Institutional Reform

Manifesto items have been compiled from articles and statements on the internet and Aliran sources. The following sources are referred to by the following initials and you can reach them by clicking on the following hyperlinks:
PP: People’s Plan, part of The People’s Declaration updated 2008 for GE12 in Haris Ibrahim’s blog.
CR: Agenda for Concrete Reforms, drawn up by civil society leaders for GE13 as reported by Dr Kua Kia Soong in Malaysiakini.
BJ: Buku Jingga, Pakatan Rakyat’s manifesto for GE13.
B5: Bersih 5 Demands

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RefManifesto ItemSourceImplementClassificationVote
General
C1Provide information and educate a wider audience of the importance of independent national institutions with integrity, co-operating with NGOs and civil society. BJLong termAspirational
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C2Free the nation's institutions from political interferenceBJ, B5See below
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C3Restoring the Integrity of our national institutions by transferring Prime Minister’s power to appoint senior officers to an independent, non-political Commission (click link for more information)Ronnie Ooi, B5, Eminent judge & lawyerI yearSpecific
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Judiaciary
C4Establishing a law reform commission to restore the independence of the judiciaryCR, PP, B5I yearMore work required
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C520% of appointed judges must be from the ranks of practicing lawyers and not overwhelmingly from the ranks of government legal officers as at present.Ronnie OoiI yearSpecific
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C6Powers to prosecute transferred from AG to independent Director of Public ProsecutionsRonnie Ooi, B5I yearSpecific
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C7Powers of AG to prosecute, “exercisable at his discretion" to be repealedRonnie Ooi, B5I yearSpecific
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Police
C8Implementing the Independent Police Complaints Committee (IPCMC) and other recommendations of the Royal Police Commission to ensure transparency and accountability by the police and other enforcement agencies such as the MACCCR, PP, B5I yearMore work required
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Corruption
C9Establishment of a truly independent Anti-Corruption Commission answerable to parliament with the power to recommend prosecutions for all offences of corrupt practiceCR, BJ, B5I yearMore work required
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C10All privatized projects to be openly tenderedCR, BJI yearspecific
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Freedom of Information
C11Enact a Freedom of Information (FoI) Act at federal and state levels which is reflective of the peoples’ right to know, with the public interest as the overriding principle;CR, PP, BJ, B5
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C12Take appropriate action to prevent monopoly of ownership and control of the press and broadcasting stations by political parties or corporate bodies;CR
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C13Transform the national broadcasting authority into one that is independent and non-partisan, answerable to Parliament and not to the Information Ministry.CR
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Free and fair Elections
C14Fair representation in delineation of parliamentary constituencies, viz. discrepancy in the number of voters in different constituencies should not exceed 15 percent as existed at the time of IndependenceCR, PP, B5
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C15Automatic voting eligibility from the age of 18 using identity cardCR, PP, B51 yearSpecific
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C16Cleaning up the electoral rolls and ensure that migrants have not been illegally enfranchisedCR, PPMid termMore work required
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C17Minimum of 21 days for electoral campaigningCR, B51 yearSpecific
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C18Fair access to the media for all partiesCR, PP, B5Mid termMore work required
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C19Curbing corruption and vote buying by compulsory auditing of all election expenses, campaign financingCR, B5Mid termMore work required
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C20Full disclosure of sources of financing and expenditure, and setting a limit on campaign expenditureCR, B5Mid termMore work required
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C21Ending dirty politics and unethical practices such as religious or communal appeal, false statements, defamatory or personal attacks, wilful distortions, unproven allegations, racist, racial or other forms of intolerant statements against women, minorities and marginalized groupsCRMid termMore work required
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C22Inviting international election observers as a norm in general elections for greater credibilityCR1 yearSpecific
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C23EC should be put under the purview of Parliament. Currently it comes under the Prime Minister's Department.Maria Chin, B51 yearSpecific
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C24Establish a parliamentary select committee to receive the periodic EC reports. This is to ensure EC is responsible to Parliament.Maria Chin, B51 yearSpecific
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C25Establish a bipartisan EC selection committee to appoint EC members. This is to ensure the EC is free from the influence of any political party.Maria Chin, B51 yearSpecific
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C26caretaker government to prevent abuse of power during elections
B5ImpracticalNot implemented in any country
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