Busking with us this Saturday!

Volatile is  a four piece rock band inspired by Shinedown, Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin and Rush. Fronted by vocal Powerhouse- Sean Choon, Guitarist- Jaime Gunter, Bassist- Wei Wen and Drummer- Antoine Loncle. They are currently working on an album and hoping to release it soon.

MõBeat is translated directly from Cantonese “无Beat” which means no beat. It stands for musicians who can express the meaning of lyrics with any beat and anyone can just feel their music freely. MõBeat is not a group but a common society for those who love rap music. MõBeat will cooperate with different musicians to produce music occasional. MõBeat consists of 3 members: Hour, Kydd and Bot and they are expecting for more partners to join them to bring up local rap music.

Ksatriya 2

Penang-born Ksatriya is a VIMA-nominated poet and songwriter. Word on the street is he speaks the truth to a beat. His originality and powerful storytelling have earned him a solid fan base among Malaysians. His debut EP titled RED was just released on Oct 1st. Check it out here: http://rebelrhyming.bandcamp.com/album/red

And lastly..

Shannon Frances

Living in the jungles of mainland for seven years, American poet Shannon Frances has found that Malaysia provides plenty of poetic inspiration. Her search for like-minded people, books and good vegetarian food brings her to Penang Island often, where she is gratified to find art and literature alive, well and deserving of support. Having found a receptive audience for her provokative “Bad Poetry” series, she is currently working on a new series of poems, entitled “Malaysian Statistics”. Shannon is deeply convinced of the value of democracy and is excited and proud to support local democracy in Malaysia.

This whole event will be hosted by..


Sugeindhiran or better known as Sugein “The Macho Macha” is a Vocalist/Rapper/MC currently based in Penang. Known for his love for the local entertainment industry, he has not only competed in competitions at the national level where he won second runners up, but has performed in musical events, charity based concerts and plays. Sugein has also hosted almost any type of event turning it from rigid and monotonous to witty, fun and lively with heavy audience participation.


Yeu Shu is a Penangite who majors in Chinese Studies in UTAR, Kampar. She is active in school activities and has experiences for emceeing few events in school.

For more information on this Saturday’s event: https://www.facebook.com/events/158252751049452/



LDF Launch

We will be having our FIRST event!

Head down to Padang Kota Lama (near the MPPP building) on 5th October  at 6.00 pm as we LAUNCH Local Democracy Festival 2013. Thereafter, there will be busking performances by Ksatriya, Mobeat, Shannon Frances and Volatile, hosted bu Teh Yeu Shu and Sugein.

Check out their profiles below:

That’s not all!

There will be booths selling merchandise and books as well!

So come along this Saturday with family and friends, and chill with us that evening!

See you there!

For more information on the Launch and Busking event: https://www.facebook.com/events/158252751049452/?ref=22

What’s in Store this Year

Activity/Event Date & Time Summary Entry
Local Democracy Resource Page 5th Oct-15th Dec A Facebook  page to bring together relevant and rarely known/spoken facts about Local Democracy to greater public awareness through social media. The public can send in information and photos via message. Public

*Click LIKE on this link: facebook.com/

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Launch and Busking 5th Oct


An evening of speeches,side walk performances and booths selling DIY crafts,books and merchandise. Outdoor Public event
Democratic Heritage Tour 13th Oct


A tour around Georgetown to revisit sites where local councillors and communities played a role in shaping the landscape and heart of the democratic spaces in Penang. Dato Anwar Fazal,local historian, will be leading this tour. Outdoor tour

*Limited to 30pax on first come first serve basis

Democratic Heritage Tour: Training of Guides 20th Oct


Full day training open to any individuals/organizations interested in leading guided Democratic Heritage tours around Penang. By registration
Video Workshop 26th&27th Oct


First time and amateur film makers  are invited to attend this 2 day workshop to learn the skills of video making with a focus on Local Democracy. Thereafter they will work on producing a video with the help of experienced video makers with support from the organizers. By application
Community Trainings 9th Nov &

23rd Nov


A half day training for anyone interested to learn more with the help of experienced facilitators.


1) Know Your Rights

2)Good Governance and Us

By registration and walk in
Forum on JKKK Elections 16th Nov


 A forum with representatives involved in the process from Penang, Perak and Selangor to discuss on past experiences, challenges and future possibilities. Open to Public Walk-in
Creative Activism Camp 29th Nov-1st Dec


The first ever camp to encourage youth involvement in defining, presenting and becoming involved in local democracy through innovative approaches. Besides hands on crash courses on these creative skills, we will also have sharing sessions  with those involved in this area. By application

*Open to participants between the ages of 18-25 year old. Limited to 30 pax.

Youth Parliament 13th-15th Dec


A  platform for  young people to speak out and contribute their ideas for a better Penang through trainings, visits and presentation on the role of local councillors then a sitting in the State Assembly where they will once again debate on passing several resolutions that will affect the community. By application

*Open to participants between the ages of 18-25 year old. Limited to 30 pax.