Date: 7 March 2013
The Demands for Change and Electoral Democracy of the Malaysian Society
By Adilah R. A. Nasir
The demands of Malaysians are clear; the country is in need of credible change agents. Discontented with political voices purporting to represent the people within the Parliament, the past years have seen rallying cries and open platforms to demand and instil a sense of urgency for change.
This demand for change has been supported by the growth of civil society movements, particularly with respect to electoral issues. These civil societies are becoming increasingly important within the political framework of the country; many Malaysian civil societies have aligned to draft concrete demands for a clean and fair elections to political parties and independent candidates contending in the 13th General Elections; arguing that these demands are reflective of the aspirations of the various sections of the Malaysian people and are based on the current state of the Malaysian political, economic, social and cultural society.
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