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Suaram: Demonising HINDRAF hurts Malaysia December 7, 2007

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SUARA RAKYAT MALAYSIA
Address:433A, Jalan 5/46, Gasing Indah, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Telephone: +6 03 7784 3525 Fax: +6 03 7784 3526
Email: suaram@suaram.net Web: www.suaram.net

PRESS STATEMENT: 7 December 2007

Demonising HINDRAF hurts Malaysia:
Class, not ethnicity should be national focus

The intensive media and political attacks against HINDRAF for almost two weeks have served only to hurt and embarrass the nation.

Instead of addressing and resolving the substantive and the essence of HINDRAF’s grievances, the government has instead sought to use all its available resources and state functionaries – from the police to government-linked non-government organisations (GONGOs), from the mass media to government institutions such as the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM), to demonise and vilify HINDRAF and Malaysian citizens of Indian descent.

This reflects badly on the government of Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi, who rode into power in 2004 on the promise that he would listen and act on the people’s grievances. However when citizens march on the streets wanting to be heard, the Prime Minister, who is also the Internal Security Minister, turned a deaf ear and instead threw chemically-laced water and teargas canisters at them.

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警方如临大敌设路障“过滤” November 9, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Huh?!, Human Rights, Malaysia, News Archive, Note2Self, Politics.
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Malaysiakini (Chinese version) reports the ‘seige’ mentality of the Abdullah Badawi regime and a bit on TraxxFM. It’s beginning to sound as if we’re a cousin of Burma:-

警方如临大敌设路障“过滤”
公选盟列出四替代地点供聚集

07年11月9日 下午4:48

为了阻止干净及公平选举联盟(Bersih),简称公选盟)在本周六所号召的万人选举改革大集会,警方已经开始在通往吉隆坡市中心的大道上,设立路障,以“过滤和检查”前来参与公选盟大集会的外州人士。

加叻大道、南北大道也设路障

目击者宣称警方自昨日起,已在吉隆坡市繁忙的古晋路以及加叻大道设立路障,以“过滤和检察”那些来自东海岸的驾车人士。

据悉公选盟成员之一的回教党及人民公正党,正在动员来自吉兰丹及登嘉楼大本营的支持者前来参与这项大集会。而星期五及星期六,也正碰巧是这两个州属的假日。

另一名来自马六甲的目击者则告诉《当今大马》说,警方也在靠近亚罗牙也(Simpang-Empat)的出口处设立同样的路障进行审查。

“当时正在下雨。那些穿着黄衣的摩多骑士皆遭到警方路障的拦截。”

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4 generations September 11, 2007

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(L-R Hisham Rais – Socialist Club, UM; Shaik – Solidaritas Mahasiswa Malaysia; me – Network of Overseas Students Collectives in Australia; Chong Pai Chee – Democratic Youth and Students Malaysia. Photo by Mien Lor)

Four generations of student activists.

莫掩饰马华协助明志失败 August 18, 2007

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莫掩饰马华协助明志失败
黄洁冰叫周丽玉别假惺惺

 

 

【MerdekaReview.com; Aug 16, 2007】人民公正党全国妇女组宣传主任黄洁冰呼吁马华公会妇女组中委周丽玉别再假惺惺,以雪州苏丹欢庆50周年国庆喜悦的言论为马华公会掩饰协助黄明志不力的失败,因为首相署部长纳兹里今天已宣布将援引《1948年煽动法令》对付黄明志。

 

黄洁冰今天发表文告质问这个号称代表百万华裔党员的执政党,在动用整党全国上下的力量援助网络饶舌歌手黄明志,却以失败告终,接下来是否打算永无止 境地,继续以年轻人作为马华公会无能力解决华社在面对种族主义、宗教敏感、经济低迷、贪污腐败、警察滥权、社会治安败坏等政治课题的代罪羔羊呢?

 

周丽玉日前代表马华公会雪州赞扬雪州苏丹要各族营造团结气氛,不该被政治课题影响国庆50周年的喜悦;她更表示认同不该政治化社会课题,也不该在这期间讨论敏感课题。

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(Readings) 50 Tahun Terang Bulan Terbarai August 11, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, History, Malaysia, News Archive, Politics, Race Relations, Readings.
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My favourite Malaysian writer strikes again 🙂

Some choice quotes:-

Bagaimana sebuah negara yang mengelar diri mereka – merdeka – tetapi lagu kebangsaan pun di ciplak.

Tuntutan MERDEKA adalah projek dan tuntutan Persatuan Kebangsaan Melayu Malaya (PKMM). Merdeka BUKAN projek United Malay National Organisations.

Dalam negara yang penuh dengan klentong, penipuan dan pembohongan bercakap benar adalah tindakan yang revolusioner.

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公正党明为十名准候选人造势 August 10, 2007

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公正党明为十名准候选人造势
瞄准甘榜东姑否认向民行施压

黄凌风, 07年8月10日 (Malaysiakini.com/zh)

人民公正党将于将於明日在甘榜东姑州议席推介一支“雪隆公正队”, 同时为10名来届全国大选的雪隆区准华裔候选人, , 进行造势。

根据公正党全国宣传局发表的文告说,这支“雪隆公正队”是由10名雪隆区公正党主要华裔领袖所组成,他们将会是第12届全国大选雪隆的华裔候选人,其名单如下:

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