4 April 2009

PPRM activists in Palu call on public to reject legislative elections

Tempo Interactive - March 30, 2009

Palu -- On March 30, activists from the Palu City
branch of the Union for the Politics of the Poor
(PPRM) in Central Sulawesi encouraged local
residents to reject next month’s legislative

Actions were held as several different locations
including the Masomba Market, the Inpres Manonda
Market, Birobuli, the Tua Market, the State College
of Islamic Religious Studies, the Muhammadiyah
Islamic University and the Tadulako University.

The PPRM appealed to the public not to trust the
political elite taking part in the elections. “Our
agenda is indeed to oppose the 2009 general
elections. So we have distributed 10 thousand
leaflets, containing shameful [information] about
the rotten politicians that are taking part in the
elections”, said Palu City PPRM spokesperson
Jamaluddin on Monday.

Similar actions, said Jamaluddin, will continue to
be held in the lead up to the April 9 elections,
adding that the current campaigns by the political
elite about bringing prosperity [to the people] are
nothing but a daydream.

The PPRM will be holding massive simultaneous action
against the elections in all parts of Indonesia on
April 5.

[Translated by James Balowski.]