We, the NGOs of varied sectors of Malaysian civil society wish to present these concrete demands to the political parties and independent candidates contending in the 13th general election for their endorsement. We believe that these demands are reflective of the aspirations of the various sections of the Malaysian peoples and are based on the current state of the Malaysian political, economic, social and cultural society. We also believe that if Malaysia is to have a sustainable and bright future, these demands represent a new agenda for change and the substance of reform. This reform is long overdue and it is the basis for a fair, just, equal and democratic country that respects human rights and the recipe for true reconciliation.
The demands are concrete so that political parties and candidates will have to stand by their endorsements if they have been elected. The candidates who support these demands will gain our full support in the forthcoming elections. We will be monitoring the political parties and candidates to ensure that they stand by their commitment to these demands after the elections.
KLSCAH & SUARAM would like to cordially invite members of the public, press and representatives from civil organisations to the launch:
Date: 6 March 2013 (Wednesday)Time: 11.00 AMVenue: Kuala Lumpur Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH), Jalan Maharajalela, KL