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Program Jom Daftar Undi and One Buck Short ConcertJom Daftar Undi is a six-month program to actively register new voters. Wewill open counter together with Suruhanhanjaya Pilihanraya (SPR) at the mainhall of QueensBay Mall from November, 2009 to April, 2010. It isnon-partisan and neutral program, and supported by the Government agency.
We feel strongly that register as voter is every citizen's obligation. It isthey duty to come forward to register themselves.
To mark the start of this six month program, we begin with a launching forJom Daftar Undi by organizing a Concert by One Buck Short Band (OBS). OBS isa popular band that has followings across the country. Hopefully, they willattract young people and create awareness about the importance to registeras voter. The event will be officiated by Deputy Chief Minister I of Penang,YB Dr. Mansor bin Othman.
Several young YBs across the country will also grace the event andhopefully, their youthfulness will attract young voters to interact withthem and thus creating the awareness that young people can also change thecountry for the better. (See list below)
*The launching of "Jom Daftar Undi" program:*Date: November 7th, 2009 (saturday)Time: 4.00pm-6.30pmVenue: QueensBay Mall North Zone Ground Floor, PenangOrganizer: The Office of YB Sim and Suruhanjaya Pilihanraya (SPR)Dignitaries: YB Dr. Mansor (Guest of honor), YB Nurul Izzah, YB Yusmadi, YBManikumar, YB Amir Shari, YB Sim Tze Tzin and many more.
This event is organized by the Office of YB Sim Tze Tzin, ADUN PantaiJerejak together with Suruhanjaya Pilihanraya. The Queensbay Mall isgenerous enough to host the event. We also recieved the support from UnitEhsan Malaysia and many individuals to become volunteers in this event. Theevent will be opened by Deputy Chief Minister I of Penang, YB Dr. Mansor binOthman.
Together, several young YBs from across the country will beparticipating in this activity. They are namely: YB Nurul Izzah, MP LembahPantai, YB Yusmadi Yusoff, MP Balik Pulau, YB Manikumar, Exco Kedah, YB AmirShari, ADUN Batu Cave. YB Sim Tze Tzin, ADUN Pantai Jerejak is the host forthis event.
*Why Jom Daftar Undi?*According to statistics by UNDP Malaysia Report and Merdeka Center YouthSurvey, about 44% of young people did not register to vote. About 32% ofpopulation of Malaysia is between 20-39 years old. Therefore it is estimatedthat about 3.6 million eligible voters did not register to vote. This is astaggering number.
Most of the young people surveyed by Merdeka center thought that voting isnot high priority in their lives. Among other reasons given are busy andother commitment, no time, indifferent or negative towards politics. Some 8%of people surveyed even said they don't know where to register as voter.
*Objectives of this event*Given this background, we think that it is important to engage young peoplein this political process, to exercise their democratic rights, to give themgreater say in the future of this country.
Therefore, we want to register as many young voters as possible during thisperiod.
It is also noteworthy to state that, with General Election speculated to beheld within next 12 months, it is vital to register early because, it willtake about 6 months to process the voters list. We do not want to repeat theexperience of 1999, a many as 680,000 young voters registered but did notgranted the voting rights because of "long process time".
Queensbay Mall is strategically situated at the heart of FTZ, Bayan Baru,where large crowd of young people stay work and entertain themselves. Wehope this will attract more young people to register.
*Volunteers Needed*As this is a six month continuous program, we need volunteers to help manthe counter every saturday 3-5pm. If you feel strongly about this Jom DaftarUndi Exercise, Please contact our coordinator Jason <firstname.lastname@example.org> andAfif <email@example.com> to volunteer in this program.
*The Schedule Launching Program**4.30pm: Ice-breaking by MC
5.00pm: Cheerleading / Boom Boom Dance
5.20pm: Opening Speech by YB Sim Tze Tzin
5.30pm: Opening / launch by DCM I Dr Mansor
5.35pm: Band Performance (ONE BUCK SHORT), followed by Interactive Gameswith audience and Young YBs.*
Sim Tze TzinADUN Pantai JerejakState Assemblyman of Penang12-J-2 Jalan Rumbia11900 Bayan Lepas,Pulau PinangTel: +6019 472 8099Fax: 04-2260633Website: www.pantaijerejak.comBlog: www.simformalaysia.comfacebook: firstname.lastname@example.org: email@example.com