Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Generation 709: Our beliefs and purposes

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By Lee Khai Loon (Convener of Generation 709)

709 is the collective memory of people of all races united in making history in Malaysia. Generation 709 is a platform of youth concerned with politics, civil rights and good governance. We have converged after the historic walk of Jul 9, for a common goal: building our democracy.

We believe that everyone should continue to move forward, with our commitment to Malaysia and involvement in reforming Malaysia, so that democracy can take root in Malaysia.

We are an independent, principled, critical platform. We do not belong to any political organisation, do not have any financial resources, but have only a heart for the idealism. We believe that democracy does not fall from the sky, that it takes a journey of many steps to materialise. As the generation of social change, we have the responsibility and duty to be at the forefront.

We believe in the power from the united youth of all races, which will empower even more youth to participate in social works and defend their rights. It will bring a new perspective to the rakyat, to struggle together for a democratic Malaysia.

The platform of Generation 709 has three main objectives:

(1) Solidarity and support for all political detainees from Bersih 2.0 Rally and victims of police brutality, including calling for immediate release of six social leaders detained under Emergency Ordinance;
(2) Encourage more young people to join the democratic reform, civil liberties and good governance through holding peaceful assembly, press conference, forum and innovative activities;
(3) Reach out to more young people with information through active use of social media.

Building our democracy is a long term endeavour, so we must continue to address all sorts of political issues and raise the public's awareness.

Generation 709 will forever remember the sacrifice of Sdr Baharudin Ahmad. He is the fighter of democracy is everyone's heart.

Kindly join our group at www.facebook/GenerasiBersih709 or follow our twitter @generation709


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Generasi 709: Pendirian dan Pejuangan Kami

Peristiwa 709 merupakan titik penciptaan perpaduan semua kaum dalam sejarah. Generasi 709 terdiri daripada golongan muda yang mengambil prihatin terhadap politik, hak kebebasan dan keadilan politik. Selepas perhimpunan aman 9 Julai adalah demi tujuan yang sama iaitu Pendemokrasian.

Setiap orang di kalangan kami adalah menuju ke arah kemajuan, demi negara dan menjalankan reformasi negara demi demokrasi yang tulen berkembang di Malaysia.

Generasi 709 merupakan sebuah pertubuhan bebas, berpendirian dan memberi kritikan yang setimpalnya. Kami tidak mewakili sesebuah politik serta bantuan sumber kewangan, titik permulaan adalah dari hati bersukarela, kami percaya bahawa sistem demokrasi adalah dari gerakan semua.

Kami percaya golongan muda dari semua kaum boleh membentuk kuasa baru supaya menggalakkan lebih ramai golongan muda terlibat dalam masyarakat, mempertahankan hak kebebasan serta memperjuangkan pendemokrasian Malaysia.

Generasi 709 mempunyai 3 matlamat utama iaitu:

1. memberi sokongan kepada mangsa ketika perhimpunan aman Bersih, membantah keganasan penguatkuasa termasuk 6 orang aktivis-aktivis yang ditahan di bawah EO…..
2. Menganjurkan perhimpunan aman, sidang akhbar, forum untuk menggalakkan lebih ramai golongan muda terlibat dalam gerak reformasi politk, kebebasan sivik serta urustadbir yang baik.
3. Menggalakkan menggunakan komunikasi sosial (social network) untuk menghantar mesej kepada golongan muda.

Pendemokrasian merupakan gerakan yang berpanjangan. Oleh itu, gerakan dan galakkan diperlukan untuk memberi didikan kepada orang ramai.

Pengorbanan Arwah Baharuddin Ahmad merupakan wira pendemokrasian kepada Generasi 709.

Sila sertai Facebook kami di www.facebook/GenerasiBersih709 atau mengikuti kami di twitter @generation709

Convener Generasi 709
Lee Khai Loon

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