Will you do it for Beng Hock? Will be you be at Shah Alam High Court tomorrow? Will you lend your support to Dr. Pornthip when she testifies tomorrow? Will you wear the t-shirt? Will you remember those who have no voice anymore? This country will not move until we move. See you in court tomorrow!
17 August 2010
I attended the forum “Injustice for 1 Year: What Say You,Malaysians” at KLSCAH this evening – a forum by Malaysians for the Teoh Beng Hock Campaign.
Wish you had been there.
Wish you had looked closely at Teoh Lee Lan’s face and heard her speak. And if you didn’t understand a word of Mandarin – and I didn’t – you’d still feel heartbreak for her.
Wish you had been there to listen to the other 3 speakers – Lee Ban Chen (Senior writer), Haris Ibrahim (Blogger & Activist), Chong Kok Siong (Coordinator, Malaysians for Beng Hock Campaign)
You’d have asked yourself then…
Do I not care that Beng Hock’s family continues to suffer injustice?
Isn’t their loss and pain my loss and pain?
Have I forgotten and gone on with my own living in comfort?
Is my memory of his death so short?
You can ask yourself these same questions now.
Regarding Beng Hock. Regarding Kugan. Regarding the rest.
I’m not just asking you. I’m asking myself too.
As Haris said, “There will be no justice for Beng Hock.” Why?
Because nothing will bring him back alive.
But let them never sully his name with their outrageous claim that he committed suicide.
We must bring honour to his name and peace to his family and enable his son to grow up knowing the truth about his father. That is our responsibility.
Come Wednesday, 18 August 2010 at 9.00a.m. some of those who attended this evening’s forum and who will take leave will be going to the Shah Alam High Court.
We’ve bought T-shirts bearing the picture of Teoh Beng Hock. We’ll wear these and show solidarity on Wednesday
We’ll be there when Dr Pornthip states her findings.
Will you be there too?
And will you buy those t-shirts and wear them every weekend, every month, every year till injustice dies and the truth reigns? So that on just any Saturday and Sunday, what you see as you step out is a sea of people with the same T-shirt, says Haris. That’s a strong message being sent out.
Will you do it for Beng Hock? For Lee Lan? For his parents, his wife and his son?
That’s doing it for all the others before and after him too.
It’s got to stop. The murders have to end.
See you in court, people.
This country will not move until we move.
LB: Farida learnt late in life that the time to stand up for justice and the truth should have been years ago. She recognises that much of her life was spent in the “Me, My, Mine” zone. While the past cannot be erased, the future is there to claim and to shape. So no self-condemnation. Learn lessons, change, and move on. Today, her passion is poured into the causes Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia espouses. Not able to track her down? Try her second home Rumah Anak Bangsa Malaysia (RABM).
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