Monday, September 1, 2008

REMEMBERING OUR BROTHERS IN KEM KAMUNTING.

the government had their morning bash
ours was tame by a stretch
whilst they showed off whatever they could
ours was a simple candlelight group
to remember
our celled brothers
and their families.

each lighted a "tea-light", young and old
for freedom we must uphold.









A CANDLE FOR EACH DETAINEE.


Thank you good people for taking the time to join us in this simple gathering.
Special thanks to Veveg (our ground-zero reporter in PP 2608) who came to this gathering from Penang.
Thank you to Audrey and Jennifer for doubling as bar-maids
Thank you to a former old boy of Kem Kamunting, RPK for the short address
Thank you to Din Merican for the support
Thank you Mark Davis of SBS Dateline (Australia) for recording this simple gesture
Thank you Gus, Danny, Desmond and Arthur for sponsoring the satay.

UPDATE:
very special thanks to Chris who was inTaiping.
she, her kid and maid drove over to the Kem
lit a candle at the entrance and before she drove off
saw the guards at the Kem snuffed out the candles
by stamping on them.....
SO AFRAID THEY ARE OF CANDLES!

pics courtesy of Malaysia Today.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said…

In 2004 GE11, the Malaysian Voters have had given the PeeM AAB 90% of the seats in Parliament with a Mandate of almost full support but what had he done to Malaysia, with his arrogance, he tried to oppress & betray the Rakyats and mismanage the Government and suppressed the MSM News and spun lies and deceits. What could PeeM AAB ever do anything to Ahmad Ismail??? As he himself professes & shares like-minded with Ahmad Ismail the same common seditious thoughts.

Light-up the Candles now and but justice for all ISA detainees come the new dawn of Malaysia soon.

Where is the justice & freedom of expression because all our MSM News are suppressed or spun, where have the Truth and Merdeka gone to, perhaps the goons under BN Government, ok??? Malaysia is going backwards after 51 years instead of going forward under the Racist UMNO, calling the “Chinese Squatters” to leave and “Babi Cabinet” if Anwar wins Permantang Pauh and if he forms the Pakatan Rakyats’ Federal Government. What independence is there when there is none but a Police State in the making and where is the Justice for Altantuya and those in the ISA detention without trial or rights of appeal to seek natural justice???
The UMNO Government is afraid that more cans of worms will be spilled by RPK and therefore they banned his blogsite which is a futile attempt to block information in this IT age, of course this is because of this Present Moronic Government is corrupt and dirty therefore on the pretext of helping the Rakyats, they could extract, swindle and plunder more money from the Budget Deficit and with most of the Deficit Money coming from Petronas. Look for example at the Crystal Mosque’s and Mariner Club’s Fiasco in Terengganu’s Billions in Wang Ehsan, Billions had been lost as white elephants. The cancellation of the Johore Scenic Bridge, Penang Second Bridge and LRT Projects at the whims and fancies of the Flip Flop, Incompetent and Sleeping PeeM at the last minutes is wasting Multi Millions Ringgits in Public Funds had shown proof of the PeeM’s mismanagement of the Government and wastage of the Public Financial Resources and all these wasted funds could not be salvaged to aid and assist the Malaysian Poor Citizens of all races. If Malaysia still keep him in power it will further damage and erode the Wealth of our Nation and our National Wealth could be decimated in no time.
The same could happen to all the empty promises of aid and help to the Rakyats these could all be lip service only unless it is monitored by reputable NGOs. On the irreversible Food Prices inflation, the unnecessary Moronic previous price hike on Petrol & Diesel had caused great permanent damage to the Food Price Structure and even if the price cut to Petrol and Diesel revert to their original prices prior to their hike, it will not revert the Food prices back to their original state and only the PeeM is to be solely blamed for his unwarranted Fuel Price Hike. His 2009 budget did not help the Rakyats’ quelled their immediate hardship suffered nor did that help them solve their Transport Problems immediately with multiple schemes but none available immediately with all the empty rhetorics but nothing concrete that could solve their immediate problems after years of neglect from this incompetent sleeping PeeM. As it is he is still sleeping and still unaware of what the 27 Million Rakyats wanted, needed and aspired to have coming soon??? Come Sept 16, 2008 send him home to sleep forever he is no longer needed.

Anonymous said...

and...thank you Zorro, for the inspiring photos...it give us hope, there are people who care.
We in Perth share the same agony for those unjustly put behind bars and pray that these evil men will soon release them. Our message, "We have not forgotten you!"

zorro said...

thanks wanderer.Its painful everytime I meet the wives of the detainees. Weplan to go to Kamunting around sept 16 - MALAYSIA DAY.

Anonymous said...

Please convey our message to them.
We may be separated an ocean apart, our kind thoughts and fond wishes are always with them. May they keep their spirit high...and God's willing, we soon will have a new govt, freedom to them!
Thanks again for the photos.

Anonymous said...

zorro, short of WHITE lilins in ipoh lah ! BLACK ones can ah !?
what about giving every mp a 'small
white/black' candle for DISTRESS instead of an 'upside down' flag ?
BN is very very scared of white/black candles now & who knows
these 2 coloured candles soon be
BANNED lah !...hahaha...!

Anonymous said...

another scandal in edu ministry :
rm 10juta of maths/sains teaching
aid ( laptops & ...) MISSING lah !!

Anonymous said...

SIGH SIGH SIGH ! every year when the AG report is out ...SIGH SiGH SIGH !!
the rm50 carjack = rm5700 !?
the rm30 screwdriver set =rm 224 !?
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ gone, gone...
GONE ...GONE...GONE our $$$$$ !!
this year : 12.90 cd = 37.00(xpcs)
air freshener 15.00 = 60 (15 pcs)!
...lagi dan lagi...SIGH SIGH SIGH !

Nostradamus said...

The Courage to Build a New Malaysia.
(Keberanian Membina sebuah Malaysia Baru.)

(Versi Bahasa Melayu dibawah)

The year is 2008. This is the year most Malaysians finally woke up from a deep slumber. Most Malaysians were just too busy earning their living and building up their lives to take notice that times have changed and the idealism spouted by our founding Fathers have still not been accomplished for this country even today.

It was not so long ago in 1957 and then for our fellow East Malaysians in 1963 when the ideals and dreams preached by the late Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj (Bapa Kemerdekaan and Bapa Malaysia) for Malaysia were first announced and was greeted with joy in the hearts and minds of all Malaysians. The late Tunku Abdul Rahman had a dream and ideals, just like Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and many others including the prophets over the history of mankind.

Many a times such dreams were hijacked and led astray under the guise of nationalistic, racist and religious idealism by so called politicians and self declared and appointed righteous and religious persons (Little Napoleons). Individuals who have risen to continue some of such idealisms are gagged, isolated, bankcrupted, blasphemied, rehabilitated or worst jailed, for it is deemed not in consonance with the dreams and idealism of the elected parties agendas.

cont'd at http://patek1472.wordpress.com

DR SURESH said...

Dear Zorro,

Nice pics,wish I could have joined you guys.Anyway my friends and I here in Melbourne are touched by your kind gesture,hopefully Malaysia day becomes a reality,we here are quite optimistic.Keep it up bro.Regards.

flyer168 said...

Dear Bernard,

Missed the first part of the gathering but I sure enjoyed the company of all you great guys & gals to round up the evening till "morn".

To you, YM RPK, Marina, Din Merican, Viveg, Queenie & All at the 31/08/2008 candlelite group at Fisherman's Wharf gathering - syabas & keep up the struggle for "Truth, Justice & Freedom" towards our "Malaysian Dream" Destination.

Cheers Bro.