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Kuala Lumpur Protest Against C. Rice/US (2) July 28, 2006

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, International, Malaysia, Photography, Photojournalism, Politics.
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pldude.jpg SECOND DAY OF PROTEST:
Thousands marched for more than 3 km yesterday afternoon in the pelting rain, stopping briefly at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, where the Asean Regional Forum is being held and C. Rice was speaking, and later playing the piano!

The rally ended outside the US Embassy and despite the rain, everyone demonstrated for 2 hours.

There were PAS, KeADILan supporters, NGOs and even Shi’ites were out on the streets.

I was completely soaked for three hours. I didn’t have a lens hood, so my camera was drenched too.

Halfway, I ditched my tiny umbrella in favour of a large hairband, because the umbrella wasn’t doing anything to stop me from getting wet.

Alright, it was girly-pink too.

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Kuala Lumpur Protest Against C. Rice July 27, 2006

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, International, Malaysia, Photography, Photojournalism, Politics.
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Ang, Yap and Faisal make their message all too clear outside the Asean Ministerial Meeting at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Condi looks quite pretty here, with her signature necklace.

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Memory of happier moments July 27, 2006

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, International, Politics.
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originally uploaded by Baghdad Chris.

Photograph found shrewn on the streets in south Lebanon after buildings were shelled. (source: Chris Allbritton)

Pity the living and the days to come July 26, 2006

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, International, Politics, Readings.
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Some have asked if Hanady Salman is a real person.

Yes *she* is. Apart from writing for As-Safir, she writes a journal-like observations for an independent news site.

But it was her simple letter, unedited and complete with typos, which touched many people.

Below is her latest piece, dated 25th July, 2006.

Pity the living and the days to come
Hanady Salman writing from Beirut, Live from Lebanon, 25 July 2006

This “boom boom ha ha” technique doesn’t seem to work all the time, not with me, at least.

After 24 hours of “nothing” in Beirut, I was almost getting ready to bid you farewell, and thank you for your support during 14 long days.

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Come this Thursday, take the afternoon off… July 26, 2006

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, International, Politics.
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clip_image002.jpgJANGAN TUNDUK KEPADA IMPERIALIS AMERIKA SYARIKAT
BANTAH LAWATAN CONDOLEZZA RICE KE MALAYSIA

27 JULAI 2006

PROTES
DEMI RAKYAT LEBONAN DAN PALESTINE – DISERANG DAN DICEROBOH OLEH REJIM ISRAEL DENGAN SOKONGAN US

PROTES
DEMI RAKYAT IRAQ DAN AFGANISTAN – DIDUDUKI OLEH US DAN SEKUTUNYA

PROTES
TERHADAP PERJANJIAN FTA DENGAN US – UNTUK SELAMATKAN RAKYAT MALAYSIA

Kumpul di Menara Maxis – Menara Berkembar, KLCC pada 2.00PM (Khamis, 27 Julai 2006) sebelum kita berjalan ke Conventional Centre dimana Mesyuarat ASEAN ke 39 PERINGKAT MENTERI akan berlangsung dimana Condoleezza Rice dijadualkan berucap.

Diusahakan Oleh : GABUNGAN ANTI PERANG – MALAYSIA

Untuk pertanyaan :
S.Arutchelvan 019-2537791
Latheefa Koya 012-3842972
Yap Swee Seng 012-2015272

Letter from Lebanon (2) July 26, 2006

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, International, Politics.
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(Mass grave in Tyre)

From: Brooke A.
Date: Jul 24, 2006 8:44 PM
Subject: Update on my family and atrocities in Lebanon

Dear friends and family,

I am sending you this update about my family and unfolding atrocities in Lebanon because as U.S. taxpayers, we need to know what our tax dollars and our government are supporting and fueling. This weekend the U.S. government apporved to rush 1000 bombs to Israel, and Rice was in the Middle East tellign Israel it should ignore calls for a cease-fire.

My father-in-law, his wife and daughter arrived in DC yesterday and Rayan and I are thankful that they have arrived safely, although it is only a slight consolation because the rest of our extended family is still in Lebanon with our two elderly aunts trapped in thier village, Deir Keifa, in the South – and beyond our own family, we are horrified at the suffering that all of Lebanon must endure at this time.

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Letter from Lebanon July 26, 2006

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, International, Politics.
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This message was sent by Hanady Salman, an editor at a local Lebanese newspaper As-Safir.

“Dear friends and colleagues ,

You will all have to excuse me for sending this. It’s pictures of the bodies of babies killed by the israelis in South lebanon. They are all burnt. I need your help. I am almost certain these pictures won’t bepublished in the West, although they are associated press pictures.

aaa188.jpgI need your help exposing them if you can. The problem is these are people who were asked to leave their village , Ter Hafra , this morning , within two hours , or else…. So those who were able to flee went to the closer UN base wherethey were asked to leave. I think that after the Qana massacres in 1996 when civilians were bombed after they took shelter in UN headquarters , the UN does not want to be responssible for the lives of civilians.

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Alif Ba Ta (South Thailand) July 21, 2006

Posted by elizabethwong in Islam in Southeast Asia, Photography, Photojournalism, Politics, Southeast Asia, Travel.
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An Ustaz using games in the lesson of ‘ABCs’ (Alif Ba Ta) of Arabic in the small mosque of the village.

Snack time July 21, 2006

Posted by elizabethwong in Islam in Southeast Asia, Photography, Photojournalism, Politics, Southeast Asia, Travel.
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Half-time for snacks!

River July 18, 2006

Posted by elizabethwong in Islam in Southeast Asia, Photography, Photojournalism, Southeast Asia, Travel.
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The best part of the trip was this river. Crisp cold, clean running water.
Both boys and girls spend their afternoons playing ‘Superman’ here, performing all sorts of acrobatics.

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