Key events on 16 September, Malaysia Day

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Malaysia Day eve – Zunar does us proud by becoming the first full-time cartoonist to win the International Press Freedom award by the Committee to Protect Journalists. At the same time, it is an indictment on the state of media freedom in Malaysia.

Malaysia Day:

9am – 1pm – Launch of Parti Amanah Negara at the Ideal Convention Centre (IDCC), Section 15, Shah Alam expected to be attended by 2,000 people.

11am – Red Shirts rally participants expected to convene at Bukit Bintang. Three rally check points: Masjid Negara, Masjid Al Bukhary on Jalan Hang Tuah, and Kompleks Kraf on Jalan Conlay.

Weather forecast for KL: Rain and a thunderstorm in the morning followed by a shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon(!)

3pm – Red Shirts rally participants expected to march to Padang Merbok. (Malaysians are hoping that the police will act impartially and professionally in monitoring the rally and the situation around the Klang Valley.)

3pm-5pm – Another group calling itself Malaysians for Malaysia is organising a birthday party for Malaysia at Taman KLCC. Their message: “Let’s help stop the spread of hate, bigotry and racism by celebrating and loving what it means to be Malaysian!”

From 6pm – Malaysia Day celebrations in Kota Kinabalu. Najib, Sabah CM Musa Aman and Sarawak CM Adenan Satem expected to sign a Malaysia Day document. (So who’s in charge in KL? Deputy PM Zahid?)

Weather forecast for KK: Rain expected in late afternoon.

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  1. Answers provided to Parliament have given tantalising clues on how Felda mobilised 10,000 settlers for the ‘red shirt’ rally in Kuala Lumpur.

    According to DAP’s Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching, the government agency that helps rural poor open up new settlements held a rally in conjunction with Malaysia Day celebrations on Sept 16.

    The settlers were told that Felda was holding the rally in the capital city as part of a community programme to encourage patriotism and instilling gratefulness among the settlers over their good fortune.

    “However, as is publicly known, Sept 16 this year was the red shirt rally,” said Teo.

    “Was the Felda settlers rally purposely held on the same day to boost the numbers of the red shirt rally?” she asked.

    The total number of Felda settlers who joined the rally was estimated to be 10,000, according to the parliamentary reply, she said.

    This means that about 10,000 Felda settlers joined the red shirt rally, she surmised. Many of the settlers were transported to Kuala Lumpur in buses.

    https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/319014

  2. Parti Amanah Negara is launched before ROS gives its ‘blessing’? Can expect ROS to ikut perintah and create more hurdles for Mat Sabu gang?

    • If racism was based on Islam as claimed by Tan Sri Annuar Musa, does he mean that the religion advocates categorization of human by their race irrespective of their religion that they professed or embraced; meaning that even Arab, African, European, Chinese, Malay Muslims are taken to be different thus to be treated differently?

      • Ahmad Maslan (who has been overshadowed by the new Umno poster boy Rahman Dahlan) by was trying too hard knowing that he could soon be expired to be a has-been? Apprentice of Ali Rustam?

    • Claiming that an acceptable form of racism exists in Islam shows how Malaysian politics lack ideological conviction, ‎Negri Sembilan prince Tunku Zain Al-Abidin Ibni Tuanku Muhriz said today.‎

      Although he mentioned no names, the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) president said such rhetoric was just another one of the government’s attempts to justify dividing the people.

      “Liberal ideas are branded as alien and heretical concepts and new justifications are dreamt up to consolidate state-sponsored division,” Tunku Zain said in his keynote address at the Malaysia Freedom Summit 2015 in Petaling Jaya.

      “Indeed, in the aftermath of the Malaysia Day ‘red shirt’ rally, there was one politician who tried to argue that there is such a thing as an acceptable, ‘Islamic’ form of racism.

      “The adoption of such rhetoric coupled with the vilification of liberal ideas highlights how malleable our political landscape is; how bereft it is of ideological conviction.”

      On Wednesday, Tan Sri Annuar Musa, an Umno Supreme Council member, justified the racial overtone of the ‘red shirt’ rally by declaring himself a racist.

      He said his racism was based on Islam and that the religion allowed it as long as it did not involve oppressing others.

      https://sg.news.yahoo.com/islamic-racism-shows-shallow-malaysian-031939250.html

  3. Tengku Razaleigh tried to calm the Malays with this statement:

    “In our desire to remain on top of things, we conveniently forget that our other Malaysians have contributed more than their fair share in the service of the country. We choose to forget that there are other Malaysians, who upon coming to these fair shores, adapted and assimilated themselves into the dominant native culture. But the Malays, to my mind, are short on confidence and this makes us a scared lot, especially in our relationship and interaction with other Malaysians.”

    http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/malays-forget-other-communities-contributed-to-malaysias-development-says-k

    Not sure if Utusan, Berita Harian or TV3 are reporting this.

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