KUALA LUMPUR: A new coalition of over 40 Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) was formed today following a historic meeting that took place in Kampung Pandan Indah involving heads of these organisations and a number of activists.
The coalition, Gagasan Tiga (G3), was formulated on the basis of there being a need to unite the Malays and to counter negative aspects of federal governance following the unprecedented defeat of Barisan Nasional during the 14th general election (GE14).
The meeting that finalized terms of associations related to the coalition was chaired by Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) president Dato’ Azwanddin Hamzah and appointed Gerakan Malaysiaku Tanahairku chief Raggie Jessy as coalition chairman and Consent Malaysia president Amran Ahmad Nor as his deputy.
Following its formation, G3 held its inaugural meeting and established four key areas that required immediate attention, namely, the unity of the Malays, the sanctity of Islam, the eminence of the Monarchical Institution and the welfare of the ummah.
A key aspect that led to G3’s formation is the general consensus among leaders of the NGOs that there exists a threat to the Malays and the religion of Islam owing to the manner in which the Government of Malaysia (GoM) is run.
G3 has committed to issue a formal declaration in the coming few days to make public its vision and mission statements.