Forum dan ceramah – Malaysia baru: Adakah rakyat boss?

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[ENGLISH VERSION BELOW] Rise of Sarawak Efforts (Rose) akan menganjurkan siri ceramah dan forum awam pada akhir bulan ini di tiga lokasi berbeza iaitu Siburan, Petra Jaya dan bandar Kuching.

Pilihan raya umum baru-baru ini yang menyaksikan perubahan kerajaan untuk kali pertama dalam sejarah Malaysia dan telah dikatakan sebagai bukti kuasa rakyat dalam membawa hal ini walaupun ada halangan yang dilemparkan dalam perjalanan mereka seperti hari pengundian pertengahan minggu yang tidak dapat dijelaskan.

Sememangnya sentimen rakyat pasca 9 Mei adalah tinggi dan nampaknya minat dan kesanggupan oleh orang biasa, tua dan muda untuk membincangkan subjek politik dan tadbir urus yang baik. Sudah tentu perubahan dan musim peralihan perubahan kerajaan juga membangkitkan bukan sahaja harapan tetapi juga kegelishan. Sebagai contoh, mereka mengawasi dengan gelisah untuk ahli kabinet penuh yang akan didedahkan oleh PM baru, dan orang muda secara umum ingin mendapatkan diri mereka berdaftar sebagai pengundi.

Untuk kesedaran tentang kuasa rakyat, bicara dan forum pasca pilihan raya umum 2018 ini akan membantu sesiapa yang berminat mempunyai pemahaman yang lebih baik mengenai apa yang telah berlaku di peringkat nasional termasuk Sarawak semasa pilihan raya.

Walaupun kerajaan PH mendapat kerusi majoriti di Parlimen mereka tidak menang undi popular. Ia juga dilaporkan bahawa hanya 30% pengundi Melayu-Islam menyokong PH berbanding dengan 70% yang tidak.

Selain dari trend pengundian dan impak yang mungkin berlaku pada pilihan raya negeri Sarawak yang akan datang pada tahun 2021, tujuan kedua Rose adalah untuk mencari bagaimana pengundi dan rakyat secara amnya dapat terlibat dan mengambil bahagian dalam proses membina sebuah negara Malaysia yang baru dan meneroka ke ruang demokratik yang lebih luas yang sekarang kita nampak.

Kami telah menjemput Prof Madya Dr Faisal S Hazis seorang felo kanan di Institut Kajian Malaysia dan Antarabangsa (Ikmas), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Beliau juga adalah ketua Pusat Pengajian Asia di institut. Dia akan membentang di setiap bicara dan forum yang dijadualkan.

Faisal mengkhususkan diri dalam kajian pemilihan, pendemokrasian dan informatik pedalaman. Beliau juga seorang penyelidik dan penulis yang prolifik dan beberapa karya atau penyelidikannya yang terkini termasuk memperkasakan dan membina kapasiti masyarakat sivil di Sarawak. Di antara penerbitannya yang lebih penting ialah Patronage, Power and Prowess: Barisan Nasional’s Equilibrium Dominance in East Malaysia (2015), Malaysia in 2014: A Year of Political and Social Ferment (2015), Politics and Local Government in Sarawak (2013) dan Domination and Contestation: Muslim Bumiputera Politics in Sarawak’ (2012).

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Beliau adalah ahli Aliran, gerakan reformasi yang didedikasikan untuk keadilan, kebebasan dan perpaduan. Selain iDr Faisal juga merupakan ahli jawatankuasa Pergerakan Tenaga Akademik Malaysia (Gerak) dan ahli seumur hidup Persatuan Sains Sosial Malaysia.

Ahli Parlimen yang baru dipilih Puncak Borneo, Willie Monggin, akan menyertai Faisal menyampaikan perbentangan di Siburan.

Pada petang Sabtu, 30h Jun, Faisal dan Nurhanim Mokhsen, ketua Wanita PKR Sarawak yang bertanding di kerusi Tupong semasa pilihan raya negeri lepas akan membuat pembentangan mereka.

Seorang lagi Ahli Parlimen baru untuk Bandar Kuching, Dr Kelvin Yii dari DAP yang juga ketua publisiti untuk Pemuda PH Sarawak akan menyertai Faisal di forum pada petang Ahad 1 Julai.

See Chee How, naib pengerusi PKR Sarawak yang telah berkhidmat sebagai seorang Adun kawasan Batu Lintang untuk penggal kedua, antara ahli panel bagi forum. See juga merupakan peguam hak tanah dan penyokong seumur hidup masyarakat orang asal dan merupakan kolumnis bagi Borneo Post.

Berikut adalah butiran untuk setiap perbincangan:

Bicara Pasca PRU14

(Siri 1)

29 June

(friday night)

Time:7pm-9.30pm

Tamu Hall, Eastern Mall, Siburan

Speakers:

Faisal

Willie Monggin

Bicara Pasca PRU14

(Siri 2)

30 June (Sat night)

Time: 7pm to 9.30pm

Function Room Samudera Inn,

Jln Nanas, Kuching

Faisal

Nurhanim Mokhsen

Forum Pasca PRU14 (Finale)

“Malaysia Baru; Adakah Rakyat Boss?

1 July 2021 (Sunday afternoon)

Time: 2pm to 5.30pm

Pua Kumbu Room,

Lot 10 Boutique Hotel, Jln Central, Kuching.

Faisal

See Chee how

Kelvin Yii

Jawatankuasa penganjur menjemput semua orang awam untuk datang dan menghadiri satu daripada bicara tersebut atau semua perbincangan di lokasi yang berlainan. Ketiga-tiga acara akan dijalankan dalam BM dan kemasukan adalah percuma. Jika pembaca atau orang awam mempunyai sebarang pertanyaan, anda boleh e-mel [email protected] atau hubungi Ann di 016-8604998

Rose adalah sebuah NGO yang diilhamkan dan ditubuhkan empat tahun yang lalu selepas pilihan raya umum 2013 dan diterajui oleh rakyat biasa. Visi kami ialah membina sebuah masyarakat sivil yang mengambil bahagian dalam process democratik – yang diperlukan unuk kemajuan bangsa dan membina Negara. Tagline kami ialah dalam bahasa swak “Mun bukan kita siapa gik? Mun bukan kinek, tok bilaq gik?”

Contact person: Ann Teo 016-8604998

English version

Post-election forums and talks: Malaysia baru: Adakah rakyat boss?

Rise of Sarawak Efforts (Rose) will be organising a series of public talks and forums at the end of this month to be presented in roadshow-style at three different locations, namely Siburan, Petra Jaya and in Kuching city.

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The recently concluded general election, which resulted in a change of government for the first time in Malaysian history, has been said to be a testament to people’s power in bringing this about despite obstacles thrown in their way like the unexplained mid-week voting day.

Naturally, the sentiment of the rakyat after 9 May is high, and there appears to be a greater interest and willingness by common folk, young and old, to discuss politics and good governance.

Of course, the change of federal government and season of transition also evokes not just excitement and hope but anxiety as well. For example, people were watching out anxiously for the full cabinet members to be revealed by the new prime minister, and young people in general are keen to get themselves registered as voters.

To tap into this heightened sense of awareness of people’s power, these talks ending with a final forum will help interested members of the public to gain a better understanding of what transpired nationally including in Sarawak during the general election.

Although the Pakatan Harapan government secured a majority of seats in Parliament, the coalition did not win the popular vote. It has also been reported that only 30% of the Malay-Muslim voting population supported PH compared with the 70% who did not.

Other than voting trends and what impact these might have on the coming Sarawak state election due by 2021, the second objective of Rose is to explore how voters and citizens in general can engage and participate in the process of building a new Malaysia and to tap on to the wider democratic spaces that we now appear to have.

We have invited Associate Prof Dr Faisal S Hazis, a senior fellow at the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (Ikmas), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He is also the head of the Centre for Asian Studies at the nstitute. He will be speaking at each of the scheduled talks and the final forum.

Faisal specialises in electoral studies, democratisation and rural informatics. He is also a prolific researcher and writer, and some of his more recent work or research included strengthening and building the capacity of civil society groups here in Sarawak.

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His more significant publications are Patronage, Power and Prowess: Barisan Nasional’s Equilibrium Dominance in East Malaysia (2015), Malaysia in 2014: A Year of Political and Social Ferment (2015), Politics and Local Government in Sarawak (2013) and Domination and Contestation: Muslim Bumiputera Politics in Sarawak (2012).

Faisal is a long-time member of Aliran, a reform movement dedicated to justice, freedom and solidarity. He is also a committee member of Pergerakan Tenaga Akademik Malaysia (Gerak) and a life member of the Malaysian Social Science Association.

The new MP for Puncak Borneo, Willie Monggin, will join Faisal for the talk in Siburan.

On Saturay evening, 30 June, Faisal and Sarawak PKR women’s chief Nurhanim Mokhsen, who had contested in the Tupong seat in the last state election, will be making presentations.

Another newl MP, Bandar Kuching’s Dr Kelvin Yii from the DAP, who is also the publicity chief for Sarawak PH Youth, will be one of the panelists at the forum on Sunday afternoon alongside Faisal.

Last but not least, See Chee How, the Sarawak PKR vice-chair and now a second-term state assembly member, will be among the forum panelists. See is also a land rights lawyer, lifelong supporter of indigenous communities and columnist for the Borneo Post.

Below are the details for each talk/forum:

Bicara Pasca PRU14

(Siri 1)

29 June

(friday night)

Time:7pm-9.30pm

Tamu Hall, Eastern Mall, Siburan

Speakers:

Faisal

Willie Monggin

Bicara Pasca PRU14

(Siri 2)

30 June (Sat night)

Time: 7pm to 9.30pm

Function Room Samudera Inn,

Jln Nanas, Kuching

Faisal

Nurhanim Mokhsen

Forum Pasca PRU14 (Finale)

“Malaysia Baru; Adakah Rakyat Boss?

1 July 2021 (Sunday afternoon)

Time: 2pm to 5.30pm

Pua Kumbu Room,

Lot 10 Boutique Hotel, Jln Central, Kuching.

Faisal

See Chee how

Kelvin Yii

The organising committee invites all members of the public to come and attend any one of or all of them at the different locations. All three events will be conducted in Malay and entry is free. If readers or members of the public have any enquiries, they may email them to [email protected] or contact Ann at 016-8604998

Rose is an NGO that was inspired and established four years ago after the 2013 general election and is led by ordinary people. Our vision is to build a society that engages and participates in the democratic process – which is needed for the progress of the nation. Our tagline is “If not now, when; if not you, then who?”

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