It's 10-Eleven, and it's not a man's world. Today's the day we meet at Dataran Merdeka at 3pm and walk from there to the Istana - in yellow and in peace - to send an urgent message from the people to the Agong.
A team of high-powered civil society and political leaders, including Wan Azizah of PKR, Teresa Kuok of DAP, and Maria Chin Abdullah of Women's Development Collective, will submit the memo to the Agong.
Lawyer Edmund Bon, who is chairperson of the Bar Council Human Rights Committee, said the Bar will deploy a team of monitors, consisting of lawyers and law students, during the walk. These monitors can be identified by the tags and arm bands and court attire.
"Their function is purely to document and monitor. (The monitors will be) adopting a non-interventionist approach."
Bon said the Bar opposes the necessity of police permits to assemble, and this position is the way forward if Malaysia is to become a developed nation by 2020.
"... we have participated and witnessed many assemblies in the country which were planned, and turned out to be peaceful. The last major one of course was the Bar's Walk for Justice. A common thread in these assemblies has been the commendable, non-interventionist approach taken by the police, Special Branch and FRU."
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Paint it yellow
At 1:51 am