My name is Haris Ibrahim. Trained in the law.
Late father was Malay and my mum is Ceylonese.
I am Malaysian.
My ethnic background is relevant in helping me to understand my cultural make-up but is irrelevant in defining my status as a citizen of Malaysia.
Until 2004, I voted for the opposition. In that year, I was taken in by the promises of our present PM.
Our PM has not delivered on his promise to be a PM for all Malaysians.
I have become increasingly disillusioned with ministers, MPs and judges who have breached the people’s trust and reneged on their oath of office to defend and uphold our constitution.
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.
I have, through this blog, launched a ‘Get to know you MP’ civil society initiative. A brief of the same and a more detailed explanation may be seen at my posts entitled ‘Get to know your MP’ and ‘Get to know your MP : What and How’