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Gong Xi Fa Chai :D February 6, 2008

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Chinese New Year is a time of renewal and rebirth. 
Make this new year the most memorable Springtime in our history.

GONG XI FA CHAI,
XIN NIAN KUAI LEK
XIN NIAN GAI GEK!  

And this is my election song :D.
Have faith in the winds of change, believe in yourself and no mountain, no one, can stop you!

Saturday’s protest against price hikes January 27, 2008

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Take action on Saturday 26th Jan! January 25, 2008

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11 am
“Save Bukit Gasing” Residents Hearing
Venue: Community Hall, Jalan 5/46, Gasing Indah (opposite Petronas)

3 pm
Protest against Price Hike of Petrol, Toll, Food, EVERYTHING!
Venue: KLCC, Petronas side

Happy Pongal! January 15, 2008

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Please take a moment to remember Udayakumar, his mates in Kamunting, Waytha in UK and their families on this festive day.

A short introduction to Pongal (below) is forwarded by Motes John, who also forwarded to me the lovely card. (more…)

Salam Maal Hijrah 1429 January 11, 2008

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Saya ingin mengambil kesempatan untuk mengucapkan Selamat Menyambut Maal Hijrah 1429 kepada sahabat, rakan-rakan seperjuangan dan para pembaca muslimin dan muslimat.

Semoga tahun baru ini membawa kesedaran baru akan kepentingan untuk melakukan perubahan ke arah kebaikan, demi keadilan dan kesejahteraan.

World Human Rights Day 2007 December 10, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Event, Human Rights, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics.
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World Human Rights Day 2007 was spent at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court 1 and 2, with some of Malaysia’s finest folks – lawyers, activists, politicians, friends new and old, and Mr Velvet; who had all come to give support to our own ‘prisoners of conscience’ i.e. all those detained during the lawyers’ and civil society march yesterday and the wonderful brave men of BERSIH, especially from PAS’ Unit Amal.

Eight plus hours on spiky heels. Well worth it, seeing the Attorney-General sweat over small stuff like bail. (hehe…)

It was the most memorable HR Day ever. 😀

Abdullah Badawi declares war on Bar Council December 9, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Event, Human Rights, International, Malaysia, Politics.
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fight4freedom.jpgA march for freedom of assembly was halted and 8 persons, 5 of them
prominent human rights lawyers in Malaysia were arrested. Another was arrested at the premises of the Bar Council.

The names of those arrested, obtained thus far, at the March are as follows:-

1. R. Sivarasa
2. Latheefa Koya
3. N Surendran
4. Amer Hamzah Arshad
5. Eric Paulsen
6. Noorazah Othman
7. Anthony Andu

Edmund Bon, the chair of the Bar Council Human Rights Committee was
also arrested when he attempted to stop the Kuala Lumpur City Council
(DBKL) from taking down banners with human rights messages. (See Malaysiakini.com for details)

DBKL and the police were reported to have harrassed those who were at and outside the Bar Council premises.

The march, which was held in conjunction with World Human Rights Day,
began at 8 am from the Sogo Departmental Store and was expected to end
at Central Market. However they were unable to complete the march when
the police swooped in to detain them.

Those arrested are currently held at the IPK Kuala Lumpur (Kuala
Lumpur Police Headquarters) on Jalan Hang Tuah.

Opposition leader Lim Kit Siang today said,

“The police arrests of the eight on International Human Rights Day is doubly ominous for it is a clear symbol that the Abdullah premiership, which had started with the false promise of greater respect for human rights, has finally taken off its velvet glove to show the iron fist within to crush expressions of human rights in the country.” (source)

Bar declines, but lawyers will march on :) December 7, 2007

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fight4freedom.jpg“WE WILL MARCH ON SUNDAY!” says “Lawyers for Freedom of Assembly”.

“I write solely to declare that lawyers who are determined to defend the freedom to peacefully assemble will nevertheless march on Sunday Dec 9 at 7.30am from Sogo to Central Market in commemoration of Human Rights Day.

We will march for the following reasons :

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

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Hindraf rally: 500 arrested November 25, 2007

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Remember PM Abdullah Badawi’s fluffy feel-good line about wanting to hear the truth?

This is what happens when one speaks truth to UMNO/BN.

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(Pics above, AFP)

Thus far, Gobalakrishnan, Member of KeADILan Supreme Council, is the first to be remanded for 3 days. This was done at Ibu Pejabat Kontingen (IPK), Kuala Lumpur this evening around six pm. More to be remanded.

There were close to a hundred detained at IPK earlier, but the bulk of the protestors, numbering some 400, was held at PULAPOL (Pusat Latihan Polis) Jalan Semarak.

More later. Internet cafe not reading my thumbdrive 😦

On the gathering at Jalan Ampang, he (Inspector-General of Police Musa Hassan) said police exercised maximum restrain and only used water cannons and tear gas to disperse the crowd and there was no body contact. (Source: The Sun)

Pics of two young men who were injured during the rally. They were released from detention to seek hospital treatment. (more…)