More than 100 people attended the ‘Who’s the boss? Forum organised by PKR at a hotel here yesterday.
The speakers were independent state assemblyman George Lagong, PKR Sarawak Vice chairman See Chee How and Unimas political scientist Dr Andrew Aria while Anne Teo Chiang Joo, a lawyer, was the moderator.
PRS president Tan Sri James Masing whose recent statement, ‘jangan lawan tauke’ sparked a debate among the people that led to the holding of the forum turned down an invitation to speak at the forum. During the forum George said it was wrong to assume that the rakyat exercise their democratic power only during election and after that they were just a symbolic component of the democratic process during years in between the elections
“Having power for the people indicate that the people have an actual say in what the government is doing and that the government, being of the people, for the people, responds to the hopefully educated wishes of the populace.”
See in his presentation reminded the people that the basic principles of democracy is that the “People are the boss”.
“We are the boss, unless we allow others to be the boss. We can and should have our say in formulation and changes in the policies, we can and should have our say in the legislatures and to right the wrong, the injustices, the corruption, the abuse and wastages occasioned by the government,” he said.
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