Ensuring free and fair elections tops the list.
G Vinod, FMT
The opposition coalition, Pakatan Rakyat, made up of PAS, PKR and DAP, has made a 10-point demand to the government and topping the list is for the government to ensure free and fair elections.
Pakatan made its demands known at the Himpunan Kebangkitan Rakyat, attended by some 100,000 opposition supporters, at the historic Stadium Merdeka here today.
The list of demands was announced by PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution at the rally.
“If we come to power we would change the course of the government, away from corruption and race-based policies and politics. No Malaysian would be pushed aside. We will also move in tandem with each other for a better life,” he said when presenting the demands.
Apart from wanting free and fair elections, Pakatan also wants the administration of Felda to be reviewed.
“We also demand that all Malaysians including those from Sabah and Sarawak be given equal treatment. We demand that all oil-producing states are given 20% of the oil royalty.
“We also want all government servants to be professional in the administration of the country,” he added.
Pakatan also wants the government to provide a healthy living environment to all Malaysians.
“The government should preserve Bahasa Malaysia while the usage of English should be upgraded. The government should also provide free education for all Malaysians,” said Saifuddin.
Pakatan also wants all political prisoners freed.
“We also want the government to preserve our tradition, culture and heritage. We demand a better life for all Malaysians,” he said.