Attention everyone! We wish all of you a great end to 2010 and have a better year in 2011! Thank you for following, continually being **misled by this blawg and for all your support throughout the year – if we have been mean or offensive please forgive us. Let us now take a minute to […]
The following is the Bahasa Malaysia version of the media statement issued by Seksualiti Merdeka regarding death threats made against a Malaysian who posted a video on YouTube on his sexuality. The English version is at www.seksualitimerdeka.org.
Angela speaks about the annual Malaysian sexuality rights festival, Seksualiti Merdeka. The coalition is also behind the Malaysian leg of the “It Gets Better” project which has recently received a lot of press with its series of videos with the tagline “Saya Gay, Saya OK”
We’re not in the mess we’re in, in the world, because of too many leaks. … I say there should be some secrets. But I also say we invaded Iraq illegally because of a lack of a Bradley Manning at that time. — Daniel Ellsberg, whistleblower behind the 7,000-page documentation of US decision making about […]
UKM4 sat down recently with Liz Gooch of the International Herald Tribune (global edition of the New York Times) to share about their experiences challenging the draconian University & University Colleges Act 1971 in the court of law. This feature story on the UKM4 was not only published in the Asia Pacific edition of the International Herald Tribune but also appeared in print on December 4, 2010 on the New York edition.
LoyarBurok Publications’ first book “Perak: A State of Crisis” is available now! For those of you who missed yesterday’s book launch event, “Remember, Review & Reclaim” or came late and had to be turned away because it was packed to maximum capacity, here’s how you can order the book.
Join the Bar Council Human Rights Debate 2010! Dates: Friday, 10 – Sunday, 12 Dec Time: 10am – 4pm, Venue: Section 13 Campus, KDU University College, No. 76 Jln Universiti, PJ. Grand Final: Sunday, 12 Dec, 7.30pm – 10.15pm, Bar Council Auditorium, No. 15 Lebuh Pasar Besar, KL That’s straight after Remember, Review, Reclaim! Free […]
The recent sidestep decision of the Federal Court in Shamala’s case prompted the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism to express its despair over the inaction by the authorities in addressing these serious issues. The press statement issued by its current President is reproduced below from the MCCBCHST website Harmony Malaysia.
An appeal to all who believe in freedom under the Federal Constitution and human rights to join the call to stop the targeted persecution and violence towards our Mak Nyah community. The Mak Nyah community is being persecuted by Section 66 of the Syariah Criminal Enactment and suffer physical and sexual violations at the hands of religious officers who enforce those laws.
LoyarBurokkers Fahmi Reza and Edmund Bon receive ANNEXE HEROES Freedom Of Expression Awards on 11 December 2010 at 12pm. Do join us then to celebrate expression! Admission is free.
On 12 November, an email on the LoyarBurok e-group (an exclusive e-mailing list) prompted new LoyarBurokker June Rubis to suggest that Lord Bobo Barnabus was indeed an ape, rather than a monkey. This sparked a flurry of emails, overnight, a few of which are reproduced here (after editions for clarity). Eventually, the munificent Lord Bobo […]
The indomitable spirit of the Rakyat must not be broken. LoyarBurok invites you to Remember, Review & Reclaim on Sunday, 12.12 @ The Annexe Gallery at the “Perak State of Crisis” book launch by the Rakyat’s Perak Menteri Besar, Nizar Jamaluddin.
Fahmi: “… macam, macam Pearl Jan …” In what is the last episode (#124) of the year, PopTeeVee’s The Fairly Current Show brings on (to its peril) two LoyarBurokkers – Farez Jinnah, the curator of MyConsti‘s soon-to-be-released, excellent RadioDemokratika, and Fahri Azzat, Lord Bobo’s Minion, to speak (and sing to) you! Who let that song […]
At last, the Candidate Watch campaign concludes with the answers from the candidates of the upcoming Bar Council Election 2011/2012!
The International Criminal Court is humanity’s hope for a more peaceful future. The Review Conference at Kampala, Uganda which discussed and adopted major amendments to the Rome Statute creating the ICC was a milestone in efforts to ending impunity.
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The Candidate Watch Campaign moves on with the full list of questions for Bar Council election candidates. The responses are expected to be published on Monday, 15 November 2010.
For an early commemoration of the UN International Anti-Corruption Day, Transparency International Malaysia will be holding a half-day Workshop and a Dinner Talk by YB Dato’ Sri Idris Jala on 6 December 2010.
In solidarity with our Papuan friends who have been enduring human rights abuses carried out by Indonesian security forces – intimidation, torture and killing of villagers, activists and journalists – a documentary screening and discussion will be held on 14 November, 3.00p.m. at The Annexe Gallery, Kuala Lumpur.