KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 — The fall of Barisan Nasional in 2018 after six decades in power changed Malaysia’s political landscape. It has opened up avenues to more political players heading into the next general election, including a group of NGOs called Gerak Independent with a unique premise.
A group of NGOs are pushing for a Gerak Independent movement, which involves fielding independent candidates to disrupt traditional party politics. We speak to Siti Kasim and Amir Ahmad to find out more. Image Source: Cloud Yew
(吉隆坡12日讯）自执政60年的国阵于2018年大选丢失政权后，大马政治格局有了大转变，越来越多势力想在第15届大选加入战围，包括名为“独立行动”（Gerak Independent）的非政府组织。 Gerak Independent是由Malaysian Action for Justice、Unity Foundation（Maju）、I Am The Third Force、KitaBantuKita及Malaysia First组成。 他们表明要“推荐”独立国会议员来保障和维护联邦宪法赋予的权利，同时承诺为国推动前进的措施。
PETALING JAYA: Former Umno MP Tawfik Ismail has volunteered to contest in the next general election, although this time, it will be under an independent platform. Tawfik, who was Sungai Benut MP from 1986 to 1990, said that he would however have to undergo stringent vetting by the Malaysian Action, Justice and Unity Foundation (Maju).
PETALING JAYA: Former Umno MP Tawfik Ismail says he is returning to politics and will run as an independent candidate in the next general election. He will represent Gerak Independent, a joint initiative headed by Malaysian Action for Justice and Unity Foundation (MAJU) with other NGOs that will push for independent candidates to become MPs in GE15.