#Reformasi100Peratus: 'I fully support any legislative proposals by Bersih' - Syed Saddiq

27 Feb 2024 01:37pm
Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman
Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman

KUALA LUMPUR - Former Muda president and Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has pledged his full support for any legislative proposals brought by the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) if they are presented in Parliament.

He said this during the #Reformasi100Peratus rally held by the electoral watchdog group, today, to pressure the government to carry out its promised reforms.

"Upon receiving a mandate from the (Muda) president, I wish to convey a message.

"As a representative of Muda, in the capacity of an ordinary member, I am committed to informing the Parliament about my 100 per cent support for any legislative proposals presented in today's demonstration by Bersih if it is presented in Parliament.

"This commitment stems from the necessity to fulfill reform promises and I expect that the government will also fulfill other commitments, especially those focused on strengthening institutions beyond partisan and individual interests, thus empowering the people," he said.

Syed Saddiq emphasised his commitment to championing these reforms and said if they were not proposed in this Parliament session, he was ready to participate in discussions and willing to introduce a Private Members Bill to kickstart the necessary reforms.

"It is crucial to highlight that this endeavour transcends political affiliations and individual agendas, as it is fundamentally about enhancing institutions in service of the people, irrespective of partisan or personal considerations," he added.

In the memorandum submitted by Bersih to government MPs today, the group had listed down several demands which included a comprehensive reform agenda including no granting of a discharge not amounting to an acquittal (DNAA) for corruption cases, upholding legal sovereignty, opposing double standards and establishment of fair laws.

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During the gathering, the crowd was heard chanting "Hidup Rakyat", "Tolak Rasuah", "Tolak DNAA", among others.

Participants also brandished placards and banners reading "Reformasi 100%", "Kita Tuntut Reformasi Bukan Kompromi", "Pengampunan Dua Darjat", "We Are Watching You", "Malu Apa Madani" and more.

The Dewan Rakyat is scheduled to convene for 69 days this year, with the first sitting set to take place from Feb 26 until March 27.

Yesterday, His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim, King of Malaysia, graced the official opening of the First Meeting of the Third Session of the 15th Parliament.