A Petition To Make Our Voice Known

How much can one signature help? How much is one vote worth? Is there a place for for petitions? Would it make a difference? Read what Haris Ibrahim has to say below and then decide your next course of action as Malaysians.  The Petition is here

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Moderator’s note : If you need further persuasion as to why you should support this petition and every other effort within our means to start reforming our judiciary and our other institutions of governance, please read Raja Petra’s latest posting HERE.

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Your petition to His Majesty the Yang DiPertuan Agong to register our concerns on the judicial appointments and to appeal for His Majesty’s intervention has been launched.

In October, 2007 5,036 anak-anak Bangsa Malaysia petitioned His Majesty, appealing that Fairuz’s term as Chief Justice not be extended, as was then sought by the Prime Minister. My sources tell me that His Majesty did take note of the concerns voiced by those 5,036 individuals.

That petition was launched before the BERSIH and HINDRAF rally took place; before Makkal Sakhti took hold of the imagination of the rakyat.

Given the heightened spirit of “people power” amongst the rakyat, it would be good if this petition could garner a significant increase in the number in support compared to the previous.

According to news reports, the position of Chief Justice falls vacant on 18th October, 2008.

I would like to get the petition to His Majesty by the 15th of September.

That gives us over a month to get a decent number of signatures.

As was done with the earlier petition, what you will see here is not the final document which will be forwarded to His Majesty, in that the requisite court language has not as yet been weaved into the document. That will be done later, without any change to the substance of the petition.

Also, those signing the petition will also have to avail their identity card numbers. Please note that pseudonyms and names without ic numbers will be deleted.

People, this petition is yours. Its success or otherwise, is in your hands.

You can access the petition HERE.

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