Sunday, May 10, 2009

May 13 to 1Malaysia - The Future of Malaysian Nation Building

In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of May-13 incident, there will be a public forum entitled “From May 13 to 1Malaysia – The Future of Malaysian Nation Building”.
Date: 13th May 2009 (Wednesday), 8.00pm
Venue: Civic Hall, MBPJ, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Bearing in mind the nation’s difficult past, the objective of this forum is to enable a group of Malaysians from different background and of different era to explore together a Malaysian future that will become our common destiny.

Speakers include:
  • Lim Kit Siang (DAP MP for Ipoh Timur)
  • N H Chan (Retired Judge of Court Of Appeal)
  • Tan Sri Abdullah Ahmad (Former MP & Political Secretary to Tun Abd Razak)
  • Nizar Jamaluddin (PAS MP for Bukit Gantang)
  • Khalid Abd. Samad (PAS MP for Shah Alam)
  • K. Ragunath (Chairman of Malaysian Bar Council)
  • Dr Azmi bin Sharom (Associate Professor of UM Faculty of Law)
  • Tricia Yeoh Su-Wern (Research Analyst)
Light refreshment will be prepared. All are welcomed to attend this forum. This forum is organised by the office of Lau Weng San, state assemblyman for Kg Tunku, Selangor.


POKIE said...

Hi Tony,

Will there be FREE BOOZE served??? Pls. advise. Thanks.

Manature said...


Please read this comment to the end as I have a message to convey.

Thanks for posting this announcement. I will be there, dressed in black. However, I am a bit unhappy. How come you never posted of that event in KLSCAH where you lit a candle in support of Wong Chin Huat and 1BlackMalaysia. I only learned of that event from Nat's blog at 8.30pm and that was too late. How come DAP never take any pain to keep its members and supporters informed of events. DAP have the email addresses of its members and it would be a simple thing for them to send out an email message announcing the event (including this one organized by Lau Weng San).

This is not the first time and this happened. Same thing with that meeting (where Tunku Aziz and LKS gave speeches) to protest the dilutation and substitution of the IPCMC with (the special complaints commission or something). I brought up the matter with Lim Kit Siang. But till today, nothing changed. DAP members have to learn about events often from non-DAP sources like blogs. Why can't DAP be organized like the much better disiplined PAD.

You are now in charged of Information I believe. I think you need to buck up to keep Malaysians and especially DAP members informed. This announcement is an improvement.

Manature said...

One more thing. Please organize for the sale of black T-shirts preferably with the message "1BlackMalaysia, democracy first, election now". I have only the "No to ISA" T-shirt and now wants to wear black if possible everyday.

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...


"What will the future hold, I wonder?"
With speaker's furniture on hold to wander
With justice's nature on hold to ponder
With God's rapture on hold to pull asunder

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 100509
Sun. 10th May 2009.

Anonymous said...

The road to a true 1Malaysia, at least the one we imagined, lies in the destruction of the one who came up with it. It was a lie we can turn to a truth.

Najib's idea of 1Malaysia - mutual repect - its just a loose version of what he is thinking - sameness. You have to respect me the same and equal amount that I respect you. Hogwash. Its communist. Its a crappy concept and do not fit what is needed.

The imagined 1Malaysia most Malaysian hold dear is one of diversity where communities are not equal but not disrespected. That is fair, to each their rights but no one is owed more than necessary...

That is why Najib must be rid off and BN removed from power i.e., the lie cleansed before we can move forward to truly 1Malaysia

Anonymous said...

Is there any plainclothe police there or government spy ? Scared, we might be hauled up for asking sensitive questions (questions that incite hatred towards the government!!!) under the Sedition Act, 1948. Or we might be the target of future police arrest !! Better to be safe rather than sorry !!!

BornMalaysian said...

YB Tony, how about the politicians, community leaders and opinion shapers like yourself propose that May 13 becomes a public holiday in Malaysia, called Unity Day, a special day that celebrates all things Malaysian. A day of celebration of Malaysian culture, art, innovations, talks by Malaysian experts, concerts, movies, exhibitions, food fairs, etc. A day for Malaysians to reaffirm its commitment to 1Malaysia. A day for reflection on the lessons of history so that we can move forward together as one. A day for all Malaysians to mingle, interact and celebrate our unique cultural diversity. It could even become a tourist attraction like Oktoberfest in Germany! I hope that I will live long enough to see Unity Day take place in Malaysia.

Happy May 13!

P.S. Studies show that racial discrimination is largely caused by lack of education and lack of interaction between people of different racial and cultural backgrounds. Studies show that people with neighbours of a different race and culture are much less likely to be racists.