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My wish list for the new Pakatan Harapan government (Part 1)

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Tota has drawn up a wish list for the new Malaysia that has been ushered in.

With Pakatan Harapan’s victory in the general election, a new dawn is breaking for Malaysia bringing with it new hope for a new Malaysia.

Below is my wish list for the Pakatan Harapan government:

  • Ensure Malaysia remains a secular democracy.
  • Ensure that the Constitution is the supreme law of the land with the rule of law as its bedrock.
  • Ensure that everyone is equal under the law and build a new Bangsa Malaysia where race, religion and colour are not part of the equation.
  • Restore local council elections and ensure a participatory democracy.
  • Ensure fairer redrawing of constituency boundaries and a fairer weighting for urban-rural constituencies in terms of voters.
  • Build Malaysia into a genuine meritocracy while ensuring all government support or policies are needs-based to reach all sections of the population.
  • Establish a commission to ensure religious harmony.
  • Enact a race relations act to ensure good inter-ethnic relations.
  • Restore the independence of all institutions – the civil service, police, judiciary, Electoral Commission, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Registrar of Societies, National Audit Department – that provide checks and balances and ensure good governance.
  • Bring about decentralisation of the government by awarding the states their due rights.
  • Appoint an Ombudsman to oversee good governance.
  • Ensure all elected representatives declare their income and assets in a public register.
  • Come down hard on corrupt politicians and civil servants.

Tota, short for Theatre Of The Absurd, is the pseudonym of a regular contributor to our Thinking Allowed section.

The views expressed in Aliran's media statements and the NGO statements we have endorsed reflect Aliran's official stand. Views and opinions expressed in other pieces published here do not necessarily reflect Aliran's official position.

AGENDA RAKYAT - Lima perkara utama
  1. Tegakkan maruah serta kualiti kehidupan rakyat
  2. Galakkan pembangunan saksama, lestari serta tangani krisis alam sekitar
  3. Raikan kerencaman dan keterangkuman
  4. Selamatkan demokrasi dan angkatkan keluhuran undang-undang
  5. Lawan rasuah dan kronisme
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