Aliran releases music video to commemorate Human Rights Day

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Check out this new music video released by Aliran.

That should maybe counter some of the negative vibes in the air today.

I don’t expect the Pas-Umno rally to exceed the turnouts at the Bersih rallies, which ran into a few hundred thousand. The Pas 355 rally in February 2017 drew around 20,000 – so ma be the rally today might get double that ie close to 50,000.

Let’s see what happens. Enjoy the weekend.

Update 1: a political scientist-friend at the scene of the rally tells me the crowd is at most 50,000 just after 2pm.

Update 2: In the end, looking at aerial photos, I estimate the crowd to be between 50,000 and 100,000 ie a bit larger than my guess of 50,000 but still smaller than the Bersih rallies.

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Black Mage
Black Mage
8 Dec 2018 2.34pm

Unhappy mahasiswa to join anti-Icerd rally
https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/12/08/unhappy-students-to-join-antiicerd-rally/

PTPTN fiasco shows that our country can save tax payers’ money by reducing the intake of local university undergraduates, and less burden on PTPTN. Currently there are close to 15K unemployed graduates, and those with jobs cannot repay PTPTN loan even RM50/month. In other words we have been producing graduates with irrelevan skills that cannot secure good paying jobs. PH government should instead channel more resources for TVET education as vocational skills can guarantee jobs and reduce our dependency on foreign labour.

Sabri
Sabri
11 Dec 2018 4.36pm
Reply to  Black Mage

No skills future no job.
Cannot depend on government aid forever since national debt already high.
Malays must face the reality.

Cygnus Knight
Cygnus Knight
22 Dec 2018 10.53am
Reply to  Sabri

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir announced that the overhaul of Malaysian education will diminish the current focus on religion.

https://www.malaymail.com/s/1705356/for-education-overhaul-pm-moots-cutting-back-on-religion-studies

“Someone changed the curriculum in school and now national schools have become religious schools.

“They are all learning about the religion of Islam and not learning anything else. As a result, those who pass in school are not very conversant with subjects that are useful for them to get jobs, but they are very good ulama,” he said.

Xiong Huat Kee
Xiong Huat Kee
10 Dec 2018 3.01pm

Wah Lao! Tabung Haji also operate like JJPTR?

Cygnus Knight
Cygnus Knight
11 Dec 2018 7.58am
Reply to  Xiong Huat Kee

Over-stated profits, under-stated value of assets, an unbalanced profile of depositors and questionable transactions were all uncovered in the review of the financial position of Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH).

The consultants highlighted that TH was sitting on up to RM10.2bil in losses of its domestic and international equities as of October this year and its liabilities outstripped assets by RM9bil.

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/12/11/review-finds-tabung-haji-in-dire-straits-questionable-transactions-found-all-over-in-report-of-i/#ZGCJu6eiBKV72UGw.99

Samudra Rimau
Samudra Rimau
11 Dec 2018 11.53am
Reply to  Cygnus Knight

The days of easy money is over. The bumi institutions like Tabung Haji (perniagaan tak sah, hibah haram?), Felda, Mara etc all losing money due to mismanagement (corrupt practices?) and in high debt! Better heed PM Mahathir’s advice to work hard and earn proper income. Otherwise have less children to lessen burden please. We do not want to see Yellow Vest protest in France to happen here since cost of living will go up inevitably due to our weak Ringgit.

Cygnus Knight
Cygnus Knight
11 Dec 2018 6.53pm
Reply to  Samudra Rimau

The Tabung Haji Act 1995 prohibits the payment of dividends, or hibah as they are called in Islamic financial terms, when in deficit or when there are no distributable profits.

tunglang
tunglang
11 Dec 2018 7.53pm
Reply to  Samudra Rimau

Ye right, bru.
Have less children to lessen costs of family living. Gomen should cut costs of subsidising large families who procreate … without proper family planning. Learn some sex education is one way to go…

Wei
Wei
11 Dec 2018 12.34pm
Reply to  Cygnus Knight

must be non malay and DAP’s fault…

Halsey
Halsey
11 Dec 2018 2.11pm
Reply to  Cygnus Knight

Has PAS taken some of 1MDB monies and now have to protect UMNO at ALL cost?
The (religion) PAS practice – Racism OK but STEALING Tabung Haji, FELDA, MARA, IMDB monies is ok – BY THE WAY IT IS ALL MONIES RELATED TO MALAYS! Well done!!!

Black Mage
Black Mage
8 Dec 2018 10.17am

The uninformed (wrongly uneducated) ones equate human rights to supporting LGBT movement.

Shilo
Shilo
10 Dec 2018 11.53am
Reply to  Black Mage

Also they are scared rakyat can have choice of choosing their religion, or to believe in Santa Claus if human rights are practiced.

Bigjoe
Bigjoe
9 Dec 2018 5.22am

The respond of Suhakam to anti-ICERD demo is MTV??? HADI Awang just linked legal discrimination to his Islamic cause and the left respond is music video? The right now has religo war as main political opposition and the left want to sing to them?

V Ramesh
V Ramesh
9 Dec 2018 12.14pm
Reply to  Bigjoe

If you see the picture on today’s paper, the desperate Zahid Hamidi grabbed Hadi’s hand to raise high up! Umno is courting PAS!

Jaiyu
Jaiyu
10 Dec 2018 1.22pm
Reply to  V Ramesh
Samudra Rimau
Samudra Rimau
11 Dec 2018 11.55am
Reply to  Jaiyu

More like Umno ejecting Zahid by year end due to his poor leadership, worst than Hadi!

Cygnus Knight
Cygnus Knight
9 Dec 2018 8.25pm
Reply to  Bigjoe

PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang said that non-Malays should be grateful that they were welcomed by Muslims to Malaya despite coming as coolies.

“The migrants were brought here by the colonialists, and it is the compassion of Muslims that accepted anyone.

https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/117072

Cygnus Knight
Cygnus Knight
10 Dec 2018 10.31am
Reply to  Bigjoe

The anyi-ICERD rally is a wake-up call for PH to get out to the Malay heartland with people and policies that will have a transformative impact.

The PH government is too consumed by the blame game which they believe can carry them through to a second term in Putrajaya.

https://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/columnists/analysis/2018/12/10/wakeup-call-for-pakatan-govt-the-islamic-flavour-the-sheer-numbers-and-singleminded-purpose-of-prote/#e0xZWP0qOy2d5wtQ.99

Majority of muslims here do not subscribe to human rights for fear of liberal thinking threatening their conservative belief.

Amri
Amri
10 Dec 2018 4.33pm
Reply to  Cygnus Knight

ICERD is from UN. Why protest here?
Go to UN New York to protest can or not?

Cygnus Knight
Cygnus Knight
11 Dec 2018 8.03am

YB Sim should check this up, and implement urban farming in Penang to sustain our vegetable supply and cut reliance on import:

https://www.citiponics.com/

tunglang
tunglang
8 Dec 2018 5.20pm

We may be heading to a new world order, one that will put to sleep all forms of discriminations, slavery, corruptions, entitlements, monarchies, religious bigotry, trade wars, terrorism, social class disparity & nationalism. Countries may one day exist only as names but without borders as the socio-political-economic system will function under one global platform. Cross-cultural initiatives will be encouraged as religions play a passive role more of a wallpaper than a patriarch of cultures. And societies will function as cashless in the name of efficiency & security. Digital implant & RFID tech in our foreheads? Or call it the mark… Read more »

Wei
Wei
10 Dec 2018 9.31am
Reply to  tunglang

it is time you wake up from your dream land…hehe

PenangLang
PenangLang
10 Dec 2018 7.14pm
Reply to  tunglang

You’re living in the wrong planet.

tunglang
tunglang
8 Dec 2018 11.34am

“Don’t do unto others what you don’t want done unto you.” ― Confucius I believe Confucius already understood & shared one of the universal values of human rights before the first Chinese armada arrived at Melaka. Did we see any show of Chinese martial art might at the Port of Melaka? Nope. In face Ming China sent Hang Li Po (漢麗寶) as a ‘bride’ to the Malaccan Sultan Mansur Shah. In contrast, the European colonists went on a rampage + mass conversion of the indigenous people to Christianity in the New World of the Americas & often accompanied by show… Read more »

Cygnus Knight
Cygnus Knight
9 Dec 2018 8.17pm
Reply to  tunglang

Be thankful to the British. If the Spanish Conquistadors were to invade Tanah Melayu then, all would have been Catholics today.

Amri
Amri
10 Dec 2018 4.35pm
Reply to  Cygnus Knight

That is why there is so little Muslim in South America. Even the descendants of Incas became Christians, because Arabs never go there. This is historical facts.

Samudra Rimau
Samudra Rimau
11 Dec 2018 11.56am
Reply to  Amri

I don’t think our Professor Sejarah KKK will dispute this.

Phua Kai Lit
Phua Kai Lit
11 Dec 2018 4.52pm
Reply to  Amri

Actually Arabs migrated to South America, and then they converted to Roman Catholicism. For example Carlos Menem’s family in Argentina. Originally Muslims from Lebanon.

Cygnus Knight
Cygnus Knight
22 Dec 2018 10.50am

Dr M: Migrant workers changing demographics of Malaysia

https://www.malaymail.com/s/1705365/dr-m-migrant-workers-changing-demographics-of-malaysia

The number of foreign workers in Malaysia had increased from 1.7 million in 2010 to 2.1 million in 2013, and subsequently to around 2.2 million in 2017.

Cygnus Knight
Cygnus Knight
13 Dec 2018 7.40pm

YB Yeo Bee Lin’s reply to Lynas employees
https://malaysiakini.com/news/456020

Halsey
Halsey
11 Dec 2018 2.03pm

Many may identity with Freedom by the late George Michael:

Wei
Wei
9 Dec 2018 1.23am

hehe ..they probably sing a different tune later on..just look at Chandra Muzaffar and that paul low guy…none of these so called NGOs can be trusted…

Shilo
Shilo
10 Dec 2018 11.55am
Reply to  Wei

I believe in Santa Claus more than Chandra Muzaffar, who has betrayed Reformasi. Merry Christmas and Peace on Earth!

HidupRakyat
HidupRakyat
8 Dec 2018 1.12pm

I would like to personally thank the gov for not ratifying the stupid agreement. Are the non-Malays living in hell? Nope, end of the story.

tunglang
tunglang
8 Dec 2018 5.28pm
Reply to  HidupRakyat

It may not be hell on earth’s rare entitlement in Malaya Nusantara, BUT some of us are classified to be handicapped from birth till death. Not experiencing it is anaesthetic to empathy of non-entitlement.

Wei
Wei
9 Dec 2018 12.55am
Reply to  HidupRakyat

are the privileged race living in hell…?

Black Mage
Black Mage
9 Dec 2018 10.30am
Reply to  HidupRakyat

SHAH ALAM (Bernama): The Malays and bumiputras must work harder to compete with other races in the country, says PM Tun Dr Mahathir. He said the fact was that many Malays and bumiputras had difficult lives and lived in rural areas, even though they had political power. “In our own country, we (Malays and bumiputras) have retreated far from conurbations, and many of us are from poor families. “Yes, today we are powerful politically and with this power, we can extend a little assistance to the Malays and bumiputras, think about it… but if we do not have political power… Read more »

tunglang
tunglang
9 Dec 2018 6.51pm
Reply to  Black Mage

“Malay Dilemma: Work Harder or Die” Jack Trout would have advised the same.
Jack Trout is the author of the book: Differentiate or Die: Survival in Our Era of Killer Competition.

Wei
Wei
9 Dec 2018 11.36pm
Reply to  Black Mage

no, the privileged race never know what poverty is, rural cambodia, laos, myanmar,vietnam and china know what poverty is….

Amri
Amri
10 Dec 2018 4.36pm
Reply to  Wei

But they can sympathise with the plight of Rohingyas.

Wei
Wei
15 Dec 2018 10.26am
Reply to  HidupRakyat

non malay appointed AG kau pek kao bo, malay steal from malay institution not a squeak…