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.
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,
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!