I received this email earlier on:
This is a plea from the young people about this coming weekend and beyond. It would be great if you could forward this out to all who follow your blog or are on your blogroll so that they can also post the Voice your Choice badge. Thank you so much for your support and we hope Malaysia will stand up and be counted from here on.
According to the Election Commission (EC) Deputy Chairman, Wan Ahmad Wan Omar in a report dated in January 2010, 4.39 million or some 28% of Malaysians over the age of 21 have yet to register as a voter. These are alarming statistics which we believe we have to do something about. To put things into perspective, the state of Selangor itself has an estimated 787,000 unregistered voters.
The decisions we make today shape our tomorrow, individually as a community, and ultimately as a nation. That is why we are beginning another EPIC movement we call EPIC for Unity.
This is where we want the people to start having faith & hope in this nation that we call HOME and love dearly. It is understandable that it has indeed been challenging to develop such positive feelings toward a nation that displays such a blatant disregard for ethics and the rapid decay of moral values in our community. We understand that we are disillusioned and feelings of helplessness have inhabited our minds and wills, causing us to stop striving for what we youths want.
We want to believe that the power of ‘one’ is not simply overrated, just rarely challenged We want Positive Action not Negative Reactions We want to integrate not tolerate We want to stop complaining, and start acting We want our friends to stop migrating overseas and our parents to stop telling us to do so We want to be colour blind to our neighbours We want to stand up to be responsible for our collective future and believe that others want to as well
We want all this but what are you willing to do to get it?
We want to voice our choice the best and most civil way we know how in practicing our democratic right...
However before that happens, you first have to register as a voter... Have you? If you have, GOOD ON YA! If not, don’t feel bad, because the time is now.
We are on an EPIC Mission to gather 1,000,000 voters by the end of the year to mark the end of the first decade of this millennium.Yes, we said it! ONE MILLION! We believe that we will definitely hit and even exceed this number if you join us on this EPIC adventure to truly impact our community in an extraordinary way.
We will be launching our year-long campaign which we believe belongs to all of us on the 3rd and 4th of April. at Subang Parade, Amcorp Mall and E-curve Mall (formerly Cineleissure Damansara)
We will need at least 150 hands in promoting, registering,
setting up booths and pasting up posters.
We are targeting 20,000 people for the 2 day launch.
* in case you're wondering we have NO political affiliations whatsoever*
First things first, to clear all doubts and suspicion: neither EPIC for UNITY nor Voice your Choice are tools of any political party. We are strictly non-partisan and not affiliated with any political parties. We have found out that many people cannot comprehend this but YES, we are SINCERELY doing this because we realize as youths we need to take up our responsibility to make our nation something we can all be proud of. Nation development is rather tricky and even though we youths are anxious to make a difference, we dare not say we can do it without the wiser more experienced generation. Therefore, all who have asked if there is an age limit or if you are TOO OLD? The answer is NO there is no age limit to dreams.
Voice your Choice is created by youths for ALL Malaysians
This is what it is all about…
This is not about PR or BN or any political parties
This is not about overthrowing the government
This is where corporate and political rivals can work together to meet a common need
This is where our faiths unite regardless of religion
This is about uniting all Malaysians for Malaysia
This is where we obtain the peace that comes from within and are not driven by our environment or circumstance. Peace is with those who can wake up every morning knowing they have done everything to the best of their abilities in making this country a better place.
This is about conquering ourselves, finding our voice and believing that it counts. Only then can we know that this government, nation and world will be cured of the diseases that plague them.
This is about using a new yardstick to measure another fellow human, not by his race, status, and profession or academic achievement, but by the same belief that we want a better future and Equality for all.
The goal that we have set can only be met when we successfully organize ourselves as one people. When we hit the 2 million mark, only then will we know that we have conquered our past and successfully become one Rakyat.
We learn from our past but are never haunted by it. We are dedicated and committed to using our present to shape our future. Join us!
For all who wants to help out with promotion, setting up and registering voters, pls email us at
Pls do state which location you would prefer so that we could organize you.
Thanks ! We look forward to hearing from you.
DEAR ALL PLEASE NOTE THAT TUESDAY 30/3 WOULD BE THE CUT OFF DATE FOR VOLUNTEERS TO SIGN UP. PLEASE SEND US YOUR DETAILS AS LISTED BELOW TO SIGN UP
IF YOU CAN"T MAKE IT TO HELP OUT PLS MAKE SURE TO LET YOUR FRIENDS KNOW