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Dec 8-9: Valley of Hope November 30, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Heritage, History, Human Rights, Malaysia, Note2Self, Photography, Politics.
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SEVENTY-seven years ago, in an isolated valley of Bukit Lagong, Sungai Buloh, Selangor, there were leprosy patients, sent to live in the Sungai Buloh Leprosy Settlement, where they found hope and dignity. It was a heaven that allowed them to re-define themselves as human beings and enabled them to make friends and sustain friendships, express their feelings, form families and be individuals who contributed to their own community.

Recently, the government announced plans to preserve part of the settlement as a national heritage. But 40 acres (16.19ha) of the settlement has been surrendered to the government, to make way for the medical faculty of the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM). 

Title: “I Love Valley of Hope” Carnival

Date: 8 – 9 December 2007 (Saturday & Sunday)

Title: “I Love Valley of Hope” Carnival

Venue: Dewan Orang Ramai, Sg.Buloh Leprosy Settlement

Initiated by: Sungai.Buloh Settlement CouncilOrganiser: Save Valley of Hope Solidarity Group

Co-organiser: KLSCAH Youth Section, SUARAM, Lost Generation Space Supportive Media: Photo Creator Magazine, Ai FM

VISION: To preserve Sg Buloh Leprosy Settlement as a heritage for mankind
MISSION:

1.Firmly acknowledge the immortality right of living of the lepers patients in Sg Buloh Leprosy Settlement.

2.Introduce the Valley of Hope, educate and create awareness among the public regarding the importance of preserving heritage.

3.Assemble the support and strength of all groups, in corroboration of saving and preserving the Sg Buloh Leprosy Settlement as National Heritage.

Day 1: 8 Dec 07 (Saturday)

*10am-6pm Photo, Leprosy Settlement History and Flora Exhibition

*9am -12pm Drawing Competition

*1pm -2pm Opening Ceremony

*10am -1pm Movies/Documentaries Sharing 

* 2pm-5pm Forum: The Value of Preserving Heritage (Mandarin) 

2 days 1 night “I Love Valley of Hope” Youth Camp 

Day 2: 9 Dec 07 (Sunday)

8am-12pm Family Day & Exposure Trip

10am-3pm Photo,Leprosy Settlement History and Flora Exhibition

10am-12pm Movies/Documentaries Sharing

12pm-3pm Cultural Stage Performances 

Don’t miss this exciting and interesting carnival!!! Be there and have fun !!! And some of my photographs of Sg Buloh will be exhibited there:P)

Call Ms Chua 012-7355025 or Ms Choong 019-3503563 for further information.

被掳走22个小时, 她回家了 November 29, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics, Women.
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光华日报- 二零零七年十一月二十九日 下午五时八分

(吉隆坡29日讯)昨早在公司停车场被掳走的貌美女子吴薇薇经历惊心动魄约22个小时后,今天早上已安然脱险!

雪州副刑事调查主任颜天记助理总监今日向本报证实,昨日在公司停车场前被掳走的貌美女子吴薇薇已于今早7时许被释放,目前在家休 (more…)

Freed: Dora Goh November 29, 2007

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Dora has been freed.Thanks everyone for your swift action, prayers and kind thoughts :)

請救救 Dora。 November 29, 2007

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(For those who’d prefer the Dora appeal in Chinese.)

親愛的大家,
Dora芳齡二十五的 Dora 今晨在莎亞南 (in front of Padini Holdings) 被二人綁架。

目擊者稱綁匪是開一輛銀色的 Toyota Camry,車牌號碼是 7641。

麻煩大家看到以上車子,或是 Dora 本身的話,請立刻報警。

如有其它疑問,請電: CHIN WEI, NG +60 16427 2625。

讓大家發揮網際網絡的威力,和博客間守望相助的精神,通力合作把人找回來。

如果人沒事,就功德無量了。

如果能把那些混蛋捉拿歸案,就更好了;讓這些人渣繼續橫行是天地不容的。

胡某。
希望警察能發揮效用罷。

(Source: JerryWho)

肥瘦双匪强抱上车 美女遭掳走 November 29, 2007

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( 光华日报) 二零零七年十一月二十八日 晚上十一时五十四分
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(吉隆坡28日讯)华裔妙龄女子吴薇薇今早将车子停泊准备上班时,突遭2名一瘦一肥的华裔匪徒强行抱上一辆灰银色的旧款丰田Camry轿车,迄今下落不明。

匪徒在掳人过程中不超过1分钟,不过得逞后却慢条斯理离开案发现场,令人费解!

有目击者目睹在事发时,女事主除了整个蹲在地上尖叫及挣扎,惟2名匪徒依然强行将她抱住然后丢在前者轿车的后座后,复慢条斯理离开停车场,朝往大路离开。

母亲:不曾与人结怨 为何掳我女儿

“我们没有与任何人结怨,为何匪徒掳走我的女儿!”

遭匪徒掳走吴薇薇的母亲李氏,今日在女儿工作的地点即案发地点附近受询及指出,她不清楚,为何女儿成为匪徒的猎物,而且他们一家4口不曾与人结怨,更没有得罪他人。

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Malaysian police so damn brave November 28, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Human Rights, Malaysia, Politics, Race Relations.
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Watch how a gaggle of coppers arrest a man during the Hindraf rally on Jalan Ampang (1 man vs 10?) and a police officer in uniform gave the f’ler a nice kick in the ribs.

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Waliao! So damn brave lar our police (that’s why our crime rate so low - not). But when tens of thousands are in front of you, would youi dare kick that man?

Puk-puk-puk…

(The sound effects are also applicable to PM Abdullah Badawi – a real chicken for threatening to use the ISA.)

Kidnapped: Dora Goh November 28, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Malaysia, Note2Self, Women.
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OUR COLLEAGUE, DORA GOH WAS KIDNAPPED THIS MORNING AT OUR OFFICE OPEN PARKING LOT IN GLENMARIE.

ACCORDING TO AN EYE WITNESS, SHE WAS GRABBED BY 2 CHINESE GUYS (ONE IS FAT, ONE IS THIN AND TALL) ANOTHER CHINESE GUY IS DRIVING. THE ONLY THING THAT WERE ABLE TO RETRIEVE IN THIS SUDDEN INCIDENT WAS THEY WERE DRIVING A SILVER COLOUR TOYOTA CAMRY WITH LAST PLATE NO 7641.

OUR FRIEND’S LIFE MAY BE AT STAKE. PLS HELP US TO HELP HER.

IF ANY OF YOU SHOULD HAPPEN TO HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THIS MATTER, PLS CONTACT THE NEAREST POLICE STATION.

Readings: Future in the streets? November 28, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Human Rights, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics, Race Relations.
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(This piece first appeared in Malaysiakini.com on 28 Nov 2007, and should provide some reflection for those who still think Sunday’s rally was ethno-religio-centric, an act akin to gorging one’s eyes to remain completely blind to the plight and pulse of the poor and marginalised.)

Future in the streets?
M Nadarajah

Nov 24…

I had taken my grandniece to a mall to get her some materials she required to maintain her scrapbook. As she got into the mall foyer, she saw huge decorative pieces put up there to welcome the Christmas season and the New Year. She said, “So beautiful….” Then she paused for a while and said, “Thatha (Grandfather), why Deepavali not so beautiful…?”

I could not respond. Frankly, I had no immediate answer to the innocent query.

I could not explain the politics or economics of it all to a littlegirl. Nor could I share thoughts about the growing global commercial culture around Christmas. It immediately saddened me to note that this little Malaysian, hardly 8-years-old, had just uttered her first observation of a discriminatory environment she will be growing up in.

To respond, I just mumbled, “Yes…but this is beautiful…”, obviously avoiding the question. For the moment, that was it, and we were immersed in the things she needed to buy. But I was certain that the observation would be registered and archived in her long-term memory.

The meaning of this little episode dawned on me only a day later.

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UMNO: Samseng party November 27, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics.
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Apparently today’s supposed to be the PM’s birthday.
So is this the present his men gave to him at the Kelantan State Assembly?
Are these the kind of representatives we want in our state assemblies and in Parliament?

‘Mari lawan’ became a reality in the Kelantan State Legislative Assembly yesterday, when State Assemblyman, Dato’ Nozula Mat Diah (BN / UMNO-Paloh) kicked Mohd Zaki Ibrahim (PAS-Kelaboran) during Question and Answer Session in Kelantan State Assembly.

The 2 minute-4 second video clip recorded the ‘black day’ of Kelantan State Assembly in the 50-year history of the nation.

Blatant racial profiling November 27, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Huh?!, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics, Race Relations.
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“Some 20,000 penyangak (crooks) who participated in the rally would not jeopardise our viewpoint of the entire community,” he (Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Nazri Abdul Aziz) told a press conference at the Parliament lobby today. (Malaysiakini, 27 November 2007)

:-O

Now “Indians = Crooks”???!!! WTF.

Someone, anyone, please stop them from opening their mouths.

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