‘Rock 4 Rights’ (R4R) music festival was organised in April 2011 at Fort Cornwallis, Penang as a platform to officiate the last phase of the MyConstitution campaign, the emphasis being on elections and democracy. It was jointly organised by the non-governmental organisations of Frinjan and Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia (SABM) together with the Committee. It managed to attract a 2,000- strong crowd throughout the 12-hour long festival.
What is Rock 4 Rights 2?
With the success of R4R, the Committee decided to organise a second installment of the music festival. After a series of talks with KDU University College through its Law Department, KDU University College together with Frinjan has agreed to co-organise the second R4R (R4R2) with the Committee.
R4R2 will comprise the following components:-
Vendors helming booths within the bazaar cum flea market, selling food and beverage, clothes, jewellery and an assortment of arts and craft items. It has been proposed that a portion of the proceeds from the rental of the canopy space be donated to a children’s charitable home to be identified mutually;
Non-governmental organisation booths providing access and information to the public to assist and expand their understanding on issues or to provide avenues of recourse within the public sphere;
A small stage in the lecture hall of the Campus for smaller, more intimate acts such as acoustic or niche performers. This will also include a performing arts component for theatre works and street performances; and
The focus event will be at the main stage, which will host independent bands from the local music scene.
The theme for R4R2 is “Associate. Assemble. Articulate”. It encapsulates the rights enshrined in Article 10 of the Federal Constitution. Article 10 guarantees the following:
Syahredzan Johan adalah seorang peguam muda dan seorang rakan kongsi di sebuah firma guaman di Kuala Lumpur. Dia melihat dirinya sebagai seorang pengkritik politik dan pengulas sosial. Tetapi dia sebenarnya hanyalah seorang warga Malaysia yang mempunyai terlalu banyak pendapat. Dia adalah seorang yang patriotik, walaupun bukan dengan cara biasa seperti mengibar bendera. Dia percaya Malaysia mempunyai potensi yang hanya dapat direalisasi sekiranya rakyatnya belajar bersatu-padu dan bukannya berpecah-belah. Ikutilah Syah di Refleksi Minda.
Posted on 13 January 2013.
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