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(GE12) Malaysian students abroad – Yes! You can vote!!! February 20, 2008

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If the Malaysian High Commission/consular tells you that only scholarship students can vote, that’s total BS. Take down their names and we can discuss what dastardly things can be done.

If they blur like sotong, tell them call Rashid 🙂 and give you ‘Borang A’ in the meantime.

Please see post on Politikus: http://polytikus.com/2008/02/19/malaysian-students-overseas-you-can-vote/ 

Gong Xi Fa Chai :D February 6, 2008

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Event, Human Rights, Malaysia, Politics.
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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!

Electric Elections Down Under November 24, 2007

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(UPDATED): HOWARD CONCEDES! 🙂 🙂

Our moment to change will soon descend upon us.
I pray we will be as courageous as the Australians.

TIME TO CHANGE!

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(EARLIER)

Action at my former residence:-

“THE MOOD IS ABSOLUTELY ELECTRIC…” has been heard on a number of occasions.

Live radio coverage on 2UE
Virtual tally by the Australian Elections Commission.

Deputy Labor leader Julia Gillard has called for elections for Labor. 2UE is calling Kevin Rudd ‘Prime Minister-elect’ and reported on major swings in all states except Western Australia. John Howard has yet to concede defeat.

By 7.53pm, after almost two hours of counting and before polls had closed in Western Australia, the Australian Electoral Commission had awarded 53 of the 150 House of Representatives seats to Labor, 26 to the Liberals and six to the Nationals, with one independent.

Two seats I’ll be watching:-

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At Bennelong – the seat of John Howard, it is still too close to call, but (potential dragon-slayer) Maxine McKew still leads by a whisker 🙂

Melbourne, where Adam Bandt (Greens) is running. Bandt and I were in the same student organisation, Left Alliance, so it would be great to see him win 🙂

Bersih picks up Rashid’s gauntlet November 20, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Human Rights, Malaysia, Politics.
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“If they will show me evidence that the commission has rigged elections, then I will – in fact, all members of the commission – will resign.” (Source: The Star)

But it must be proven in court, according to the Election Commission’s chief, Abdul Rashid. Good call. He must thank his lucky stars for patriots the likes of Lingam and Fairuz.

BERSIH refutes below. Will Rashid now start drafting his resignation letter?

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BERSIH solidarity November 10, 2007

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Smoothriver (below) now lives and works in Shantao University (China), with JerryWho. They’ll be having their own Yellow Power party going on Saturday.

There will be solidarity protests from London to Ulan Bator on Saturday too!

If you’re far from Kuala Lumpur, you can still join in solidarity, via your blogs, websites, or wearing yellow or hanging yellow ribbons on your cars. Just remember to take pics (and pingback here) 🙂

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24 hours to go: Updates November 9, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Event, Human Rights, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics.
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bersih_bn_poster.jpgThis post will be updated regularly in the next 24 hours

(11:55 pm) PUBLIC RESOURCES MISUSED
RTM Radio has had on rotation, false news that the gathering has been postponed.

Satu lagi projek mewah Abdullah ‘Islam Hadhari’ Badawi.

(11:45 pm) DOCUMENTATION

Should you see any person arrested and brutalised by the police, please document it (pics, video, names, description) and report to Suaram.

email: suaram@suaram.net
tel: 03-7784 3525 (don’t leave a message on the machine); 03-7783 5724.

And be smart. If the cops want your camera, pls take out the memory card first before handing it over!

(3:15 pm) VENUE

If Dataran Merdeka is closed tomorrow, you should gather at these 4 points and wait for instructions from the organisers.

1. Sogo
2. Masjid Negara
3. Masjid Jamek
4. Pasar Seni

Human rights on TraxxFM November 9, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Democracy, Human Rights, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics.
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(Updated: 12:00pm) I just found out from a journalist that there is a total blackout of BERSIH news. So please log on to Malaysiakini, Harakahdaily or Malaysia-Today.

(Updated: 11:15 am) I received a call, just as I was leaving for Angkasapuri.

“Ms Wong, do you by any chance have anything to do with the Saturday protest?”

“Er… Suaram is one of the 70 NGOs co-organising it.”

To cut a short conversation even shorter, I was informed that my name is on a blacklist in relation to Saturday’s peaceful gathering for free and fair elections, and thus banned from all RTM stations. The programme staffer was rather apologetic, to have received the instruction that late, but I had to burst out laughing :P.

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48 more hours: Take the Power Back! November 8, 2007

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