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Monday, August 20, 2007

People's Merdeka (Merdeka Dialogue): "Merdeka: Wither Bangsa Malaysia?": Report

Here are some photographs of the event held on 19 August 2007 at the Crystal Crown Hotel, Petaling Jaya.

People's Merdeka (Merdeka Dialogue):
The speakers

On the left is Jeff Ooi of Screenshot who just left Gerakan party to join DAP, and at his side, Haris Ibrahim, the human rights lawyer.

The panelists including Jeff Ooi and Haris Ibrahim
The panelists

A comment by one of the speakers - where are the young ones? A comment by me - where are the Malays. My question was, how on earth is Bangsa Malaysia ever going to become reality if we can't get Malays to join such gatherings? There were only two, one among the speakers, and one among the panelists. But I was assured by Haris Ibrahim that if you talk to the kampong folks, you will be more optimistic.

More later.

the audience
The audience

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