Sumber: The Malaysian Outsider
Kumpulan yang menandatangani Deklarasi Rakyat desak pengunduran perdana menteri kini menubuhkan Gerakan Selamatkan Malaysia pimpinan Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. – Gambar fail The Malaysian Insider, 10 Mac, 2016.
Kumpulan yang menandatangani Deklarasi Rakyat pada Jumaat lalu mendesak Datuk Seri Najib Razak berundur mencapai kata sepakat malam tadi untuk menubuhkan satu badan yang dinamakan Gerakan Selamatkan Malaysia pimpinan Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Salah seorang sumber yang menghadiri mesyuarat itu berkata, pergerakan itu kini menyasarkan sejuta orang untuk menandatangani akuan menuntut peletakan jawatan Najib.
Sumber yang menghadiri mesyuarat malam tadi memberitahu The Malaysian Insider, pergerakan itu juga akan membuka pejabat di peringkat negeri. Read more
Source: FMT News
Political scientist Andrew Aeria says Najib’s supporters might want to rethink their positions due to the broad-based movement against the Prime Minister
Citizen’s Declaration, 4 March 2016 – Pic taken from The Star Online
PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Najib Razak should be worried that his political opponents have now banded together to sign the Citizens’ Declaration, say political observers.
Political scientist Dr Andrew Aeria said the signing of the declaration by 58 politicians from across the political divide and leaders of civil society groups was a very significant statement against Najib.
“People across the political spectrum and former foes have come together and put aside their differences and former conflicts because they realise the threat facing the country is extremely serious,” said the Associate Professor at Universiti Sarawak Malaysia’s Department of Politics and International Relations.
“Najib should be worried because the international community has been watching the situation for a very long time.
“They can now see that his political rivals and civil society leaders have come together to remove him at a time when the economy is diving and people are suffering.”
He also said Najib’s supporters and backers might now want to rethink their positions in view of the broad-based movement against him. Read more
Source: FMT News
The head of the NGO for clean, free and fair elections signed the Declaration in her personal capacity.
Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah — Picture by Saw Siow Feng
KUALA LUMPUR: Bersih 2.0, the NGO for clean, free and fair elections, has reiterated the need for free and fair elections as well as institutional reforms.
“It’s presently the most important agenda and cannot be compromised,” said Bersih 2.0 Steering Committee Chairman Maria Chin Abdullah in a statement.
“Beyond the Declaration, initiated by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, there must be strong political will and efforts to implement reforms in the interest of all Malaysians.”
Before signing the Declaration, disclosed Chin, she consulted with the Bersih 2.0 Steering Committee and received their support to sign the Declaration in her personal capacity. “This does not equate to a representation of Bersih 2.0 or the endorsing NGOs.”
“We believe that more time was needed to consult and discuss with our NGO peers and partners. The invitation to sign the Declaration was received three days ago.”
Chin, nevertheless, hastened to add that she was glad to be part of Mahathir’s Declaration that was presented on Friday.
“Again, this was done in my personal capacity as an activist and concerned citizen of Malaysia because the invitation was on the basis of individuals.” Read more
Source: The Star Online
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (right) speaks during an event to announce a citizens’ movement against the government, in Kuala Lumpur on March 4, 2016. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng, pic taken from MMO
PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the opposition have signed a declaration calling for the repeal of all recent laws and agreements that violate fundamental rights as guaranteed under the Federal Constitution.
“We support a restoration of the integrity of the institutions that have been undermined such as the police, the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission, Bank Negara and the Public Accounts Committee,” said the 50 signatories of the declaration, which includes Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.
The 50 are also calling for the removal of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak through non-violent and legally permissible means.
“We are seeking the removal of all who have aided and abetted his wrongdoings,” said the signatories of the declaration.
Speaking at a press conference on Friday, former prime minister Dr Mahathir said those who signed the declaration have shown “commitment”.
“These people have shown commitment. And this is in the form of a declaration seeking the removal of Najib and the necessity to implement reforms once he’s no longer prime minister,” said Dr Mahathir. Read more