensure continuous inclusivity of our youths in the democratic process.
Hence, a Youth Advisory Council  that is formed by elected representatives should be given a mandate in federal, state and local government.

The Pakatan Rakyat Manifesto dreams of a social, economic and political landscape that is better for women, youths, and the people – in order for them to have a comfortable and higher quality lifestyle.

We hope that we will be given the strength and opportunity to chart the future that is better, for the rakyat – women, youths, and the rakyat at large – for us to move towards building a better future for Malaysia.


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