Vigil for Burma (Friday) October 3, 2007Posted 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.