Hornbill Unleashed

September 13, 2016

Rafizi vows volunteers for GE14 candidates who will remove Najib

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 9:01 PM

PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli today committed to recruiting and training volunteers to assist “principled” political candidates for the next general election, regardless of party.

Candidates must support the #ProjekBuangNajib (Remove Najib project) to receive assistance from Invoke volunteers, he said.

Rafizi said the NGO, Invoke, is a much needed avenue for apolitical Malaysians who are eager to contribute to a change of government.

He also donated RM300,000 to the cause, to supplement the RM80,000 Invoke has received from individual donors since beginning operations last month.

“In changing the political and economic situation in this country, it is important to corral the power of the people to push any effort change the country’s leadership.

“This way, efforts to remove (prime minister) Najib Abdul Razak and change the government is not left solely to political parties.

“Volunteers will help any candidate, be they from PKR, Amanah, PAS or Umno, as long as the candidates share the same principles as the NGO,” the Pandan MP said.

Invoke has recruited 763 volunteers and aims to recruit 30,000 nationwide.

Rafizi said he will assist in recruitment and training in marginal seats, and will be in Ledang, Batu Pajat and Pasir Gudang on Sept 16 to launch the #KAU (you) and #MalaysiaTakPerlukanHero (Malaysia doesn’t need heroes) campaigns.

The campaigns are to raise awareness that political power lies in the electorate.

“I will continue to help Invoke in their initial months to meet their volunteer recruitment targets and to spread their influence at grassroots level,” he said.

Najib has been under pressure to resign following allegations that he is implicated in the 1MDB scandal, which the United States Department of Justice investigations said amounts to at least US$3.5 billion.



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  1. BN Unlikely To Go For Early General Elections If They Cannot Fill In The Revenue Shortfall RM17 Billion?
    Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 13.9.2016.

    There is no doubt that the Federal government has run out of money due to its widespread corruption that has reached global proportions until the Kleptocracy Division of the United States Department of Justice is seizing a world record USD1 billon of assets belonging to 1MDB officials. The drop in world oil prices has made the situation worse for Malaysia. Even the introduction of GST that caused bad economic conditions, cannot replace the reduced revenue. Economists expect a shortfall of RM17 billion in revenue for Malaysia for this year, a huge sum by any standard.
    No wonder the Internal Revenue Department is harassing businessmen with unreasonable investigations to get more money when they should be focusing on UMNO politicians who obtain huge donations in their bank accounts. Due to this revenue shortfall of RM 17 billion this year, BN is unlikely to go for early general elections unless they can fill in this revenue shortfall. 2017 to 2018 is expected to be a better economic year for Malaysia.
    In the meantime, BN is relying on extremist and racial issues to distract attention from our economic problems. Malaysians must prove that they are not so gullible to be deceived by BN when we should be united against the real economic challenges facing the country and not the imagined and false threats of non-Muslims against Islam or non-Malays against Malays.

    Comment by Jeremy — September 14, 2016 @ 4:44 PM | Reply

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