Have you already signed the Petition for the Freedom of Information Act?
(We will be launching a fresh signature campaign on 1st June.
Watch out for the announcement)
Sign the Petition
According to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) Report for Q3 2007, Malaysia now has 1,229,000 broadband subscriptions and 3,910,000 dial-up subscriptions representing 4.5% and 14.6% penetration rates respectively. This translates into approximately 5,139,000 internet subscribers!
As of this writing, there is a sad total of 456 persons who have signed the petition?
Does this mean that Malaysians don’t care? I think not. Within a matter of hours, more than RM30,000 was donated by generous Malaysians who cared that dear Raja Petra Kamarudin had been jailed for alleged sedition.
So why have so few signed the petition? I suspect it’s because they don’t know about it. Test it yourself. Turn around and ask the person next to you… “Have you signed the Petition for Freedom of Information?”. A likely response could well be, “Huh? What?”.
Well, what can you do about it? Make it a personal mission to pass the word around. Post in your blog. Send out e-mail. Send out SMS. Call them on their office or home phones. Tell people personally.
If each person can reach 10 persons, get them to sign the petition, and reach out similarly to another 10 persons, the outreach will quickly multiply. Within a week, we should be able to hit the first target of 10,000 signatures.
So why are you still here? Get going. 🙂