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Thursday, July 20, 2006

University Zoo - Violence in UPM

After graduating for so many years from university, this time I am really angry over what is happening in UPM.

Well, it’s very common that some so called pro-establishment students with the support from the authority bullying those pro-student organizations. During my campus day, we did face similar threatening before. The good thing is not fighting as happen now. They threatened our candidates, especially female candidates. So pleasure that we have a tough girl that time and also a team to cooperate and operate.

With the help of technology, we know what the ugly scene happen in campus now. The MPP President (or SRC in English) of UPM, together with 12th colleague committees and university security, act violent toward a group of progressive students in their canteen. What made the worst is, the Royal police of Malaysia did not protect the victims !!!
Are these the future leaders grown by BN-UMNO? They are barbarian and uncivilized at all. They make Malaysia shame and never archive Vision 2020. Look at the photo and video on YouTube.com then you will know my ANGER.

Some people will think the crash in UPM is racist one, I’ll TOTALLY disagree with it! The problem is between civilian and barbarian; progressive versus conservative, …. Progressive Islamist group of UPM been forced out to operate outside campus. Now, today they attack on the last progressive group of students in UPM, whose are dominant Chinese and also the victim, Chinese Language Society of UPM. CLS of both MMU campus, what are you dreaming now? Do you awake what is happening outside your ivory tower and cyber virtual world? Would you show your solidarity toward other CLS in Malaysia?

Lastly, I miss my comrades in campus: WP, Cord, Sarah, JY, Onn, Daphne, EL, Gmon, Gibie, ES, Ken and a lot more, which I don’t mention their name here. After graduated, what can we do for our future generation? Shall we do something?

YouTube.com: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Md064ajvZ0U

Chinese New: http://www.merdekareview.com/news.php?n=2152

English News: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/54100

All the photos & video from Merdekereview.com

Monday, December 05, 2005

In The Rights Direction

HUMAN RIGHTS - what is it all about?

Amnesty International (AI) Malaysia, The National Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) and Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) - have you ever heard about these Human Rights organizations?


We can see that our beloved country is making little progress in advancing in human rights but at a snail's pace. Recent incidents especially the suspected mistreatment of police detainees have reminded us once again that we still have a long way to go before we can call ourselves a country aware to human right.


A major concern here is the reluctance of Malaysia to endorse a number of key international human rights standards. So far, Malaysia has only signed the Convention on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. However, it has not signed the International Covenant on Civil and Politic Rights which 154 countries including Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam has ratified, nor the Covenant on Economics, Social and Cultural Rights where 151 countries have already signed including the three countries mentioned.


We have also not signed the Convention Against Torture where 140 countries include Indonesia, the Philippines and Cambodia has signed. Malaysia is not where it is supposed to be. Even Indonesia has a Ministry of Human Rights which has a lot of enforcement powers on human rights issues. At home, Malaysia has yet to review repressive laws – which curb the right to trial, to freedom of expression, to freedom of association and assembly – such as the Internal Security Act, the University and University Colleges Act, the Official Secrets Act and the Printing Presses and Publications Act.


What can we do?


As International Human Rights Day approaches again on Dec 10, we, as part of the community, have to show that we can do something too. We do not hope to see our country progress slowly in building the culture of human rights. Hence, we should take the first step to spend a couple of minutes reading The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Don’t worry, it is not very long, and it could be translated into various languages.


After you read the UDHR, don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Write a story about this on your weblog, forward the UDHR link, encourage your friends to be more aware of human right issues etc. Your contribution could be magnificent to a country like Malaysia. You can also support the International Human Rights Day by copy and paste the following code into your website. A link to the UDHR would be created. Refer to my sidebar here and you will find a logo shown below.


Universal Declaration of Human Rights

I believe, any awareness makes a difference.

This post is originally posted at http://abeautifulmind.blogsome.com/2005/12/05/in-the-rights-direction/

Friday, November 18, 2005

Revisit Teaching Mathematic & Science in English

Well, it's very interesting in this topic lately. GERAKAN deputy, Dr Koh, raised this issue openly in the public and media. He faced the unpolite treatment from his BN counterpart, UMNO, especially the Youth chief, Hishamuddin. Our dear PM asked everyone to shut up and do not discuss openly. Yeah, MALAYSIA BOLEH. If China have their socialist way to achive capital world, then that is Malaysia way to meet Vision 2020- shut up, think less and be good boy.

Those coward MCA leaders try to play smart said:” we discuss internally …”

Actually, I’m not bother about this issue until just now Gibie (ex-SRC president) chat with me on this issue. Gibie is one of few from MMU SRC and CLS been warned by STAD after pressure from Minister for endorsed a statement to against teaching math-sc in English in year 2002.

I admitted that we, SEDAR, handle this case badly and let CLS use this as an excuse to run away from real issue that concerns us – youth and student. I’m sad to listen that even today, the newly elected CLS president use this as an excuse to less interactive with outside REAL world.

Gibie raised the concern that , if we keep on the system, Bahasa Malaysia (Bahasa Melayu) will very fast disappear in this world.

Let us discuss on this.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Welcome

Welcome everyone. Let start blogging on the youth issues !