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Vigil for Burma (Friday) October 3, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Event, Human Rights, International, Malaysia, Politics, Southeast Asia.

A Solidarity vigil will be held this Friday night, in support of Burma’s people, who are unable to exercise their fundamental rights in their country, and to express our opposition towards the Burma military junta’s bloody crackdown on protestors.

There are now reports filing in, that hundreds have been killed and some 6,000 people are being held at various detention facilities. Thousands of monks have been forcibly defrocked and are believed to be on their way to the military junta’s deadly labour camps.


The vigil is an initiative of civil society organisations, including Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), Civil Rights Committee of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH-CRC), Youth For Change (Y4C) and Amnesty International (AI) Malaysia.


Date: Friday, 5 October 2007

Time: 8 p.m.

Venue: KLCC (entrance nearest to Menara Maxis, opposite Avenue K)


Please come to show your solidarity. Please bring candles, candle-holders, tang-lungs, pelitas and banners. Wear your red top too.


“Please use your liberty to promote ours”
– Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, detained Nobel Peace Laureate.


For further information, please contact SUARAM (MoonHui) at 03-77843525 or Amnesty International (K.Shan) at 03-79552680.


1. tupingera - October 3, 2007

don’t let the attention-seeking, publicity-craving hypocrite-in-law hijack this one too.

2. ghostline - October 3, 2007

Hello EW,

Great initiative, unfortunately will not be in KL to attend the vigil. Throw the SIL in the river if he tries to hijack this one.

May I suggest that if possible, some of the messages on the banners should be directed at the Chinese govt as well as the Burmese govt. The fact remains that only China has any real leverage over the Burmese junta, and the Chinese govt is anxious to maintain a squeaky-clean image ahead of the Olympics, i.e. China is vulnerable to international pressure right now. Am trying to organise a small protest in Singapore at the Chinese embassy as well. Ironically, SG is even more uptight about public assembly than Malaysia… they’re just less trigger-happy.

There is also a ‘Free Burma’ Internet campaign on, driven by and supported by the international blogger community. So far 3,300 international bloggers have signed on as of this time. Tomorrow we’ll be posting in unified support of the Burmese people.

Details here:


3. MM Miow - October 3, 2007

Hope PKR and Khairy’s new machai Tian Chua also dont hijack this program lor


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7. ghostline - October 5, 2007

Hello EW,

Two unreasonable Malaysian satyagrahis (that’s all we could scrounge up; the bright side is that it circumvents the need to get a permit) will be staging a peaceful protest in solidarity with the Burmese people later this morning outside the Chinese Embassy in Singapore.

I’ve posted a poster and brief memorandum (targeted at the Chinese govt) on my blog; I can’t say that it’s entirely applicable to the KLCC vigil but all are welcome to use them if found to be useful.

All the best for the vigil tonight.

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