Deklamasi Puisi Unggun Bersih oleh A Samad Said

  Teks Ucapan Penuh A Samad Said Pada Malam Pelancaran Bersih 2.0 “Murbawan Malaysia tidak senang dengan apa yang sedang berlaku di negara ini. Kita menghantar pesanan yang sangat waras. Demokrasi perlu murni dan terus dimurnikan. Kenapa kita tidak boleh memperbaik situasi? Kenapa kita harus membiarkan demokrasi diperkuda oleh segelintir kuasawan yang tampaknya bermaharajalela? Telah…

Unggun Bersih – A. Samad Said

Unggun BersihSemakin lara kita didera bara –kita laungkan juga pesan merdeka:Demokrasi sebenderang mentarisehasrat hajat semurni harga diri.Lama resah kita – demokrasi luka;lama duka kita – demokrasi lara.Demokrasi yang angkuh, kita cemuhi;suara bebas yang utuh, kita idami!Dua abad lalu Sam Adams berseru:(di Boston dijirus teh ke laut biru):Tak diperlu gempita sorak yang gebu,diperlu hanya unggun api…

Wear BERSIH’s T-Shirt and headband proudly

Peaceful protest is a vital part of a democratic society and has a very long and respected tradition in Malaysia. Just look back at the historic protests against the Malayan Union and more importantly the All Malaya HARTAL in 1947. It is a very powerful campaign tool and many of the rights and freedoms we…

Anil Netto: Bersih 2.0: Day of arrests

Yesterday saw a spate of arrests – all in connection with Bersih, and more police action follows today. Last night, Khairul Anuar (also known as Jonah) was arrested for wearing a yellow Bersih T-shirt at a gerai in Uptown Shah Alam near the site of a proposed Bersih 2.0 road-show event. Jonah was questioned about…

Press Statement: The Malaysian government should rescind President al-Bashir’s invitation despite his cancelled visit

We, the undersigned Members of Parliament and Lawyers for Liberty, are seriously concerned over reports that the Malaysian government had invited Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to attend the Langkawi International Dialogue from 19 to 21 June. This invitation is certainly disgraceful and outrageous as President al-Bashir is a suspected war criminal and subjected to arrest warrants by the International…

ABC Radio speaks to Eric Paulsen of LFL re refugee swap deal

Australian government to announce Malaysia refugee deal The Australian government is poised to announce the details of its controversial refugee swap deal with Malaysia. Critics are not satisfied by the government’s assurance that refugees’ human rights will be protected in Malaysia, which is not a signatory to the United Nations Convention on Refugees. Alison Carabine…

HRW letter to PM Najib Razak regarding the Refugee/Asylum Seeker Exchange Agreement with Australia

Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohammed Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak Office of the Prime Minister Main Block, Perdana Putra Building Federal Government Administrative Centre 62502 Putrajaya, Malaysia Via facsimile, email Re: Refugee/Asylum Seeker Exchange Agreement with Australia Dear Mr. Prime Minister: We are writing to express our grave concerns about the planned agreement under which…

Setiap bangsa itu istimewa

Membaca berita tentang adik Patmanaban yang gagal mendapat biasiswa kerajaan untuk melanjutkan pelajaran sangat menyesakkan dada saya. Boleh dikatakan setiap tahun ada sahaja kes seumpama ini yang berlaku. Saya sendiri tertanya-tanya, apakah kaedah yang digunakan untuk menyaring dan memilih calon–calon yang layak mendapatkan biasiswa ini. Adakah kelayakan akademik, aktiviti ko-kurikulum dan temuduga sahaja yang menjadi…