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INVOKE: PACA Training in a Booklet

Good morning. I had a very busy day yesterday and as such didn’t have time to put up a posting.

So here is a quick recap; yesterday I joined several MPs and colleagues at INVOKE Malaysia to launch the PACA (Polling Agent, Counting Agent) manual booklet prepared by YB Rafizi Ramli and his INVOKE team.

PACA is basically the MOST important line of defence against cheating at elections. At the most basic level, we need to place enough counting agents to monitor each and every ballot box during the vote count process of the general election.

It is not enough to attend Bersih rallies for one day and then hope that the government will change its electoral process. We actually have to do real work of organising, training and mobilising some 100,000 PACAs in order to have a fair shot to win GE14.

The math is simple, we need an average of 350 PACA officers per Parliamentary seat. If we want to win 112 Parliament seats (for a simple majority in Parliament) we need (112 seats x 350 PACA) 39,200 PACA officers to monitor each and every ballot box.

Because we need to allow PACA officers breaks during election day, we need to roughly double the amount of trained PACA officers to 80,000. After factoring a 20% no show on election day (it happens!), we need to organise, train and mobilise 100,000 PACA.

It is a Herculean task and INVOKE Malaysia is focusing our very limited resources to defend against ballot box cheating for 30 to 50 marginal seats. At the moment, we already have 10,000 registered volunteers which we hope to convert into fully trained PACA officers in the coming months.

In view of the above and moving beyond the street protest mentality, INVOKE has embarked on training and mobilising of PACA some 2 months ago. Working together with a dedicated group of experienced volunteers of past elections (these are the real unsung heroes), INVOKE has started PACA training events around Malaysia. During this Ramadhan period, Rafizi and team have been criss crossing PACA events from Kedah to Johor.

Yesterday’s launch of “Buku Panduan PACA” represents a new milestone of our overall PACA efforts. The book is available in Malay at the moment (an English version will be out soon) for RM20 and can be bought here.

 Please continue to donate and volunteer time to support INVOKE Malaysia; ultimately we can only change Malaysia with your support, action and sweat.

Press Statement: Pakatan Harapan Needs to Focus on the Politics of Policies

Good afternoon! Earlier today, Wong Chen released a press statement emphasising the importance for Pakatan Harapan to focus on national policies. Below is the statement in both English and Bahasa Malaysia.

PAKATAN HARAPAN NEEDS TO FOCUS ON THE POLITICS OF POLICIES

Press Statement | 07 Jun 2017

Malaysians are suffering economically because the functional democracy practiced by Barisan Nasional, is devoid of proper checks and balances. For decades, our democracy and once vibrant economy have been eroded by unchecked abuses of power. Mega scandals such as the BMF Carrian and the recent 1MDB, have entrenched a culture of impunity and made us all poorer. In short, the system of governance has failed and is in need of major reforms.

As the 14th General Election draws closer, I call upon all Pakatan Harapan leaders to minimise the focus on the politics of personalities and instead redouble efforts on the politics of policies. Pakatan Harapan must continue to improve and make good policies in Selangor and Penang. Malaysian voters are not merely seeking to replace the Prime Minister or the cabinet, but are in fact desperate for policy solutions that can deliver social justice and economic prosperity to all.

In this regard, I applaud the efforts of YB Rafizi Ramli and the INVOKE Centre for Policy Initiatives (I-CPI) in driving politicians to adopt and disclose their policy positions. YB Rafizi’s recently launched book “Panduan Bina Semula Negara” provides an easy to read policy document. In support of his efforts, my office too published a set of policy proposals in May 2017 titled Policies for Politics: Fixing Malaysia’s Broken System. The paper discusses a plethora of political policy reforms including but not limited to, party finance reform, free press, asset declaration, two terms limit for the Prime Minister post, appointment of senior judges by Parliamentary hearing and the independence of the MACC.

You can access the entire document via the following link: http://www.wongchen.com/…/Policies-for-Politics-Fixing-Mala….

Other policy papers are available here: http://www.wongchen.com/reports/

There are also currently 28 episodes of public policy videos available here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX-9cDZn3gm8EuSrggMOzVA

PAKATAN HARAPAN PERLU FOKUS PADA POLITIK BERTERASKAN POLISI KEBANGSAAN

Kenyataan Media | 07 Jun 2017

Rakyat Malaysia pada hari ini dianiaya dan menderita daripada sudut ekonomi gara-gara amalan demokrasi diamalkan Barisan Nasional yang menafikan sistem semak dan imbang. Untuk berpuluh-puluh tahun, sistem demokrasi dan ekonomi negara telah tercemar dengan penyalahgunaan kuasa yang melampau.

Beberapa skandal besar seperti BMF Carrian dan terbaru 1MDB telah membawa satu budaya yang buruk dan menjadikan rakyat sebagai mangsa penderitaan dan kemiskinan. Secara ringkas, sistem tatakelola negara telah gagal dan wujudnya keperluan reformasi berskala besar.

Memandangkan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-14 (PRU14) semakin hampir, saya menyeru kepada semua rakan dan pimpinan Pakatan Harapan untuk meminimumkan fokus pada politik personaliti dan memberi tumpuan berganda pada politik berteraskan polisi.

Pakatan Harapan seharusnya berterusan menambah baik situasi dan membina polisi di negeri Selangor dan Pulau Pinang. Rata-rata pengundi Malaysia bukanlah tertumpu pada isu penggantian Perdana Menteri atau kabinet baharu tetapi secara hakikatnya mereka mendesak perlunya sebuah polisi penyelesaian yang mampu memberikan kesaksamaan sosial dan pengagihan kekayaan kepada segenap lapisan masyarakat.

Memperlihatkan situasi ini, saya berterima kasih dan menghargai usaha saudara Rafizi Ramli dan INVOKE Centre for Policy Initiative (I-CPI) dalam membawa ahli-ahli politik untuk membina dan memuktamadkan polisi yang dibawa. YB Rafizi telah meluncurkan buku ‘Panduan Bina Semula Negara’ yang mengandungi dokumen-dokumen polisi yang mudah difahami.

Untuk menyokong usaha beliau, saya dan rakan-rakan sepejabat telah melancarkan satu kertas kerja polisi bertajuk ‘Policies for Politics: Fixing Malaysia’s Broken System’. Dokumen ini membincangkan pelbagai polisi reformasi yang perlu dilaksanakan antaranya adalah reformasi pembiayaan parti politik, kebebasan media, pengisytiharaan harta, mengehadkan tempoh mandat Perdana Menteri kepada dua tempoh sahaja, perlantikan hakim-hakim utama melalui proses lisan Parlimen dan juga kebebasan Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM).

Anda semua boleh mengakses kertas kerja tersebut di pautan: http://www.wongchen.com/…/Policies-for-Politics-Fixing-Mala….

Kertas-kertas kerja berkaitan polisi yang lain boleh diakses di sini: http://www.wongchen.com/reports/

Terdapat 28 buah episod (buat masa ini) mengenai video berkaitan polisi awam yang boleh didapati di sini: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX-9cDZn3gm8EuSrggMOzVA
YB Wong Chen
Ahli Parlimen Kelana Jaya
Parti KEADILAN Rakyat

Monday Night Chat with Wong Chen: Episode 28

If Malaysia finally has a change of government after some 60 years of Barisan Nasional, what will 4–5 years of Pakatan Harapan bring? Much change, obviously, but what and how long? On Policy Monday, Wong Chen chart out key policies, timeframe included, that will set a new course for our country.

Q&A lends insight into the latest news: the Selangor state government’s audit on our office accounts; Geely’s 49.9% stake in Proton; and recent polls on Malaysians’ preferred Prime Minister.

We recently waved farewell to our intern, Alyssa; but before she left, she shared her experience with our office. It’s here for your viewing pleasure, too.

So, watch:
– Policy Monday: Policy rollout if we win GE14 [00:22] – Q&A: Audit on P104’s office accounts—why the disclosure report? Impressions on the Proton–Geely deal? What of the surveys on who should be PM? [05:37] – Intern Intro: Alyssa [11:58]

INVOKE: Kajiselidik Populariti Perdana Menteri dan Calon Perdana Menteri Pembangkang

INVOKE Malaysia released a survey last night on who is the most popular choice to be PM if the Opposition wins. Anwar Ibrahim came up tops, followed by Hadi Awang, then Mahathir, Muhyiddin, Rafizi Ramli, Mukhriz, Wan Azizah, Azmin and Nurul Izzah. The survey was conducted with 18,000 respondents.

The findings and explanatory notes are as such:

24 Mei 2017
KAJISELIDIK POPULARITI PERDANA MENTERI DAN CALON PERDANA MENTERI PEMBANGKANG oleh I-CPI

LATAR BELAKANG

Penganalisa politik berpendapat untuk menang PRU14, Pakatan Harapan (terutamanya) perlu menamakan calon Perdana Menteri. Kegagalan mempersetujui seorang calon Perdana Menteri sering dirujuk oleh penganalisa politik sebagai kelemahan Pakatan Harapan.

Perkembangan politik mutakhir dengan kemasukan PPBM menyertai Pakatan Harapan dilihat menyulitkan lagi sebarang usaha untuk mempersetujui seorang calon Perdana Menteri dari Pakatan Harapan.

Kajiselidik ini dibuat untuk mendapatkan data yang mewakili semua lapisan pengundi (mengikut kaum, jantina, umur dan negeri) untuk menjawab soalan-soalan berikut:

i. Berapa ramai rakyat Malaysia yang masih mahu Dato’ Seri Najib Razak kekal sebagai Perdana Menteri?
ii. Bagaimana populariti pimpinan terkanan pembangkang dari PKR, PAS dan PPBM sebagai calon Perdana Menteri?
iii. Adakah isu siapa Perdana Menteri dari Pakatan Harapan adalah faktor penting yang mempengaruhi undi kepada Pakatan Harapan?

 

KAEDAH DAN SAMPEL

17,962 orang pengundi berdaftar di seluruh negara ditemuramah di dalam bahasa ibunda masing-masing atau bahasa Melayu.

Kajiselidik melibatkan temuramah melalui telefon di antara analis kajiselidik (penemuramah) dan pengundi (ditemuramah) menggunakan bahasa ibunda masing-masing. Kajiselidik dijalankan selama lebih tiga bulan dari 6 Februari 2017 ke 23 Mei 2017.

Pengundi dipilih dan didail secara rawak oleh sistem kajiselidik berkomputer INVOKE. Seramai 2.8 juta orang pengundi berdaftar didail secara rawak. Dari jumlah itu, 168,796 orang pengundi mengangkat telefon dan 17,962 orang pengundi menjawab kesemua soalan yang ditanya.

Keputusan hasil dari kajiselidik melibatkan 17,962 orang pengundi berdaftar ini kemudiannya diterjemahkan kepada keputusan nasional mengikut agregat seperti berikut:

i. Keputusan 17,962 orang pengundi diagregatkan mengikut umur, jantina dan kaum supaya melambangkan taburan demografi pengundi di seluruh negara
ii. Keputusan 17,962 orang pengundi diagregatkan mengikut taburan pengundi di setiap negeri supaya melambangkan kedudukan kerusi parlimen di seluruh negara

Pengundi ditanya soalan-soalan berikut:

Soalan 1
Adakah anda setuju atau tidak setuju dengan apa yang Najib Razak lakukan sekarang sebagai Perdana Menteri?
a) Setuju
b) Tidak Setuju
c) Tidak tahu (Jangan Baca)

Soalan 2
Antara yang berikut yang manakah menjadi pilihan anda sebagai Perdana Menteri Malaysia yang seterusnya?
a) Najib Razak
b) Mahathir Mohamad
c) Anwar Ibrahim
d) Muhyiddin Yassin
e) Mukhriz Mahathir
f) Hadi Awang
g) Azmin Ali
h) Rafizi Ramli
i) Nurul Izzah
j) Wan Azizah
k) Lain-lain (Jangan Baca)
l) Tidak tahu, tidak pasti (Jangan Baca)
m) Enggan memberi jawapan (Jangan Baca)

 

KEPUTUSAN

Keputusan terperinci dan angka-angka adalah seperti di dalam slaid yang dilampirkan.

 

PEMERHATIAN UTAMA

1. Hanya 3 dari 10 rakyat Malaysia menamakan Dato’ Seri Najib sebagai Perdana Menteri pilihan mereka selepas PRU14

2. Lebih ramai rakyat Malaysia yang tidak berpuas hati dengan tindakan Dato’ Seri Najib berbanding yang berpuas hati

3. Lebih satu pertiga dari responden yang bersetuju dengan tindakan Dato’ Seri Najib tidak menamakan beliau sebagai Perdana Menteri

4. Pola populariti Dato’ Seri Najib hampir sama dengan pengundi dari ketiga-tiga kaum terbesar iaitu Melayu, Cina dan India

5. Dato’ Seri Anwar adalah calon yang paling popular di kalangan pemimpin pembangkag yang mendapat sokongan dari semua kaum

Dikeluarkan oleh:
Rafizi Ramli
24 Mei 2017

Bagi pihak INVOKE

To Do, To Do

Good morning. Yesterday, I started my events at 9 am in Desa Mentari Block 7 gotong royong and ended the day at 10.30 pm in the Church of Divine Mercy, Glenmarie for a talk. The highlight of the day was the INVOKE Malaysia event to launch of the book Bina Semula Negara by YB Rafizi Ramli and Eric Lee. I gave the opening speech, followed by YB Rodziah, YB Manivanan Gowin and YB Abdullah Sani.

After that Rafizi gave a long briefing on the book, then the Pakatan Harapan panelists took the stage for Q& A. Incidentally, this morning I will be hosting the same policy group (YB Dr. Ong Kian Ming – 王建民, Dr Rais Husin, Dr Dzul) at my office to present the policy paper that my office worked on last year. The idea is my office will share the paper and get feedback and improvements from the policy committee.

I am expecting a very busy day ahead. I also have a 1230 pm meeting together with YB Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad with the police in Sungai Way to discuss the Blok 2 Desa Mentari dispute. Then at 4 pm, I will accompany YB Hannah Yeoh to make a police report at USJ 8 balai. Then we have a Jom Shopping event for Ramadhan and Hari Raya. Lastly, we have service night, where I will try to mediate the Blok 2 dispute.