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
Calling out for volunteers!
This year’s Local Democracy Festival in Penang is coming very soon! Through out the month of October to December, there will be a few events going on, namely: Launch cum Busking, Democratic Heritage Tour, Committee Training Workshops, Youth Parliament, Creative Activism Camp, Video Workshops.
This is the third time we’re having the festival and we want you to be part of this festival with us! We’re looking for people with skills in:
- Graphic designing
- Sound technician
- Writing (Malay, English, Chinese or Tamil)
- Pre-event organising
Even if you’re only interested in this festival and you’re willing to giving a little of your time and effort, come and join us as our volunteer!
For being one of our volunteers, you’ll get a free Suaram T-shirt or book. Not bad, right?
So, what are you waiting for?
Sign up as a volunteer HERE!
Yes, we are back in action! This year’s Local Democracy Festival awaits you this coming October, right up to December!
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Check out our events for this year here and sign up here!
Reported by The Star: http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=%2F2012%2F9%2F30%2Fnorth%2F12104017&sec=North
GEORGE TOWN: Some 100 Chin and Rohingya refugees were treated to a delicious lunch and entertainment at the Refugee Carnival 2012 in New World Park.
Organised by the Northern Network for Migrants and Refugees (JUMP), the event was aimed at spreading awareness about the refugee community.
Organising chairperson Melanie Yong said refugees were often marginalised and forgotten.
JUMP committee member Emma Franks said there were about 100,000 registered refugees and asylum seekers in the country under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
“Some 146 countries have signed the United Nations Refugee 1951 Convention and its 1967 Protocol to recognise and give protection to the refugees.
“These people need proper education, health care, basic human rights and the right to find a job for living.
“What is their future here if the Malaysian government does not recognise them?” Franks asked.
Held as part of the Local Democracy Week 2012, the carnival also saw book sales, refugees photography exhibition and a donation booth where the public can donate their clothes and household items.
The event continues today at the Little Penang Street Market at Upper Penang Road from 10am to 5pm.
此讲座是由槟城中文媒体记者及摄影记者协会及槟州地方民主嘉年华筹委会联办，另外两名主讲人是槟州民政党宣传、资讯及通讯局主任涂仲仪及光大州议员黄伟益。 Continue reading