Malaysians Should Register As Voters To Protect The Democratic Gains Of The March 8 Political Tsunami And Save Malaysia From Corruption, Abuse Of Powers And Those Wanting To Steal Our Children’s Future.(e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng On The 9th Anniversary Of The Political Tsunami Of The 12th General Election In Kuala Lumpur On 8.3.2017.

On the 9th anniversary of the political tsunami of the 12th general election, Malaysians should register as voters to protect the democratic gains of the March 8 political tsunami and save Malaysia from corruption, abuse of powers and those wanting to steal our children’s future. Malaysians have seen a burst of hope following the political tsunami which saw BN losing its 2/3 parliamentary majority for the first time in history as well as 5 states to the opposition. However, BN’s destructive policies continue to threaten us, causing hardship to ordinary Malaysians that require a concerted national mobilisation to save our country.

Malaysians, especially youths, have only 2 weeks left to do so if we want to vote in the coming 14th general election. Malaysians need to vote to save our country from economic ruin caused by mammoth corruption such as the RM52 billion 1MDB financial scandal, RM4.2 billon donation scandal, RM4.3 billion FELDA-FGV scandal. This has led to the depreciation of the ringgit to its lowest point and the implementation of the much despised GST, that has failed to prevent inflation.

Malaysians must protect our fundamental rights under the Federal Constitution relating to basic human rights and religious freedom, respect the dignity and land rights of natives or orang Asli rights and also the right of Sabah and Sarawak to enjoy autonomy in healthcare, education and return 50% of all taxes collected in Sabah and Sarawak as well as pay 20% of oil royalty revenues.

Apart from the economy, we need to protect the environment and our forests from being destroyed by rampant logging, especially with more than 100,000 hectares of forest cleared in Kelantan. BN must be stopped from building two nuclear reactors following Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Nancy Shukri announcing that Malaysia is ready for nuclear power, as the final report of the Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) Mission Phase 1 will be tabled to the Cabinet next week. Malaysia can not go nuclear at the risk of the safety and health of Malaysians.

Malaysians need to build up our human talent by giving the rights training, skills and education, especially in science and technology. It is distressing that Malaysia has scored poorly in science and maths, even losing out to Thailand and Vietnam. To ensure that our next generation can still compete globally, there must be a full revamp of our national education system to ensure that the pursuit of excellence is not compromised.

Finally, we must protect our institutions of Parliament and the judiciary under the Federal Constitution. The future of a successful country depends on the strength and health of our institutions. Unfortunately democracy and freedom is known only in its violation rather than for respecting such inalienable rights.

Only when our youths and women register and exercise their rights in the coming 14th general election, can we save Malaysia from those who are corrupt, abuse their powers, extremists and racists to return our country back to the people.

—-Mandarin Version —

民主行动党秘书长兼峇眼区国会议员林冠英于2017年3月8日在吉隆坡针对第12届大选政治海啸九周年纪念发表声明:

马来西亚人民应该登记成为选民,以维护308政治海啸的民主胜利,将马来西亚从贪污、滥权及想要窃取我们孩子未来的人手中拯救出来。

今天是第12届大选政治海啸九周年纪念日,马来西亚人民应该登记成为选民,以维护308政治海啸的民主胜利,将马来西亚从贪污、滥权及想要窃取我们孩子未来的人手中拯救出来。在上述政治海啸中,马来西亚人民终于看到希望的曙光,国阵历史上第一次失去国会三分之二的议席,也是历史上第一次失去五个州属、让反对党执政。但是,国阵的毁灭性政策继续恐吓我们、导致普通马来西亚人民困苦不堪,这需要动员全国人民联合起来拯救这个国家。

马来西亚人民,特别是青年,如果想在第14届大选投下神圣的一票,就只剩最后两个星期的机会。国人需要通过投票来拯救我们的国家,不然它继续被巨额丑闻困扰如:520亿令吉的一马金融丑闻、42亿捐款丑闻、43亿联邦土地发展局全球创投(FGV)丑闻。这些丑闻已经导致令吉贬值到最低点,加上令人讨厌的消费税,通货膨胀已经避不可免。

马来西亚人必须维护联邦宪法赋予我们的在关于人权和宗教自由的基本权利,尊重原住民的尊严及土地所有权,还有砂、沙两州人民享有医疗、教育的自由权,以及两州应该享有总税收的50%、石油税收的20%。

除了经济,我们应该保护我们的环境、不让猖獗的砍伐活动破坏我们的森林、 特别是吉兰丹州超过10万公顷的森林被砍伐。我们必须停止国阵兴建两座核能发电厂,最近首相署部长拿督南西宣布,马来西亚已经准备好兴建核电厂,核电整合基础建设检视第一阶段报造已经完成,他们将在下个星期提呈给内阁。马来西亚不能冒险兴建核电厂,这将威胁马来西亚人民的安全及健康。

马来西亚人民必须培育人才,提供学子正确的培训、技能及教育,特别是在科技工艺方面。当我们发现马来西亚的科学与数学分数退步、甚至输给泰国和越南,我们感到很苦恼。为了让我们的下一代拥有全球竞争能力,我们必须全面改革国家教育制度,以确保我们追求卓越的潜能不被牺牲。

最后,我们必须捍卫联邦宪法赋予的国会立法权及司法权。我国未来的成功关键在于我国立法、司法机构是否健全。不幸地是,我们不断地目睹民主和自由遭侵蚀,而不是被尊重。

唯有当我们的青年和妇女全部挺身全出、登记为选民,在第14届大选行使投票权,我们才可以将马来西亚从贪污滥权、极端及种族主义手中拯救出来,还政予民。

林冠英

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