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This web site is my attempt to contribute towards making Malaysia a better place. This site consists of:
• My blog
• Longer articles, some of which have been published in Malaysiakini. The series is titled Analyse | Think | Act to remind ourselves that we should not act without prior analysis and thought, nor analyse and think but do not act. I admit action is often difficult, often not possible.
• Citizen’s manifesto for GE14. Malaysian politics is personality driven (politician A is better than B) rather than policy driven (policy C is better than policy D). This part of the site attempts to change this by encouraging and helping the rakyat to think about, find information on, discuss, choose, and propose their own ideas for inclusion in the political manifestoes for GE14.
• Polls and discussion forums. Malaysian political leaders and even civil society leaders are not known for consulting the general public or their own party members. This interactive part of the site gives everybody the opportunity to make their opinions known and take part in public discussions.
This site is not against any political party nor against any politician. It is against corruption, misuse of power, oppressive and repressive laws, injustice, exploitation of race and religion for political advantage, taking advantage of the ignorance and trust of people for personal gain. This site will therefore speak out and campaign against such wrongdoings whether committed by government or opposition parties and politicians.
This site is for democracy, rule of law, freedom of thought and speech, narrowing the gap between rich and poor, mutual respect and harmony between those of different races and religious beliefs, political arguments which are passionate but at the same time polite and free from insult..
Hopefully this site can become the meeting place of all those who hold such values, no matter whether they belong to UMNO, BN, PAS, PKR, DAP, Amanah, NGOs or are unattached, so that together we can strengthen and promote such values within our parties, organisations, and friends.
Dr Ronnie Ooi