Media release from Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan (PPM-005-14-22052017)
On 6 May 2018. 35/2018.
COMMUNIQUE OF THE FORUM ASPIRASI RAKYAT FROM PARTICIPATION NGO/GROUPS AT MIECC, ON 6 MAY 2018
The Forum Aspirasi Rakyat held at the MIECC Seri Kembangan on Sunday 6 May 2018 was successfully carried out. Fourteen NGOs/groups and hundreds of patriotic Malaysians participated. Each group contributed its aspiration for own group and also aspiration from the coalition that forms the next government. Patriot, as the organizing NGO for the forum, will compile and summarise the aspirations from all the participating NGO/groups, and will it be presented to next government.
Bellow is the Communique:
We, the members of all NGOs and groups participating at the Forum Aspirasi Rakyat held at MIECC, Sri Kembangan, Selangor on 6 May 2018, resolved as follows:
Today marked a very important milestone for the get together of several prominent NGOs, groups, and patriotic Malaysians, in solidarity expressed the wish to see a harmonious, prosperous, and progressive Malaysia.
As patriotic Malaysians we have decided to dedicate ourselves to help realise a better society, a better nation, and a strong desire to help make Malaysia great again.
We wish to see:
1. The return to RUKUNEGARA as guiding principles in governance, administration, and daily interaction among all people in our country.
2. The use of racial sentiment to provoke, instigate hatred, suspicion and distrust, must be stopped.
3. Religious extremism must be curbed. Religion should be a basis to promote understanding, compassion, care, and love, and not as a tool for division and hatred.
4. The mass media, print, on-line and broadcast, must be allowed freedom, and their operation must not be curtailed or muzzled.
5. There must be checks and balance among the institutions of government to ensure transparency and accountability in governing the country and prevent abuse of power especially by ministers. Towards this end, parliament, the judiciary and the civil service must play their role to check on the excesses of government policies, especially those affecting our constitutional rights and liberties.
6. Malaysians want their elections to be free and fair and the Elections Commission to be truly independent of any political influence. Towards this end, the government should introduce the reforms on political financing aimed at removing the influence of money politics, cronyism and corruption in our political culture.
7. Academics and institutions of higher learning must be given freedom to express progressive thinking. The culture of constructive criticism, scientific thinking, and research, are to be encouraged.
8. Every Malaysian, irrespective of race, religion or social standing, must be made to feel important and needed. It is for a better tomorrow where every son and daughter of this beloved country of ours can proudly call Malaysia, my home.