In my very first post in this blog on 14/4/2007 entitled ‘About me and this blog’, I had written :
This blog, then, is about civil society reclaiming its power to determine who are the law-makers in Parliament today who are worthy of the trust reposed in them by the people and if, sadly, we discover there are none presently, to make an informed decision of who we will next install in the people’s parliament.
After the unanimous vote by the BN MPs on 11/12/2007 in favour of the ‘Rashid bill’, I ‘sacked’ Donald Lim.
Many other readers wrote in to ‘sack’ their respective MPs.
Since then the ‘PJ Selatan get an MP’ initiative has taken off the ground. This group will have its second meeting this weekend.
Similar initiatives have been launched for PJ Utara, Serdang, Selayang and Segambut.
What these initiatives have brought about immediately is putting like-minded people who, until now did not know each other, in touch.
Whether we can build on this is up to you.
I merely facilitate bringing the group together, share my ideas on how we can begin to have a say on who represents us in Parliament and try to get some focus on the work that needs to be done.
Yes, there is work to be done.
And if you get into this initiative, you will have to help carry the work.
So, yes, I will create the e-groups for the constituencies mentioned above. PJ Utara, Lembah Pantai, Setiawangsa, Puchong and Lumut. If you are registered to vote in any of these constituencies and want to work on this effort, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org