LETTER | As the 12th Sarawak state election is expected to be held soon, Persatuan Pemangkin Daya Masyarakat (Rise of Social Efforts Association) will be organising an election observer training programme in collaboration with Akademi Pilihan Raya.
It is the intention of Rose to organise an election observation mission during the state elections and to recruit volunteers to become observers. We, therefore, organise this training and urge citizens regardless of your background to attend it before volunteering in the upcoming Sarawak state election.
We would like to invite all citizens from all backgrounds in particular undergraduate/ postgraduate students, private-sector workers, members of NGOs and faith-based organisations including people who live in rural districts or in longhouses and others to join this programme.
Members of the public should play a role in the upcoming Sarawak state election and such participation is not limited to just voting, but also by volunteering as election observers. Their (the citizens') involvement in an election can ensure a clean and fair election. The choice of the Sarawak people for the next state government should ideally be reflected through/by an election that is clean and fair.
For information, the tasks of election observers are to prevent or report any wrongdoings done by any political party such as bribery, treating, vote-buying, doubtful voters or double-voting, and activities promoting feelings of ill-will or hostilities.
In addition, election observers will go to the ground and monitor campaign activity by the candidate or political party during their election campaign. If there is any wrongdoing done by any political party, a police report or Election Commission report will be made.
This programme will be held on Feb 23 (Sunday) from 8:30am to 5:00pm at Lot 10, Boutique Hotel, Kuching. Registration for this programme is free. However, please sign up as early as possible due to a limited capacity.
Anyone who interested to join this training programme are requested to please fill up this Google form. For further questions or enquiries, please contact us at 014-398 4998 or visit our Facebook page at Rise Of Social Efforts - Rose.
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