Monday, 28 January 2013

4-hour Training for PEMANTAU in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur


Bersih 2.0 has LAUNCHED its campaign called 'PEMANTAU PILIHAN RAYA RAKYAT (PEMANTAU)', with the slogan "JOM PANTAU". THE PEMANTAU campaign is ORGANISED by BERSIH 2.0 working in calibrationwith Pusat Komas and Mafrel.

The objectives of Pemantau are as follows:

1. To empower the rakyat to be the election watch for GE 13.
2. To further enhance EFFORTS towards achieving a free and fair election in line with Bersih 2.0 DEMANDS
3. To alert all stakeholders (Government, EC, Political Parties and the voters) to adhere to the election rules and regulations.

The electoral roll is still not clean as we still observe existence of dubious voters emerging in every quarter; media access being restricted to announcement of parties' manifesto; process of applying the indelible ink is unclear and unpublicised; and many more critical and unresolved electoral issues. BERSIH 2.0 has decided to push forward with its campaign for national election observers (PEMANTAU) and to seek the help of every citizens of Malaysia to not only come out to vote but to also be BERSIH 2.0's eyes and ears for PRU 13.

In the Declaration of global principles for non-partisan election observation and monitoring, of which BERSIH 2.0 has endorsed, it revealed that "in more than 90 countries on five continents over the last two decades, millions of citizens have joined non-partisan election observation and monitoring efforts to ensure electoral integrity and promote accountability in government and among political
contestants. This has contributed to safeguarding genuine elections, mitigating potentials for conflict, and promoting accountability and democratic development." []

BERSIH 2.0 is confident that PEMANTAU will contribute greatly to ensuring clean and fair elections. BERSIH 2.0 aims to reach out to at least 10,000 Malaysians to help us be BERSIH 2.0 PEMANTAU and this is where we seek your organisation's assistance to make this a reality.

BERSIH 2.0 is now organising statewide training for PEMANTAU and for Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, we will be organising a training of trainers with key leaders from NGOs, groups and potential individuals who can coordinate observation work.
Key leaders (and as well as observers) must not be party card holders, able to lead a group of observers, and are committed to do some coordination work at the state and parliament levels. The observation will be for polling day but for those who are keen to help more, they can join in observation work during the campaign period.

The details of the training for key leaders are as follows:

Date: 30th Jan 2013 (Wednesday)
Time: 8.00pm - 11pm
Place: 3rd Floor (theatre room ), KLSCAH
1 Jalan Maharajalela 50150 Kuala Lumpur.
GPS Coordinates & Position : N3 08.355 E101 41.879

The programme will take four hours and it will cover topics such as Why PEMANTAU?
 Key election laws, roles and responsibilities of PEMANTAU leaders, and task allocation.
Thank you and warm regards,

Mandeep Singh
BERSIH 2.0 Secretariat
Tel. No.: 03-7772 3275 / 016-9670921

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