On the lookout for new MPs, an imminent boycott and one independent candidate on the way!

Posted on January 21, 2008



If it’s been quiet here in this blog the last couple of days, that’s because much work has been going on out there in the real world leaving little time in between to put up any posts.

Except for Thursday, I was engaged the whole of the week at the Royal Commission of Inquiry, holding a watching brief for Aliran, HAKAM and Suaram. This resumes tomorrow.

Thursday evening at 7pm ( ok, ok, I was a bit late ), met the ‘Selayang get an MP’ initiative group at the Central Market. Pramila, Peter, Ishvinder and Krishnan, it was good to meet for the first time. Good discussion. Plan of action has been mapped out. If you are registered to vote in Selayang and want to help in this effort please send an e-mail to thepeoplesparliament@gmail.com

Friday, the committee working on the ‘Boycott the newspapers’ initiative met in PJ. Just to show you how serious this group is, Helen made her way down from Penang whilst Nanda, who had been away on assignment in Kerteh, drove back for the meeting. Look out for announcements of a soon-to-be-held press conference to formally launch this ‘people power’ initiative.

Yesterday, though, was perhaps the most exciting for me. Made my way to Rawang in the evening for a meeting with a committee that was helming an initiative started some 8 months ago to offer an independent candidate for the Rawang state seat.


No, the candidate is not in the photograph. I am told he will be going public very soon to announce his candidacy. Had a long chat with this gentleman and his team of supporters and I have to admit that I can’t wait for the elections now to see how this effort pans out.

This evening, the ‘Segambut get an MP’ group met at Section 17, PJ.


I was asked by one in this group if those who were involved in these efforts to get a new MP were the minority.

My answer : time will tell. Meanwhile, all we can do is try to bring about the change we want to see in our country.

Are you registered to vote in Segambut? Want to try and get an MP into Parliament who truly understands that his or her first obligation is to the voters who put him or her in Parliament and not to the party? If so, please send an e-mail to thepeoplesparliament@gmail.com

Posted in: People Power