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Reclaiming power from political parties


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A group of NGOs are pushing for a Gerak independent movement, which involves fielding independent candidates to disrupt traditional party politics. BFM speaks to Siti Kasim, founder of Maju Foundation, and Amri Ahmad, council member of the foundation, to find out more.

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Presented by Lee Chwi Lynn and Hezril Asyraaf

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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loyal malaysian
loyal malaysian
18 Oct 2020 8.58am


I am not sure how long the campaign has been running but from the amount collected it looks like it has not caught the attention of the rakyat.
I have donated what is within my means and I can only hope the organizers will succeed in their efforts.

I heard the explanantions but I am not convinced. The question that comes to mind is whether the Gerak Independents will eat into the eats won by the opposition?
Yes, I accept this may sound like the naysayers – no doubt, the principle involved is good, but it looks like Gerak Independents will be contesting in seats held by opposition parties to have a chance of winning.

Hakimi Abdul Jabar
17 Oct 2020 12.34pm

These are questions I’ll ask Matthias Chang, Dr. Kua Kia Soong of Suaram, Sarajun Hoda of Aliran and Dr. Syed Husin Ali, the renowned sociologist.

What is the federal government’s and that of any party intending to form the federal government, policy target and goal of inflation for the next 2 years?

Will the federal government’s and that of any party intending to form the federal government, conduct Quantitative and Qualitative Easing with Yield Curve Control to achieve that target of inflation?

If so, what are the measures in light of the Covid-19 economic impact?

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