The People’s Democratisation Programme to be Intensified


SHAH ALAM, 18 Oct: The People’s Democratisation Programme to improve the new electoral roll for elections will be intensified throughout Selangor although the 13th General Election (GE-13) had just taken place on 5 May.

The Selangor PKR Secretary, Amirudin Shari said that the Pakatan Rakyat leadership plans to be more aggressive in approaching voters by providing explanation to the people at the grassroots level.

He said, the step is being taken in order to ensure that the people receive the right information on current political issues from being distorted by racial groups such as Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa (PERKASA), a non-governmental Malay supremacy organization, in determining the country’s political agenda.

“This programme will provide clarification on the State Government’s effort to improve the lives of Malays, especially in northern regions of Selangor which was not won by Pakatan Rakyat,” he said when contacted by TVSelangor.

Amirul who is also the Assemblyman for Batu Caves said that Pakatan Rakyat leaders will be meeting in the near future to draft a formula and work together to enhance the people’s awareness so that they register to vote, the younger generation in particular.

“Pakatan Rakyat is not only targeting registration but follow-up programmes and meeting with the people in addition to explaining about existing state policies.

“The electoral roll programme is important and will be enhanced and continued with added value with voter outreach programmes,” he said.

Amirudin said, similar programmes have been conducted prior to the GE-13 which gained positive results through an increase in the electoral roll, with about 300,000 new voters.

He said political awareness programmes among the younger generation will also be emphasised to bring Pakatan Rakyat closer to the group because they are the factor which will shape the country’s political scenario in the future.

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