what is PRESSURE GROUP??

Let’s my frend, we go for the deeper and detail about the PRESSURE GROUP from topic legal-political dimension in chapter 3, The Environment and Corporate Culture MGM 3101 , Principle Management that we take for this second semester.

Actually, this word ‘PRESSURE GROUP’ are not too be stress during lecturer, juz it’s introduction and meaning, but i’m quite interesting to discover it more detail what is Pressure group.

Here, i juz paste what i read from internet..

What are pressure groups?

• Organisations of people who believe in the same cause
• They have strongly held views and wish to influence some aspect of society
• Groups of people working together usually have more effect than individuals

What rights do pressure groups have?

• They have the right to criticise the government
• They have the right to hold meetings
• They have the right to protest
• They have the right to make their views known by using the media

What responsibilities do pressure groups have?

• They have the responsibility to base their criticism on fact
• Meetings should be peaceful and legal
• They should inform the local authorities and the police when they are making a protest
• They have a responsibility not to intimidate

What methods do pressure groups use?

• Internet – email and web sites
• Letters
• Lobbying
• Petitions
• Demonstrations
• Mass media campaigns (T.V., radio and newspapers)

What are some pressure groups?

• Shelter – aim to help homeless people
• Amnesty international – defends human rights
• Greenpeace – campaigns on environmental issues
• CBI (Confederation of British Industry) – promotes business interests
• TUC (Trade Unions) – promotes workers interests
• ASH (Action on Smoking Health) – anti-smoking group
• FORREST – pro smoking group

Islamic NGOs urged to play pressure group role
2009-12-19 18:12

KUALA TERENGGANU, Dec 19 (Bernama) — Islamic non-governmental organisations (NGOs) need to be more brave in playing the role of pressure groups to help the government solve problems concerning the religion, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Jamil Khir Baharom.

He said it was time for the NGOs to actively fight for the interests of Mulisms in Malaysia, regardless of the different names and logos carried by each organisation.

“As a country with a democratic political system, pressure groups are another political element that can influence a nation’s political scenario.

“As such, NGOs need to act as pressure groups that are organised, strategic, and proactive,” he said at the opening of the East Coast of Malaysia Islamic Charity Council (MAIM) congress, here today.

The text of his speech was read out by Islamic Da’wah Foundation (YADIM) Administration and Finance general manager, Dr Abdul Ghani Mohammad. The congress saw the participation of over 20 NGOs from Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu.

MySinchew 2009.12.19

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