Archive for the 'Activism' Category

In solidarity with the balloon girl… KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 — Police have charged a woman who was detained earlier today for distributing Bersih 4 balloons at an upscale shopping mall here for allegedly attempting to stir some trouble, according to the suspect’s lawyer. It is understood that Bilqis Hijjas, the daughter of prominent architect Hijjas […]

One of the things I like about protests are the signs. This refers to the Home Ministry’s petty law gazetted on Friday to ban all yellow t-shirts with the word Bersih 4 on it. Walking around KL, or if you used the public transport over the weekends, you would see the level of civil disobedience. This […]

Given the nonsense going on with respect to NGOs and foreign funding, I am glad IDEAS has come up with something: Press Statement on foreign funding for Malaysian entities Barisan Nasional MPs should not be so paranoid about the incoming of foreign funds to support NGOs in Malaysia. After all, Barisan Nasional parties also receive American support, […]

And so I went. I went because I remembered a line from CNN long ago. The news network ran an advertisement showing videos of important development from around the world. It ended with a line, “where were you?” I do not want to answer, in the future, “I was in my bed.” I will not […]

I am currently at home, contemplating whether I should be going to the biggest event of the year so far or stay at home in my bed, reading books or simply enjoy the Saturday. The biggest event of the year yet is the Bersih’s sit-in in Kuala Lumpur. I participated in both the previous incarnations […]

It was a day in May some five years ago that I hopped on an airplane alone from Detroit to San Francisco. I rarely go anyway alone. That is partly due to the distress I experience each time I find myself in a new neighborhood. I like the comfort of familiar surroundings. Whenever I am […]

If you are concerned about climate change, or simply want to know more about issues surrounding climate change, and you are young, this might be of interest to you. I have been to one of the events when I was back in Malaysia. This actually one of few things that will lift your spirit, if […]

This started to sound like a sequel to a movie but Wong Chin Huat was still there in lock-up and the pressure had to be maintained. Unfortunately, a smaller group of people joined this one compared to the day before although as the night progressed, more members of the society including politically prominent individuals started […]

…please tag your tweets as “#1BM” or “#1BlackMalaysia”. Remove the quotation marks. We need more sources on the ground. By the way, those already on the ground are doing a great job. p/s — follow the whole wave at

Probably, nobody knew if Wong Chin Huat was actually locked up in Brickfields police district headquarters but that did not turn people off. Why Brickfields was a mystery of the day. I joked to a friend that it could have been that somebody threw a dice and decided which poor officers would have to suffer […]

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