Sunday, 9 May 2010

3rd Press Statement: Forum on "Consitutional Crisis in Malaysia" Panelists: Zaid, Nizar and Yeo

Forum on "Constitutional Crisis in Malaysia
- Why 2 Menteri Besars in Perak"

Panelists: Zaid, Nizar and Yeo

(The 3rd Media Statement dated 9th May 2010)

The forum on "Constitutional Crisis in Malaysia - Why 2 Menteri Besars in Perak" will be held as scheduled. Details of the forum are as follows:

Date: 15 May 2010 (Saturday)
Time: 8:30pm
Venue: Tropical Inn JB, Jalan Gereja, 80100 JB
Admission: Free

The event is jointly organized by Suaram JB and Semparuthi.

We are pleased to announce that Datuk Seri Nizar, Datuk Zaid and Mr Yeo Yang Poh will be the panelists in the forum. The forum will be conducted in Bahasa Melayu and English (according to the preference of panelists), while Mandarin summary will be provided.

The former Menteri Besar of Perak Datuk Seri Nizar was one of the most important figures in the constitutional crisis. He will share with us his personal experience in the crisis. He will talk on Krisis Perlembagaan Negeri Perak.

Datuk Zaid was a Minister in Prime Minister’s Department. He resigned from the Cabinet in protest against the use of the draconian ISA against dissidents. He is one of the well-respected leaders who denounced the UMNO's racist policy. His speech is entitled Quest for Justice.

Mr Yeo is a senior lawyer who has been active in the Malaysian Bar Council for many years. He is well respected for his unrelenting effort in promoting democracy and human rights. He will deliver a talk on Crisis or Prognosis.

The forum will be open to the public. A compilation of their speeches as well as articles from other sources will be made available at the Forum.

Attendants are advised to bring extra clothing to keep themselves warm as the hall is air-conditioned. We welcome all who are concerned with democracy in Malaysia.

Pls contact Ms Fang Pei Fen at 016-7782707 for further information.


通告 Notification


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The English and Malay renditions of Sahabat Rakyat’s opinions about next election will be published here consecutively

As an NGO which upholds “independent and autonomous” position and "always be with the people" principle, Sahabat Rakyat had released a Chinese-written statement of views with regard to the voting in the upcoming 14th General Election, entitled “Vote for candidates who are against State Islamisation: Oppose UMNO hegemonic rule! Prevent the return to power of Mahathir’s faction!”

The English rendition of this statement will be published in our blog in the near future whereas the Malay rendition will be published next month (November). Please stay tuned!

We hope that our position and views pertaining to the next General Election expressed in the statement will be accurately and widely disseminated and also examined by the popular masses of various ethnicities and social strata through their involvement in the struggle of the next General Election carried out by various political parties and their practices in all fields in future.

Akan datang: Penerbitan penterjemahan pendapat Sahabat Rakyat mengenai pilihan raya ke-14 dalam Bahasa Inggeris dan Bahasa Melayu

Sebagai sebuah pertubuhan masyarakat yang berpendirian teguh tentang prinsip "bebas dan berautonomi" dan “sentiasa berdampingan dengan rakyat jelata”, Sahabat Rakyat telah menerbitkan kenyataan tentang pandangan kami terhadap Pilihan Raya Umum ke-14 yang akan datang yang bertajuk "Undilah calon yang menentang Pengislaman Negera: Menentang pemerintahan hegemoni UMNO! Jangan benarkan puak Mahathir kembali memerintah! "

Penterjemahan Bahasa Inggeris kenyataan tersebut akan diterbitkan dalam blog kita dalam waktu terdekat manakala penterjemahan Bahasa Melayu akan diterbitkan pada bulan hadapan.

Kami berharap pendirian dan pandangan kami berkenaan pilihan raya kali ini yang dinyatakan dalam kenyataan tersebut dapat disebarkan dengan tepat dan meluas untuk diuji dalam kalangan rakyat semua bangsa semua strata sosial melalui penglibatan mereka dalam amalan pelbagai parti politik dalam pertempuran pilihan raya umum kali ini mahupun masa depan.

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