Hari Hak Asasi 2010, Penang

 

Come Join Us

Human Rights Day 2010 Penang

12th December, 2010 (Sunday)

10.00am to 6.00pm – Venue : Dewan Sri Pinang

4.00pm – 6.00pm Book launch “Malaysia-lah”
Take part in our launch of the sensational book,
Share your views and ideas at the discussion with

Hishamuddin Rais and Diskopi gang


8.00 pm- 10.00pm : Venue : Auditorium F, Komtar, Penang.

Banduan Akhir di Sel Akhir
“Banduan Akhir” is a drama inspired by the real story of Yong Vui Kong, a Malaysian boy who is facing the Death Penalty in Singapore.

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Programme

10.00am – 6.00pm

i) Letter Writing Marathon
• Write a letter, save a life!


ii) Photo exhibition on Homelessness
• Stories behind the photo, waiting you to explore them.

iii) Exhibition on Death Penalty
No Death Penalty, why?
What’s wrong with Death Penalty?
Come to find out the answer?

iv) Giant human rights mural
Express your creative on the giant human rights mural!

v) Special Henna Painting
Have you try henna painting on human rights theme?
Check it out at henna painting counter!

vi) Local NGOs Booth
Come and visit your local NGOs booth and know find out what they do!

11.00am – 1.00pm

Movie Screening “The Blindside”
This movie based on the true story of Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy who take in a homeless teenage African-American, Michael “Big Mike” Oher.

2.00pm – 3.00pm

Launching Ceremony of Human Rights Day Celebration 2010 at Penang
Amnesty International former Prison of Conscience, Chief Minister of Pulau Pinang, YAB Lim Guan Eng will launch the ceromony and our AIM Ambassador, Zahiril Adzim


4.00pm – 6.00pm

Book launch “Malaysia-lah”
Take part in our launch of the sensational book, “Malaysia-lah” from Diskopi Gang.
Share your views and ideas at the discussion with Hishamuddin Rais and Diskopi gang,

B) Auditorium F, Komtar, Penang.
8.00pm-10.00pm Special Theatre, Banduan Akhir di Sel Akhir
“Banduan Akhir” is a drama inspired by the real story of Yong Vui Kong, a Malaysian boy who is facing the Death Penalty in Singapore.
In 2007, the 18-year-old boy from a broken family in Sabah was arrested with 47 grams of heroin and sentenced with the mandatory Death Penalty. Since then, a Malaysian girl Vui Fung is struggling to save her brother Yong Vui Kong from the Death Penalty. For more than three years, she has been facing with a lot of difficulties from the authorities in an attempt to save her brother. Nevertheless, with Ravi the prolific Human Rights lawyer in Singapore, both of them believe that something can be done to save Yong Vui Kong’s life. This 50-minute drama will portray the dark hours of Yong Vui Kong as he faces the cruel Death Penalty.

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JOB SECURITY in PENANG

JOB SECURITY in PENANG
Venue: Dewan Dato Hj Ahmad Badawi
Date: 11thDecember, 2010
Duration: One Day Seminar
Time: 9.00am. to 5.00pm.

YAB Dr. Ramasamy – Deputy Chief Minister for Penang.
Syed Shahril, President of  Malaysian Trade Union Congress.
M/s Shalini – Legal advocate for MEF
Representation from the Ministry of Labour
Mr. Hoe Lean fatt – Director of Labour, Penang

Free Admission. All Welcome!

Organised by Trade Union Congress of Malaysia and
Persatuan Keselamatan and Kesihatan Pekerjaan

Ksatriya, ATP, Amirah Ali, DECK and Shazet @ Party in the Park, 10th December!

Celebration is a big part of democracy! And that’s why Ksatriya, Amirah Ali, Shazet, DECK, Vietnamese Dancers, Alexander the Phatos, Nawie and WCC dancerss will be at New World Park (Penang) on the 10th December! Check out some of their profiles below.

There will be some 20 stalls, live entertainment, exhibitions and fun and games. So hop by to check out their electrifying performances, as well as a whole evening of fun stalls, speeches and more!

Venue: New World Park (Burmah Road)
Time: 5:30pm till 9pm.

See you there!

Ksatriya:


Ksatriya specializes in conscious rap/spoken word, mixing influence from hip-hop and rock to jazz and world music to create a unique style. His subject matter ranges from politics and social justice to eye candy and nasi campur. Check his music out @:

http://www.youtube.com/user/ksatriyarhymes
http://www.reverbnation.com/ksatriya
http://www.facebook.com/ksatriya.rhymes
http://soundcloud.com/ksatriya/dropbox

Shazet:

Born 1991, A Melbourne artist who known as a beatboxer and an emcee. He originated from PNG, Malaysia. When he was a kid, he loved to do comic books sound effects and replicate the surrounding sound effects. He started to beatbox since February 2007 after he watched one of the episodes from an anime called Samurai Champloo. Since then he is developing his energy power, crisp and heavy sound effects into skills and his own style. Malaysia’s biggest indie hip hop collective, Rogue Squadron and joined the crew in April 2009.

He started performing since 2007 that was fifteen years old, doing it for love of having fun and rebel. He performed at places around small clubs, venues, skatepark, indie rock concerts, central market, hip hop gigs, radio stations and TV shows in Malaysia, Australia, France & Germany. Want to catch up with Shazet there are always upcoming shows for the fans to check it out.

Check  Shazat out @:

Alexander the Phatos

With a fusion of Hiphop, Jazz and Classical, ATP’s music is diverse. Consisting of a team of passionate emerging musicians – graduate students from the music department of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).

With a non-biased/non-prejudiced eardrums/implying no pre-judgments stance, ATP captures and melds everything audible. Merging sounds that are possibly considered a discord or an uncommon cross over – a fusion of sound and rhythm into a piece of art beyond music : a term we call beauty within randomness.

ATP’s music is a momentarily captured event of the composer’s melodic emotions : a reality on pause, a photograph delivered through music .

ATP has been collaborating with producers and they have come together to share a single stage with infinite ideas/influences/thoughts/dreams and direct their talents towards delivering indefinite textures into tracks. ATP is currently working on their debut Album estimated to be released early 2011.

Amirah Ali:

Amirah Ali is a world pop singer songwriter whose fusion of traditional Malaysian and modern pop music was introduced to music lovers across the world through the release of her first single “Katakanlah”, featured in Bernama TV News Malaysia, a track that gained great attention from fans, press and radio from the US to Malaysia. Her forthcoming Aidilfitri EP “Syawal: Koleksi Lagu Aidilfitri” and her upcoming English World Pop Album, also wonderfully showcases this talented young artist’s unique new sound.

Growing up in Kuala Lumpur, the densely populated capital city of Malaysia, Amirah Ali was constantly exposed to the juxtapositions of different cultures and different viewpoints. In this fascinating city several languages are commonly spoken; and timeless traditions stand side by side with modern personal styles and values. Its populace subscribes to several different religious backgrounds, and traditional music, played on instruments unheard of in Western countries like the tanbura, the erhu, the gamelan and the kompang. It is this exposure to diversity that has framed who Amirah Ali is today: both as an artist and as a human being.

Musically, Amirah enjoys exploring ways to fuse aspects of music traditional to her part of the world with elements of modern Western pop. She uses traditional Malay instruments and scales to lend her songs a unique feel, blending them together with Western pop instruments and rhythms to create a style of music she refers to as “World Pop.” She hopes this style will make traditional music more appealing and relevant to the youth while at the same time showing older, more traditional communities that pop music is not “just noise.”

Amirah’s music is available at Mydin outlets nationwide (Malaysia), The Guitar Store (Malaysia), Cdbaby, iTunes, Amazon, and at her website.

DECK:

DECK comprises Eric (Vocals/Guitar/Keyboards), Damon (Lead Guitar), KK (Bass), Julian (Drums/Percussion). Coming from different music background, these boys try their best to blend in their influences and bringing to you and their unique style of music.

Penang Local Plan & Film Night

What is a Local Plan?

Can they turn the children’s play ground into a food court?

What can I do if I do not agree with building a huge exhibition centre or shopping centre near my neighbourhood?

Come to listen to

Ms Lim Kah Cheng, City Councillor MPPP and

Mr Tan Seng Hai, retired angineer and social activist

Topic : Penang Local Plan – What Residents Should Know

Date : 8th Dec 2010 ( Wednesday )

Time: 8.00pm – 10.00pm

Venue : Han Chiang College

Jalan Lim Lean Teng, Penang.

Short films related to local plan and their effects on residents will be shown.

Free Admission. All  Are Welcomed!

Bersih 2.0 and Local Transport Forum

BERSIH 2.0 will launch its campaign in Penang in conjunction with the Penang Local Democracy Week. The theme for the launch is:

BERSIH 2.0 Penang: Rakyat’s Demands for Electoral Reforms”

Date : Tuesday Dec 7th, 2010 ( Awal Muharam )

Time : 2.00pm to 6.00pm

Venue: Bosch Hall, Kompleks Penyayang.

 

Speakers:

1. Dr. Pa Khim Ghee: Election of Local Council Representatives by Penang Civil Society.

2. YB Nurul Izzah: Direct Party Elections – Benefits and Challenges

3. YB Chow Kon Yeow: Restoration of Local Council Election.

4. Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan– The 11 point Demands of BERSIH 2.0.

Chairperson: Datuk Dr. Toh Kin Woon.


Hear

YB Liew Chin Tong (Member of Parliament, Bukit Bendera),

Rapid Penang, and

Dr Tiun Ling Ta (POCAM)

discuss the present situation and future challenges with regard to public transport in Penang.

Chaired by SP Choong.

Audience contributions very welcome –

let’s get involved in this vital issue.

Venue: Dewan Sri Pinang

(Rooms A, B and C, ground floor)

Launching of BERSIH 2.0 in Penang

BERSIH 2.0 will launch its campaign in Penang in conjunction with the Penang Local Democracy Week. The theme for the launch is:

BERSIH 2.0 Penang: Rakyat’s Demands for Electoral Reforms”

Date : Tuesday Dec 7th, 2010 ( Awal Muharam )
Time : 2.00pm to 6.00pm
Venue: Bosch Hall, Kompleks Penyayang.

Speakers:
1. Dr. Pa Khim Ghee: Election of Local Council Representatives by Penang Civil Society.
2. YB Nurul Izzah: Direct Party Elections – Benefits and Challenges

3. YB Chow Kon Yeow: Restoration of Local Council Election.
4. Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan– The 11 point Demands of BERSIH 2.0.

Chairperson: Datuk Dr. Toh Kin Woon.

ALL ARE WELCOMED.


11 POINTS DEMAND OF BERSIH 2.0

1. A complete revision of the electoral roll to ensure that the existing irregularities are removed and a roll with full integrity is in place.

2. The use of indelible ink (as is done in Indonesia and India) to prevent multiple voting.

3. The reform of postal voting to abolish the existing separate electoral roll for postal voters and to make it flexible for all voters, at home or abroad, with valid reasons to opt for postal voting.

4. Free and fair media access for all contesting parties, which should include: (a) free access to state-owned media especially television and radio; (b) fair paid access (political advertisement) to private media; and (c) provision of the right of reply for all contesting parties and personalities who are covered negatively in news reports.

5. A meaningful minimum campaign period of 21 days.

6. Fair and professional practices in constituency redelineation exercises to minimise malapportionment, gerrymandering and consequent disproportionality in seats and votes.

7. Automatic registration of all eligible voters.

8. Reduction of the voting eligibility age from 21 to 18 years old.

9. Reform in electoral financing to ensure transparency and limit the influence of money politics.

10. Administrative neutrality of all levels of governments before, during and after general and by-elections for the federal and state legislatures.

11. Affirming the right of all students of 18 years and above, to participate in politics inside and outside campus.

 

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