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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

PSM 6: Candlelight Vigil

PSM (Parti Socialis Malaysia) or Socialist Party of Malaysia is a party that carries the mission to embrace Socialism Ideology- which social equality and distribution of wealth based on one's contribution to society, and an economic serve the interest of society as a whole.

One of those dark days on July 2nd, PSM 6 were detained without trial under Emergency Ordinance. It was alleged that PSM was a danger to the public as it was planning to revive communist party and topple the government by starting a revolution. The man in question Dr. Michael Jeyakumar, the Sungei Siput MP was also accused of plotting to overthrow the King. Till date, his health deteriorates and kept in isolation under 1969 Emergency Ordinance (EO) of Malaysia.

Among the activists who were detained without trial with Dr. Jeyakumar are PSM Deputy President M. Saraswathy, Central Committee members Choo Chon Kai and M. Sugumaran, Youth Chief R. Saratbabu and Sungai Siput branch secretary A. Letchumanan, collectively known as "PSM 6".

For many nights, PSM held their Candlelight Vigil to protest the absurd detention of PSM 6. The nightly affair, started with family, opposition, PSM members and friends gathered in front of Bukit Aman federal police headquarters. Last night, the affair had augmented to 200 people gathered at Dataran Merdeka.

"Hidup hidup! Hidup Rakyat!"
"Mansuh mansuh! Mansuh EO!"
"Mansuh mansuh! Mansuh ISA!"
adjoining chanted.


11. SUARAM (Suara Rakyat Malaysia) Director, Dr. Kua Kia Soong.

15. the Lady of Liberty, Auntie Anne Ooi, also known as, Makcik Bersih.

17. Yang BERSIH, Dato' Dr. Ambiga Sreenevasan.
18. Typographical error "Freedom is the O2 of Soul" refers

20. with the Australia & Dutch educated social activist, former Australian student leader, frequent arrestee, former political prisoner, prominent blogger and senior Malaysian political leader and member of parliament for federal electorate of Batu. On the right, Yang Berhormat Chua Tian Chang, Leader and Chief Strategist for Parti Keadilan Rakyat.


p/s: Do Check out Upcoming Candlelight Vigil here.

this post has been banned from PhotoMalaysia forum, the reason being was i'd used the forum for political discussion. Despite i'd explained that i was merely reporting an event sighting at Dataran Merdeka, also i'd agree to remove all wordings, stills, it was prohibited. Notwithstanding, numerous of BERSIH threads flooding the forum and a 2008's Anti-ISA thread. i still waiting for an answer from the moderator that'd banned the thread.

Would i received another warning or action for publishing this? For i was just reporting exactly what had happened?

Friday, July 22, 2011

Random Scrawling

-Just some random ramblings-

Food plays a vital role in cultural identity of any nation. Somehow, it defines us. The change of life pace, unorganized rapid town developments, demand for luxuries, eruption of fast foods...significantly made a down payments to some loss of our food identity. 'twasn't only about the food, but the environment as well.

Uppermost devastating, is the lost of interest from our young lads to cultural cuisine. Don't blame the hardworking labors, i blame the government.

Malaysia was once regarded as one of the Asia's most promising emerging economies but the story has soured over decades. The government's failure to speed up economic reform is partly to be blame, but the underlying cause of policy gridlock is social tension. The ruling National Front coalition maintains an uneasy peace between the 3 main ethnic groups.

Nonetheless, the government introduced "Interlok" novel to the curriculum in some public schools. Despite the novel depicted Indian Community in an offensive way, who's trying to upset peace?

Not to mention our upsetting High inflation rate vs Low salary. "Malaysia has a low wage inflation". i certainly did not make that up, i quoted it from the MSC Malaysia website.

Those good old days are over.
We could no longer afford heavy-taxed items, thank god for replicas!

People worked hard trying to make a living...
Selling handmade items.

Selling fruits, but dare not demonstrate Yellow bananas due to our disrespectful Dato' Sri Najis Najib Razak in illegalize Yellow Color? Placing an insult to the monarchy system.

In their stories, it's all sorrow and hardship. it's a challenge making a living in town. i don't accuse them for cursing peaceful demonstrations that ruined their business. Blame authorities that violated human rights and disrupted peaceful gathering. Blame mainstream media that distorted the truth.

Some, took it easy, sang it over in a sad sad song.

Some, has no time to rest or too busy to bother about "what-is-bersih".

when you cried over wanting a new pretty shoes, there are people who can't even wear a shoes.
when you found yourself in a tail spin of bad habits, cry, pull yourself up and walk on. Don't give up on Malaysia. just yet.

One week after to where i stood, the "ground zero" of police brutality towards Bersih marchers. "Hidup hidup! Hidup Rakyat!" distantly chanted. Despite being unarmed, Bersih marchers were treated as if terrorists. A disgrace to human rights.

We'd lived under 1Blackmalaysia for many years, from bribe to murder. Racism and discrimination. You do what you do best, by not abide to laws insulting human rights. That's a hell fancy way to be a law abiding citizen. Don't be persuaded by others who tell you what to do, be a dreamer!

In a country which is not Blind-friendly, the Blinds walk with faith in their heart. We do our best helping them, guiding their way home. We too, need faith in our heart. Faiths for change.

Faiths for change. the land is so rich, why should we suffer like this?  

i'd complained so much about my country, but i love Malaysia.
yet, just because it's a home, it doesn't mean we have to accept and compliance with the current state of the country. To be proud of one's country is one thing, but to be proud, oblivious, ignorant to problems is a whole different matter.

¡tanah tumpah darahku!


Friday, July 15, 2011

i'm Reds or i die

i am Reds, i was born this way. Cut throught me, shed my blood, it's all Reds.
it's either i'm Reds or i die.

i can't remember how i found the niche for Liverpool, i was born to be a Kopite!

i started watching football in 1998, World Cup! i know David Beckham and Michael Owen! Only!
it wasn't until my dad had finally got our house an Astro, and i'd finally got to watch my first F.A Premier League team. Ever! it was May 2001, UEFA Cup final, Liverpool vs Alaves, 5-4! Owen, Gerrard, Fowler, Babbel, McAllister scored! Adrenaline runs throught my veins whole freaking night! I was jumping up and down, screaming but not in sound, trying so hard to hold my rush! i don't want to wake my parent up, caught me watching football match middle of the night! it was a wonderful season when Liverpool won its Treble!

i was then. Realized. it's either i'm Reds or i die.

Liverpool finally got to Malaysia! Not Singapore, not Thailand but Malaysia! and i'd waited. 10 years for this moment.


Running low on budget, so we make our own Liverpool Scream Board!
"D'agger" "Dangerous DIRT 18" and mine "Sweet Carroll 9"

Undisputedly, Football unites people from all walks of life...

Football unites, Racism divides.

the Legendary Ian Rush.

Don't go Liverpool!

and don't you leave us Sweet Carroll 9, don't become Torres 9.


ps: it's either i'm REDS or i die.