NGO disagrees with emergency as way of suspending polls

KUCHING: Rise of Social Efforts (ROSE) has expressed its disagreement on the declaration of a state of emergency as a way of suspending elections. “Elections are the way that democracies choose the government of the day. Other countries have shown that it is possible to conduct safe elections in this time of the pandemic,” said its president Ann Teo when contacted by New Sarawak Tribune. Continue reading

Launch of statewide youth voter outreach via Bengkel Kesedaran Demokrasi bersama Belia Sarawak 2020/2021

In line with the implementation of the UNDI 18 policy and automatic voter registration estimated to be in July 2021, ROSE-Rise of Social Efforts has launched a special voter education initiative for young Sarawakians who will reach the age of eligibility as a voter(18 yo) or who will vote for the very first in the next election. Continue reading

ROSE against holding S’wak polls in midst of Covid-19 third wave

5 Oct 2020 KUCHING: Any move to call for a Sarawak state election during a time when the country is facing another outbreak of Covid-19 would be highly irresponsible, said Rise of Social Efforts (ROSE) president Ann Teo. Continue reading

Civil Action Group Urges S’wakians To Be Politically Aware

The Borneo Post · 17 Sep 2020 KUCHING: Rise of Social Efforts (ROSE) a civil action group has called on Sarawakians, particularly young or first time voters, to familiarise themselves with the political process, political parties, their ideology, manifesto and past history. Continue reading

Terus Bertenang dan Daftar Undi: Di Matang Mall Hujung Minggu ini

Persatuan Pemangkin Daya Masyarakat (ROSE) akan membuka kaunter pendaftaran pengundi baharu di Matang Mall, Matang pada Sabtu & Ahad ini -29 Februari dan 1 Mac 2020. Kaunter akan dibuka dari jam 11 pagi sehingga 7 malam. Orang ramai yang berusia 21 tahun dan keatas dijemput untuk mendaftarkan diri sebagai pengundi baharu pada masa dan hari tersebut. Continue reading

Imperiled Democracy

Despite winning the popular vote and forming the government of the day, and getting on with the job of governing, fulfilling its manifesto including institutional reforms, certain politicians within the ruling coalition has chosen to betray the peoples’ mandate given to them in the last PRU. Continue reading

Kaunter Pendaftaran Pengundi Baharu dibuka di Matang Mall pada 1 dan 2 Februari 2020

Semua anak Sarawak yang berusia 21 tahun dan keatas yang masih belum mendaftarkan diri sebagai pengundi disarankan untuk buat sedemikian secepat mungkin.  Penganjur Program, Persatuan Pemangkin Daya Masyarakat atau R.O.S.E.-Rise of Social Efforts akan membuka kaunter pendaftaran pengundi baharu di Matang Mall, Matang bermula dari pukul 11 pagi sehingga pukul 7 malam pada 1-2hb Febuari 2020.    Continue reading

Make #UndiLuarKawasan possible for S'wakians

LETTER | In an attempt to study and gauge the responses of Sarawakian voters with voting addresses in Sarawak but working and studying outside of the state towards absentee voting reforms, Persatuan Pemangkin Daya Masyarakat recently ran an online public survey via a Google questionnaire shared over social media. Continue reading

New voter registration taking place at Aeon Mall this weekend

KUCHING: Individuals aged 21 and above who have yet to register as voters are urged to do so at a voter registration drive which will be held at Aeon Mall here today (Nov 30) and tomorrow (Dec 1). Organised by Rise of Social Efforts (ROSE), the campaign will run from 11am to 7pm and is aimed at encouraging all Sarawakians aged 21 and above to register themselves as voters in light of the next state election, which is due mid-2021. Continue reading

Donate & Support ROSE!

September 22, 2019 LETTER OF APPEAL Selamat Hari Malaysia dear friends and supporters! To those who had supported us in our last fund-raising campaign in August 2017, many thanks once again! Your contributions matched & supported our efforts and we witnessed the historic 14th General Elections. To see what we had achieved, do read our “Year in Review-2018” post (link at end of letter**).  Below are some updates. 2019 Updates (Photo credit : Fabrizio Belardetti) 1. Approval by Registrar of Societies R.O.S.E. was officially registered with the Registrar of Societies in April 2019 under the name of Persatuan Pemangkin Daya Masyarakat (PPDM). However, unofficially, we continue to use the acronym R.O.S.E - Rise of Social Efforts. This registration is of significance as it validates our status as a civil society organization in any collaboration with governmental agencies and also in funding strategies. 2. New Voters Registration Several ROSE members were appointed as Assistant Registration Officers with the Elections Commission under the Bersih 2.0 banner. This was done prior to the passage of Undi 18 and automatic voter registration which is not expected to be in time for the coming Sarawak State Election. Moreover, some have given feedback that the online registration procedure by EC is not user friendly, thus discouraging usage. Hence for Sarawak, manual voter registration must continue leading up to PRN12. For semi-rural and rural areas we have identified and appointed ‘Local Champions’ from about 12 ‘kawasan’ throughout Sarawak to work with us to capture those eligible but unregistered. To date, we have helped to register about 1,000 new voters this year. 3.  Civic and Voter Education programmes and initiatives i.   Our “Chat with R.O.S.E” public forum was held on 28 April 2019 at the Summer Mall in Kota Samarahan on the topic: Youth & Employment with panelists Datuk Idris Buang, Information Head of PBB/ADUN of Muara Tuang and Mr Andrew Lo, Secretary of MTUC Sarawak who is also an activist and unionist. More than 100 people attended this forum. ii.   We organised a Voters Education session on 20th June for 80 students of UCSI Kuching Campus in collaboration with Akademi Pilihan Raya KL whose trainer facilitated the session. If Not Now, Then When? If Not You, Then Who? Continue reading