KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 16 (Bernama) -- The Coalition for Good Governance (CGG) wants the opposition coalition or 'Pakatan Rakyat' (PR) to fulfill their commitments to the people made at various platforms prior to and during the 2008 General Election.
The CGG, that is based in Petaling Jaya, is a coalition of civil society organisations which aims to promote and defend principles based on universal human rights, democratic governance, non-discrimination, equality, and people's participation.
The Chairperson of CGG, Maria Chin Abdullah, said the Pakatan Rakyat needed to fulfill their promises to reinstate local elections for municipal and local councils.
"In PR's manifesto in the 2008 General Elections promised in item nine of its vision for a constitutional state, (that they would) reinstate with immediate effect local elections for municipal and local councils to create greater accountability at every level of its government," she said in a statement here Wednesday.
The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH), whose membership includes all the three PR component parties, also promised the need to re-introduce elections for local authorities in order for Malaysians to participate actively, she said.
tunku : in kelantan pas had failed to implement hudud which they promised after almost 20 years of ruling the state.so i guess the promise on having local council election will take the pr at least another 20 years to fulfill.the promises were made without any thoughts, just to fish for votes.lim guan eng said within a year of their ruling there would be no more hardcore poverty but look at penang,there are lots of hardcore poverty and lots of people are without jobs now.don't trust them anymore.