How should we judge a government?

In Malaysia, if you don't watch television or read newspapers, you are uninformed; but if you do, you are misinformed!

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." - Malcolm X

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience - Mark Twain

Why we should be against censorship in a court of law: Publicity is the very soul of justice … it keeps the judge himself, while trying, under trial. - Jeremy Bentham

"Our government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no
responsibility at the other. " - Ronald Reagan

Government fed by the people

Government fed by the people

Career options

Career options
I suggest government... because nobody has ever been caught.

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?
Corruption is so prevalent it affects English language?

When there's too much dirt...

When there's too much dirt...
We need better tools... to cover up mega corruptions.

Prevent bullying now!

Prevent bullying now!
If you're not going to speak up, how is the world supposed to know you exist? “Orang boleh pandai setinggi langit, tapi selama ia tidak menulis, ia akan hilang di dalam masyarakat dan dari sejarah.” - Ananta Prameodya Toer (Your intellect may soar to the sky but if you do not write, you will be lost from society and to history.)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Nurul Izzah Anwar: KEADILAN's Five Rising Stars: A Commitment Towards Reform and Change by 2021

In 2015, the United Kingdom elected its youngest Member of Parliament since the 17th century, 21-year old Mhairi Black. Her maiden speech in the UK Parliament garnered the attention of more than 10 million people worldwide and the praise of many fellow Members of Parliament. 
Back in Malaysia, Barisan Nasional has always criticised the young opposition candidates, citing inexperience, forgetting that the youth is the future leaders of our country. At KEADILAN, we believe that it is imperative to support the youth in their endeavours to strengthen their voice for Malaysians. In the face of the 11th Sarawak elections on 7 May, KEADILAN is fielding numerous young, promising candidates.
Abdul Raafidin Majadi, a 32-year old of Melanau descent is representing the party at N55 DUN Nangka. Formerly a Government Legal Officer at the High Court of Miri and the High Court of Kuching, Abdul Raafidin is now a full-fledged civil lawyer and Syariah practitioner in Islamic law. Abdul Raafidin calls for the people of Sarawak to vote with integrity and to choose wisely for a competent leader.
Athina Klaywa Sim makes Malaysian history as she becomes the first Bidayuh woman to run for state elections in Sarawak. Running for N18 DUN Serembu, the 27-year old lawyer at Baru Bian Advocates And Solicitors criticises BN for its disappointing track record of not having fielded a single Bidayuh lady for state elections. She concedes to being a young face in Malaysian politics, but cautions that “a novice but sincere politician, is far better than an experienced but dishonest one.”
At N20 DUN Tarat, 34-year old Musa Anak Ngog has stepped up as KEADILAN’s candidate. Although bearing a full-time job as an IT Engineer, Musa has remained an ardent supporter of the party’s efforts as the KEADILAN Coordinator at Tarat. Musa is especially concerned towards the marginalised indigenous people of East Malaysia, publishing a book titled “The Lost Aborigine in His Own Country Home" to narrate the neglected history of the Dayak-Bidayuh. For Tarat, he aspires to reform education to put an end to illiteracy and poverty.
As AMK Malaysia’s Environmental Bureau Chief, Jamilah Baharuddin has always been a budding youth leader at KEADILAN. In three days time, she will be running for the Sarawak state assembly at N25 Simunjan. Currently 30-years old, she is a lawyer for Baru Bian Advocates and Solicitors. 
Mohamed Salleh Shawkatali, 35 years old, will be standing as the KEADILAN candidate for N8 DUN Satok. He is an entrepreneur passionate about matters pertaining the youth. Currently, he is the Chairman of local NGO, the Association of Sarawak Youths. Salleh has unveiled a five-point manifesto outlining his plans for Satok, inclusive of many entrepreneurship programmes to boost the local economy and free tuition programmes to improve education quality. 
Just as how young Mhairi Black has drawn the attention of the UK Parliament to the concerns of the Scottish, I believe these young leaders of KEADILAN will play a pivotal role in surfacing the concerns of the Sarawakian population, in a bid to better their lives.
On 7 May, these rising stars in Sarawak's political landscape will make their first bid for public office. Each of them continues to fight the good fight and campaign tireless, against forces that possess Goliathan resources. But what these young politicians have is a deep passion and commitment to the future of Sarawak. It is young Sarawakians like these five who hold the key not only to the future of PKR Sarawak but also to the fate of Sarawak in the next great battle of 2021.
Help them realise their dream and aspiration for Sarawak by donating through Hong Leong Bank, PARTI KEADILAN RAKYAT - JPRP,  account number: 22500010828.
On 7 May, I urge all my Sarawakian brothers and sisters to vote for these candidates not only for a stronger opposition in the state assembly but also for a stronger future for Sarawak! 
Ngap Sayot! Demi Sarawak!
Nurul Izzah Anwar
KEADILAN Election Director
KEADILAN Vice President

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