Thursday, December 06, 2007

If Lulu Were A Central Market Trader, Lulu Would, In a Huff, Go Look Up Lee Chong Meng

remember him?
he's the MCA bukit bintang chairman,
the one who was not elected as MP for Bukit Bintang,
the one who held a "protest" in a hotel for the traders in Jln Alor, Jln Merlimau and Jln Tiong Nam because their business went down on the Bersih March day.

Well, if Lulu were a trader in Central Market, Lulu would go running and crying to him now cos my anticipated peak in business on Sunday has fizzled out, no thanks to PDRM's insistence on a permit for the Bar Council to carry out their International Human Rights Festival at Central Market.
What was supposed to bring more people into Central Market to buy my goods is now not going to happen. The Bar Council has moved the activities to the council auditorium.
If Lulu were a Central Market trader, that would mean a big drop in anticipated sales.
If Lulu were a Central Market trader, Lulu would demand that Lee Chong Meng organise a protest in a hotel with free lunch to voice out her plight, just like how he did for the Jln Alor, Jln Merlimau and Jln Tiong Nam traders.

So, Lee Chong Meng, after suffering losses in "many thousands" of ringgit [we a bit more honest here-la. No million ringgit claim] following this Saturday's cancellation, could you take the Central Market traders' plight to the press and organise a protest for them in an hotel? Lulu's not one of them, but Lulu really feels for them. And Lulu guesses that you do too, cos you emphatised so well with the Jln Alor, Jln Merlimau and Jln Tiong Nam traders.

note - the Bon has sent out a letter on the change of venue.

Dear all,
kindly take note that venue for the Festival is no longer Central Market but is now instead the auditorium at the Bar Council Building (a skip and a hop from Central Market). The address is:
No. 13, 15 & 17, Leboh Pasar Besar,
50050 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan,

The following is a personal note by the Chairman of the Bar Council's Human Rights Committee:-

The theme of the Festival of Rights this year is "As I Believe: Freedom of Expression through Art, Music, Culture and Conscience". We intended to showcase the indivisibility of rights, and how various forms of expression are manifested in the facets of our humanity.

We have notified the police of our programme for the Festival of Rights. We have been asked to apply for a permit.

It would be ironic and outrageous for us to make such an application.

We are therefore moving our festivities (which starts at 9am) to the Bar Council Building.

On a day where everyone ought to celebrate human rights, it is also an important time to take stock of the repression of rights in this country, particularly the regulation of free speech and expression by way of licensing requirements.

The right to freedom of expression in Malaysia is in practical terms illusory. Licensed expression is not expression. We need to change this.

On International Human Rights Day where there is much to celebrate around the world, this year in our country, we protest. We protest in a place where human rights, free speech and expression is vigorously respected and defended.

Join us on the 9th!

warm regards
Edmund Bon


Anonymous said...

might as well call it off. a festival in an auditorium as small as in ex-OUB building. gee, I was a OUB staff until it disappear after being taken over by another bigger bank from S'pore. What can you do that in a smallish place like OUB building.
for your credibility, please call it off. no big deal and I dont blame you. this governemnt is no better than the murderous regime of Burma. their suppression and oppression is no different.
More democratic sapce and freer society? my Butt!

Sharing said...

Human Rights forfeited!!
Committee & Edmund's efforts, no deny!
Meeting in Council remains public and could be nailed!!
Get the permit to show
how they can "kill" a Rights!

The walk or the "Celebration" is Right(s) & Bright!
Authority tarnished the Rights!
Let it DIE
to show how it is deprived!

Let Malaysia be out of the Celebration
when Authority hammered with their permit "Rights"!

Let leaflet of UN Human Rights be pick-up from the Council
to tell what are Human Rights!
Nothing to celebrate but remind!!

if they dare to do it twice!!
This is a kind of Silent Protest!
NO ONE CAN CELEBRATE HUMAN RIGHTS as authority overrides!!

Sharing said...

Free Walk to HR!!
Celebration no where!!

Above explains no point for the Permit,
It is dam right!

Move the matter to court
the right place to talk!
Show the lawyer have fought!
HR cannot be avoided in Court
when Constitution needs be alert!

If nowhere in Court
HR can never be talked!

HR is equality without limitation
but imagination
whenever fairness on each and every application!!

HR Committee meet people outside the BAR
to give away UN leaflet to everyone
No Celebration to mark HR been barred!!

where Committee at work!!

Sharing said...

Vote Human Rights!!
Raise HR Fund at the spot
Besides the leaflet put the box.
RM1 for one vote!!
Anyone can cast for whose he knows
so the amount give a vote!

A vote and fund for HR to court!
Queue up to show Peace!
if too many at one pace!

Sharing said...

Song for the Scenes!!
When PM looks at Surveys not the Screams!
(Rhythms: from Where have all the flowers gone?)
Where have all the appeals gone?
Long time passing!
Where have all the memos gone?
Some time ago!
Where have all the Rallies gone?
Police teargas everywhere!
Did PM ever see?
Did PM ever see?

Where have all the police gone?
Gone to Rallies everyone!
Where have all the fairness gone?
Gone to greedy!
Where have all the money gone?
Gone to toll, tax, corruptions!
No one need to be told!
No one need to be told!

Where have all the MPs gone?
Gone to sleeping everyone!
Where have all the projects gone?
Gone to Samy!
Where have all the joking gone?
Gone to leaking everywhere!
Did PM ever know?
Did PM ever know?

Where have lost the ballots box?
EC chief knew nothing?
Where have all the tricks to be?
BN knows well!
Where have all the postal votes?
Gone to BN's pocket!
Did PM ever know?
Did PM ever know?

Where have all the People gone?
Gone to Rallies everyone!
Where have all the People gone?
Gone to Valley!
Where have all the People gone?
Talking grievance everyone!
So PM stays away
So PM stays away!

Why surveys one by one?
BN's way of showing!
Why only survey done?
Their only way!
Why survey off the facts?
BN's trick to overcome!
Hiding facts from everyone
Hiding facts from everyone!!

The original sang during Anti-war in U.S.
so for Peace this song wrote
and for Peace this song is repeated!!
The question is where the Grievances can go?
How many more to be abused
when at least 31 Hindu in court
for a peaceful walk in Batu Cave!

PM swing with surveys over facts
Just repeating "King in his new Clothes" to act!
People not in War but to the walls!!

Lawyers' Client said...

Freedom is a misleading word
Rights is more appropriate when fairness or Equalities must work!
Rights and obligations both to be alert!

Rights partner with Obligations
Constitution with Policemen
Clients with lawyers
People with Government
Buyers with sellers
Consumers with Manufacturers, or Service Providers
House Buyers and Developers
Residents and Councilors
No former, no latter!!

I will come Sunday
to find my lawyer!
A lawyer brave to sue the judge
but not taking the interest of client at large
Taking payment but sitting and ignoring reminders several month passed!
Not attending court many times right at the start!
Without the intervention of Bar and court like a star!
Putting Client in the Dark!
Surely he cannot fight for Human Rights
so only Freedom to Assembly if he dare to be a part!

If he is not in,
I will find two she!
who misled counterclaim to be done after amendment made!
who refused to get Suggest Statement of facts & issues even pleadings made!
distorting pleading and get discharged with false allegations
challenging "see you in court if you not happy"!

If she is not in,
I will find another he
who refused giving opinion even after case management
leaving defense holes for Plaintiff's arguments!

If he is not,
I will find again a he
who denied the obligation of the Developer to apply Consent
to make MOT valid and registrable
charging a job of Developer's
but no application to see after year!
When complain to Bar
declared Defamation for Million RM to talk!

If he is not in,
another he from the BAR
who instigate Respondent to object explanation to Complainant!
He may not be in as was told he is a Judge somewhere!

If he is not in,
another he from DB
who followed Respondent objection not to provide Explanation to Complainant!
Discharging complaint without explanation, hearing or investigation.
Board minutes said to come
no sign after years passed!

How many Rights I have to fight
to see even Rights and Obligations from Lawyers, Bar and court!
They are All one Basic Rights - Client or Consumer Rights!
No need to assembly, if Rights is Right without numbers!!