Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ), Writers Alliance for Media Independence (WAMI), Charter 2000-Aliran and Civil Society Initiative for Parliamentary Reform (CSI-Parliament) call on Malaysians to vote wisely in the coming elections and to ensure that they vote in individuals with integrity to represent them in Parliament.
The first steps to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) have been taken. Participants at a two-day workshop in Kuala Lumpur agreed on a statement of principles that any FOIA needs to include. The organisers are calling for groups to endorse the principles. See the text for those principles in detail.