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Mesej Khidmat Masyarakat Dari Rafizi Ramli:

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Saya lihat memang terdapat begitu ramai rakyat Malaysia yang sudah tidak tahan dengan kerajaan UMNO Barisan Nasional. Mereka ini sering berkunjung ke laman Facebook saya dan pimpinan Pakatan Harapan yang lain untuk mengemukakan kekecewaan dan keluhan mereka terhadap kerajaan sedia ada.

Saya ingin gesa semua termasuklah mereka ini untuk bangkit dan meneruskan perjuangan ini di luar ruangan media sosial. *INVOKE Malaysia* telah menyediakan ruangan yang amat luas untuk mana-mana pihak untuk menyumbang tenaga mereka.

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There is a public misconception about who are the real lawyers behind Rafizi Ramli’s multiple court cases. When there is news, some opportunist lawyers will make press statements and comments to tumpang free publicity. Whereas the real lawyers who day in day out providing free legal service for Rafizi are often unsung and not acknowledged for their hard work.

In this longer comment from Rafizi Ramli below, he starts off by acknowledging his legal team, the real unsung heroes.

STATEMENT FROM RAFIZI RAMLI

I am thankful to my team of lawyers, headed by Gobind, Saiful Izham and Ahmad Nizam, and assisted by young lawyers Haijan, Adi, Nik Zarith, Joanne, Falihin and Ashraf.

They worked with lawyers Ranjit Singh, Razlan Hadri, Siaw Sun and Michelle, along with another team of lawyers, William Leong and Halim.

These three groups handled all 12 cases against me, while I performed my duties as an elected representative.

They did so since 2012 without taking a single sen in legal fees. I could not have been so vocal if not for these lawyers, who deserve due recognition from society.

The verdict is to be expected. The three-year sentence for both the cases matched my expectations.

I am confident in my legal team and believe that I have a good chance of winning the appeal case at the High Court. I have asked Gobind, Saiful Izham and Ahmad Nizam, along with the young lawyers, to file an appeal at the High Court as soon as possible.

Even so, I am no political greenhorn. I know I have to be realistic about the likelihood of being jailed and that it can happen in just a few months from now.

I have planned everything so my wife, son and parents can live as best as they can in my short absence. I appreciate the outpouring of concern, but I also urge that the three of us, my wife, our son and I, are allowed privacy in the next few months so we can live our lives like a normal family.

I have never prayed not to go to jail. Instead, I prayed that Allah help me accept today’s verdict, whatever it may be, and everything else to come as He had planned.

I am calm and not angry, nor am I afraid or sad, because I know I have fulfilled my obligation as a citizen, an opposition leader and an elected representative.

I never find myself in a dilemma when making decisions, because I know that people’s welfare and hardship take priority over political expediency.

It is for this reason that my decisions as an elected representative or politician may anger or threaten other leaders, be it in BN or in my own party.

I remind myself when I go to work every morning that our every action and deeds are measured not by seemingly powerful politicians, but angels who would not miss a single beat.

So there is no need to fear or worry about the views of those in power, or be too calculative in our decisions as a leader. It is wrong to be calculative when faced with issues that are clearly right and clearly wrong – this too will be recorded by the angels

So today’s verdict to jail me was expected and does not change a single thing. I will continue to be vocal inside and outside the party.

I will continue to conduct exposes and check every single sen that was spent by the Najib Abdul Razak administration, to the best of my ability.

Tomorrow, my Pakatan Harapan MP colleagues Tony Pua, Wong Chen, Dr Hatta Ramli, Ong Kian Ming and I will continue to expose discrepancies in the East Coast Rail Link project now being implemented by Najib.

I will also respond on issues regarding Tabung Haji and present new analyses on the fund’s finances.

Besides Tabung Haji, my focus will be on higher education and the National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN), our pensions fund, discrepancies between salaries of high and low ranking civil servants, the abolition of the goods and services tax and so on.

Starting tomorrow, I will be speaking at rallies with other leaders and activists who want Najib to step down. The first ceramah, themed #LawanTetapLawan will be in Pandan, at Dewan Kampung Cheras Baru.

On Wednesday, I will be at the Royal Malaysian Navy base in Lumut to meet with the navy retirees who first alerted me of the late payment of pension gratuities. That night, I will speak at a rally in Lumut with other Pakatan Harapan leaders.

Starting next week, I will be travelling to each state to focus on seats where BN won marginally, to ensure that I can campaign at each state and marginal seat by end of January 2017.

In each state, I will spend the days recruiting and training volunteers and the nights shaking up the marginal seats with new exposes through the #LawanTetapLawan ceramah series.

I have long been ready for the situation that I am in and I have prepared everything that needs to be done to fight the Najib administration.

Those who feel I was stupid for defending the army retirees must know that I did so not for political support or positions. We must speak for those who can’t speak for themselves.

Those who are angry or sympathise with me, don’t just show your anger on Facebook and Twitter. Show how you are tired of Najib by volunteering with Invoke, the group I have trained myself, and join the thousands of volunteers who will ensure that Najib will lose all the marginal seats held by Umno/BN today.

Go to www.invokemalaysia.org to register as a volunteer or contribute financially to #ProjekBuangNajib (Project to Oust Najib) which I am working on.

Najib may feel he is invincible against MPs like me, but he will feel defeated if faced with tens of thousands of trained volunteers who are ordinary citizens.

Lastly, I understand that I have only a few months before I am given mandatory rest. I hope Najib realises that he, too, may only have a few months as prime minister if the rakyat’s anger escalates further.

Let’s meet in Pandan and the other destinations after this.

#LawanTetapLawan

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Join us as a Kelana Jaya Phone Bank Volunteer!

Hello everyone. This is a special appeal to my constituents, especially those staying in Subang Jaya to come to my office (at SS14/1 Subang Jaya) and try conducting political messaging by phone using INVOKE MALAYSIA platform.

The ultimate purpose of “phone bank” is to ensure that the maximum number of voters do their duty and come out to vote during elections.

This is the context; in GE13, the turnout rate was 85%; this means that close to 2 million voters (the 15%) decided to stay home and not vote.

By doing phone messaging, we are trying to make sure that in this coming GE14, we get as many people to come out and vote. Considering that around 30 seats were lost on 5% margin or less, you can see why getting more voters out, especially our supporters, can result in a change of government.

So I appeal to you, if you are free on Tuesday and Wednesday nights  from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm, come to my office and have a go. My staff and volunteers are ready to assist and train you.

My office will open up for Phone Bank  to teach you how to make calls and collect feedback.

Please click here to register. Thank you!

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Policy, Policy, Policy

I am spending the morning slowly editing and expanding on some policy papers. Editing is a somewhat painful process. My research officer Nadirah and then intern Tania, supported me as we worked at breakneck speed to complete policy papers on politics, economics and social matters in May. We worked the entire month of May and produced a good body of work.

So after a few of months of rest and with fresh eyes, I started revisiting the entire draft yesterday. My new intern Louise and I finished the rewrite of the first 15 pages yesterday. I did six pages of heavy rewrite this morning and am taking a break.

Rewriting policies and passing on policy knowledge to my staff and interns is my means of doing something productive. It also takes my mind off the political nonsense happening in Malaysia. It is one thing to deal with Najib, it is another thing altogether to deal with party directions that are beyond my control.

I have therefore redirected my staff to focus on volunteerism rather than engage in “politics of opportunism”. Abigail, my community officer has been working hard on volunteerism and I am extemely happy to note that she has blossomed to her new found calling.