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(GE12) Yes, it’s one-2-one! February 22, 2008

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The Opposition will contest in EVERY seat for the first time in the history of Malaysia….and it’s one-2-one! (see news below, and report in Malaysiakini)

Friends, readers, countrymen/women,

The Opposition has achieved what was thought to be impossible. The negotiators have taken the hopes of every concerned, right-thinking Malaysian into consideration and thus, struggled hard all these months, even as late as yesterday.

Now, let us all write our future, and together, let’s make history.
Vote for Change!

Setiap Kerusi Ditanding Satu Lawan Satu

Kuala Lumpur, 21 Feb – Pihak Pembangkang Malaysia akan bertanding setiap kerusi untuk kali pertama dalam sejarah negara Malaysia.“Pada pilihanraya-pilihanraya yang lepas BN ada menang beberapa kerusi tanpa dicabar dan kami mahu memastikan setiap kerusi ditanding kali ini,” kata Timbalan Presiden KeADILan Azmin Ali.

“Ini adalah perkembangan yang besar untuk pihak pembangkang,” kata Azmin.

“Kami mahu menunjukkan bahawa kami berwibawa dan berkemampuan untuk berlawan dengan BN. Kami juga ingin memberitahu para pengundi bahawa kami bersedia untuk memimpin.”

Pihak pembangkang telah bertungkus lumus untuk memastikan tiada kerusi yang bercanggah dan setiap kerusi dijangka ditanding satu-lawan satu.


Nightingale as statistician January 16, 2008

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Although remembered as the mother of modern nursing, (Florence) Nightingale was an accomplished statistician too. She was particularly innovative in presenting data visually. The example above, of a type now known as “Nightingale’s Rose” or “Nightingale’s Coxcomb”, comes from her monograph, “Notes on matters affecting the health, efficiency and hospital administration of the British army” published in 1858. In the same year she became the first female fellow of the Statistical Society of London (now Royal Statistical Society).
[Source: Economist, “Charts – Worth A Thousand Words”, 19 Dec 2007]

Dec 8-9:Valley of Hope (2) December 3, 2007

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

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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

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.

Rakyat pantang dicabar! November 10, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Event, History, Human Rights, Politics.
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Last night, Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi stupidly said, “Saya pantang dicabar” (I will not be challenged by BERSIH).

That no doubt pissed a lot of fence sitters off.

artmalaysiaprotestapgi.jpgToday, 50,000 people rallied in Kuala Lumpur (see AFP photo on right – WOW!), braving rain and massive police force to reach the Royal Palace in order to hand in the memorandum on free and fair elections. The police were helpless when confronted by a feisty sea of yellow.





Video: 10 tahun sebelum Merdeka October 19, 2007

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Ulangtahun ke-60 Hartal Se-Malaya October 19, 2007

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Save the Seal October 3, 2007

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To questions on PKR’s claims of conflicts of interest – Haidar on his role in the 1988 judicial crisis and Lee on his public and private positions, namely the NS Council chairperson which had its own scandals involving the death of its trainees, and his position as a Media Prima Sdn Bhd director – Haidar said he could not stop people from questioning the panel members’ ability.“Our conscience is clear. Anybody can make allegations,” he said, adding that he “did not want to enter into arguments” when asked on his role in the Salleh’s sacking. (The Sun)

When I was a wee lil’ thing, way way back in 1988, I found myself at the Bangsar night market in front of a table with petitions and badges for sale.

I bought two. One was bright yellow, about the independence of the judiciary with the Bar Council logo; the other was a plain white button badge.

“Save the Seal”


(1) Bar Council vs VK Lingam (1998) HC October 2, 2007

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A worthwhile addition to one’s archives, from the Malaysian Bar website.





[RAYUAN SIVIL NO: 17-73-96]
2 MAC 1998


Hashim Yusoff H: Perayu di dalam kes ini merayu terhadap keputusan Lembaga Tatatertib Peguam-Peguam (Lembaga Tatatertib) bertarikh 21 Jun 1996 yang memutuskan bahawa penyiasatan oleh Tribunal Penyiasatan mengenai aduan pihak perayu terhadap responden adalah tidak perlu.

Peguam perayu di hadapan kami telah menghujahkan di atas perkara-perkara seperti yang tertera di memorandum rayuan yang boleh diringkaskan seperti berikut:

(1) bahawa Lembaga Tatatertib tidak meneliti aduan yang dibuat.

(2) bahawa Lembaga Tatatertib gagal memberi pertimbangan terhadap kritikan hebat oleh Mahkamah Rayuan terhadap tingkahlaku responden, khususnya, yang dikatakan menyalahguna proses Mahkamah Tinggi dengan memanipulasi prosidur Mahkamah di dalam kes Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur Guaman Sivil No. R3-25-3-1995. (3) Bahawa Lembaga Tatatertib tersilap dan segi undang-undang apabila mengambilkira keputusan Mahkamah Persekutuan yang bertarikh 12 Ogos 1995 dalam Permohonan Sivil Mahkamah Persekutuan No. 08-48 tahun 1995.

(4) Bahawa Lembaga Tatatertib dalam bersandarkan keputusan Mahkamah Persekutuan itu telah melepaskan tanggungjawabnya untuk memberi dan menyiasat aduan terhadap responden.

(5) Bahawa Lembaga Tatatertib sekurang-kurangnya patut mendengar aduan yang dibuat oleh majlis peguam/perayu itu dan tidak sepatutnya secara terus menyelesaikan perkara itu.

Aduan oleh Majlis Peguam/Perayu di dalam kes ini terdapat di dalam suratnya (surat aduan) yang bertarikh 18 Mac 1996 kepada Lembaga Tatatertib (sila rujuk m.s. 13 rekod rayuan). Kandungan surat aduan menjelaskan dakwaandakwaan yang dibuat terhadap responden secara terperinci dan kami fikir tidak perlu diulangkan di sini. Di dalam surat aduan itu Lembaga Tatatertib diminta untuk menyiasat terhadap perkara yang diadukan itu mengikut s. 100 Akta Profesyen Undang-undang 1976 (Akta), yang memperuntukkan, antara lain, seperti berikut:


Long walk to freedom September 26, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Event, History, Human Rights, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics, Southeast Asia.


(L-R) Edmund, Amer and Jonah.

They walked the extra mile (actually it was 5 km!) to reach the Palace of Justice, when the police stopped the buses.