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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Samad Said: Hound the PM wherever he goes

Sulaiman Kamal | 8:10 PM | | | | | Best Blogger Tips

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National laureate A Samad Said has called on Malaysian youths to keep hounding prime minister Najib Razak to push forward Bersih's eight demands of electoral reforms.

Reacting to the arrest of ten people who tried to hand over a memorandum to Najib at the KL Sentral station yesterday, Pak Samad 
also urged Najib not to fear engaging with the people, syaing he would otherwise risk another wave of protests.
“If our state of democracy still remains the same, I suggest that wherever Najib goes, a group of youth approach him and give him the memo (on Bersih's electoral reforms),” Pak Samad told Harakahdaily in an interview.

Pak Samad said he had been following the plight of the 10 people arrested up to their release.

He said by choosing not to accept the memorandum, Najib had failed to uphold his own 1Malaysia slogan of "People First".

"Here is the voice of a group of educated and spirit youngsters, who want to help the country. I don’t understand ... a prime minister who talks about '1Malaysia, People First' ... it is not at all being practised," Pak Samad stressed.

Pak Samad, who had been at the forefront of the massive Bersih rally on July 9, said he was proud of the 'youth uprising' both in the country and abroad.

Among Bersih 2.0's eight demands are for a total reform of the controversial postal votes, the use of indelible ink and a minimum campaign period of 21 days. It also wants an open-minded mainstream and broadcast media, reform of public institutions including the police and Attorney General's Chambers, eradication of corruption and vote buying practices, and a stop to "gutter politics".


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