Hey people, why are you not signing this petition by BENAR – set up by civil society members to address the sad state of journalism and restore Truth in Reporting in this country.
Don’t you believe in press freedom? As citizens of this country, don’t you want to insist that you deserve a fair and free media? Don’t you want journalists to “stand up and demand their rights and Dare to be Free”?
Are you not frustrated with the kind of trash (paper masquerading as newspaper) you pay for everyday?
Only you and you alone can and must “apply pressure wherever necessary to make the change happen”.
And change is imminent, don’t you think so?
If your answer is YES to all the above, please sign the petition here, my friends: MALAYSIAN FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT.
I am petitioner #482. What about you?
The target for signatures is 10,000 by this week. So, let’s help them make it. We all want the TRUTH, don’t we? Let’s help them make MINGGU BENAR (TRUTH WEEK) a success from 1-7 June 2008. Activities can be found on their website.
We all want to be like Raja Petra Kamaruddin, don’t we? Though, perhaps not all of us relish the idea of spending our nights in jail – free food and accommodation, notwithstanding!
So go and sign that petition lah. Don’t be a tofu!
The FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT is VERY VERY IMPORTANT. It would put the ISA (Internal Security Act) and OSA (Official Secrets Act) to shame.
With this Act, government and public officials can no longer hide behind the two archaic, draconian and inhumane law. They would have to open up their actions to critical public scrutiny. They would have to provide documents, statistics, travel logs, financial records and many many more, even photos! (hint! hint!).
Real change will come to Malaysia. And guess what? it’s all in your hands!
So, please, my brothers and sisters, do your duty and sign this petition to its ONE MILLIONTH mark!