Event: Launch of People's Declaration
Venue: Blog House
Time: just over, without incident.
Wee Choo Keong, Chegubard, Nurul Izzah, Ronnie Liu, Dr Siti Maria were among candidates at hand during the launch of the People's Declaration (Piagam Rakyat) by a group of concerned citizens who have been called, or who have called themselves Barisan Rakyat (BaRak).
DAP, Pas, PKR, and MDP sent reps to formally endorse the Declaration. Pasok, a BN component party in Sarawak, called RPK to re-affirm that they are IN.
Several reps from the ruling coalition were also there.
The Barisan Nasional, however, has not endorsed the document.
Lawyer Haris Ibrahim said the document is a gift from the rakyat to the candidates who wish to endorse it.
The Piagam Rakyat, in a nutshell, calls for efforts to create a Malaysia for all Malaysians, to kill corruption, eradicate poverty, bring back genuine democracy, free Press, and an independent judiciary.
At the heart of the Declaration is a wish to do away with race-based political parties, education system, and economic opportunities. .
"For too long, this country's civil society movement has been detached from the political process.
"Today, the Rakyat is the boss!"