‘Happening’ events this weekend


Four events to watch out for this weekend in KL and Penang.

A talk by Amir Muhammad:

Creative Women’s Art Exhibition
by artists Susan Loone, Jennifer Mourin and Joan Cheong

In conjunction with International Women’s Day 2011

The Exhibition will run from March 12-20, 2011 at the G Hotel, Persiaran Gurney, Penang

Officiated and Sponsored by YB Lydia Ong, MMK Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Komuniti

Stop Sexual Crimes: Walk and concert at Queensbay seafront

Every day we read about atrocious crimes such as rape, molestation and sexual assault happening in our society. Worse still when the crimes are inflicted upon innocent, defenceless children. Children are the future of our nation and should be protected and not violated. It makes us angry and outraged!
Come Join Kempen Rakyat: Walk to Stop Sexual Crimes: Join the Walk in conjunction with International Women’s Day. We find these rising sexual crimes unacceptable. We have had enough of violence in our society. Come and walk in solidarity with hundreds of people. Show your condemnation! Show your support! Come and make a difference by walking.

The Organisers are the Penang State Women, Family and Community Development Committee, Kempen Rakyat P. Pinang and Penang Sports Council. WCC is a coalition partner of Kempen Rakyat.


Every one and anyone can join the Walk. We expect hundreds of concerned people – families, children, community groups, organisations, companies and individuals to join the Walk To Stop Sexual Violence.
The event will take place at the MPPP Field at Queensbay Mall Roundabout on 19 March, Saturday from 5pm to 9pm.

Walkers should bring their own placard and banner with messages related to ending sexual violence against women and children. Placard Competition: Three prizes given to the three most creative placards. Those who wish to join, please make sure that your Placard Size is 25” X 20” (Manila Card size) only.
Creative Dressing Competition: There will be three special prizes for 3 participants who dressed up with the most creative outfit. Stalls/Booths: Any NGO who wishes to set up a booth, please register by Friday, 4 March 2011.

How to Register: FREE REGISTRATION! Just email the details below to [email protected]
• For Individuals: Name, Handphone and E-mail Address
• For Groups: Name of Organisation, Names of Participants, Contact Person and tel (H/P and Office) and

More details on the WCC website.


5.00 -6.00 pm: Registration and Stalls Display
Walkers will first gather at the MPPP Field. There will be NGOs and government booths to display their products and issues. Walkers will be given purple (to signify Women’s Day) and yellow (Kempen Rakyat colour) ribbons. Children will be given free balloons. The first 600 participants who have signed up earlier will collect their goody bags.

6.00pm: Walk to Stop Sexual Crimes on Queensbay Seafront
At 6pm, the Walk will be flagged off at the Queensbay Roundabout. The walk will be accompanied by musical instruments ( Punjabi drummers, Malay kompang, Chinese instruments). Walkers are encouraged to bring their own pots and pans to add to more music. The walk will begin from Queensbay Roundabout, along the Seafront till the end of the Second Roundabout and return back to the starting point. The total length of the distance (to and fro) is only ONE km and will last about FORTY (40) minutes .


After the walk, there will be a 2 hour entertaining concert to celebrate the evening! Below is the exciting line up for the concert:


Michael Jackson Impersonation by talented, self-trained MJ Sarewin, age 13 from St. Xaviers School, Penang.

Gym Rama: Acrobatic and rhythmic dance by children gymnasts of all ages from as young as 2 years, who will perform with balls, ribbons, hoops, clubs and ropes.


Baby Baby by Justin Beiber, Itu Aku: Song and Dance by our Idola Kecil and Bintang Kecil of TV fame Nor Harris Alif bin Nor Rashidi aka HARRIS, aged 12, who has performed at various functions at Hard Rock Hotel, Sunway Lagoon and various TV programmes such as Nasi Lemak Kopi O, Jom Heboh and Sua Rasa.

A Potpourie of Malaysian Dances by some 30 children from 5 to 18 years of age, from the Children’s Protection Society, to delight and enthuse the crowd to join in the dancing.

Scarecrow Dance A story of a scarecrow wanting to have a human life by Phor Tay Private High School Dance Club.

Tarian Zapin and Joget performed by children from 7 to 14 years of age from Kumpulan Warisan Jemari, Persatuan Seni Budaya Warisan Jemari Pulau Pinang.

Indian Modern Dance by 8 year-old Bogheswary from Penang.


Jambulian Singers Voice Nation is a sensational talented band of vocalists and percussionists consisting of current and ex-students from SMK Bukit Jambul. Lead by teacher Mohd Fuad Bin Naim, also a much sought after nasyeed singer, Voice Nation will bring you their very own brand of amazing voices and sound.

Beauty of Mother Nature A dance to celebrate our environment, and the beautiful life of women and children Phor Tay Private High School Dance Club.

Hip Hop & Break Dance by the Superboy Generation from Island Dance Studio, who will get you moving to their beat and groove.

Bangkit, 100 Stories and Salam by Ksatriya. As one of the pioneers of the Rap Fusion genre, Ksatriya’s music is an eclectic mix of Rock, world and Hip hop.


Prize Winners of Placard & Outfit Competition presented by YB Lydia Ong Kok Fooi, Chairperson , Penang State Women, Family and Community Development Committee.


We are the World: A finale song to rejoice and end the evening by the YWCA Kindergarten children from ages 4-6.

For further information, contact Women’s Centre for Change (WCC) at Tel: 04-228 0342,
Fax: 04-228 5784, email to [email protected]

Films on Sarawak

Invitation to Screening of Documentary Films

Penang Chinese Town Hall Youth Section, SUARAM (Penang branch), Student Progressive Front (SPF) USM, Persatuan Bahasa Tionghua (PBT) USM, Penang, Diocese Campus Ministry Office and Sembang-sembang Forum would like to invite you to attend the screening of documentary “Exiled” in Penang. We will organise two sessions of screening in Penang which will be in English and Chinese. Please refer to the details as below:

Film Screening of “Exiled” documentaries and sharing (Mandarin session)
Date :18.3.2011 (Friday)*
Time :8.00 pm – 11.00pm** *
Venue :2nd floor, Penang Chinese Town Hall (PCTH) * *

a) Bakun Trilogy: Episode 1 Flood (42mins)
b) Bakun Trilogy: Episode 2 Injustice (48mins)
c) Defend Our Homeland (60mins)

Film Screening of “Exiled” documentaries and sharing (English session)*

Date :19.3.2011 (Saturday)** *
Time : 2.00 pm – 5.00pm** *
Venue :Caring Society Complex, Jalan Utama, Penang**
a) Bakun Trilogy: Episode 1 Flood (42mins)
b) Bakun Trilogy: Episode 2 Injustice (48mins)
c) Defend Our Homeland (60mins)

Free admission. Through these films, we hope to engage people in Penang to have a better understanding on Sarawak issues and some other community issues. We also strongly recommend all Sarawakians in Penang, people who are facing community issues like land, telecommunication towers, urban and town planning etc to join us to for exchange of views.

Please kindly contact Ong Jing Cheng 012-7583779 for further information.

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susan loone

Oh, thanks for the promo Anil!


Thanks for the promo and a special thanks to everyone who braved the rain to support the event. If you’d like to hear Bangkit or 100 Stories do drop by the fan page http://www.facebook.com/rebelrhyming. New stuff up soon!


oops, i missed all of them…


The free Ning Baizura concert at PISA last Saturday was not considered ‘happening’ enough for Anil to advertise?

How was the response to the concert?
I am awaiting review from tunglang.

Najib is visiting Muar on 26 March, one of the agenda is to meet the malay traders plying along the disputed road.

Bowen Liu

Is Amir Muhammad the director whose film (on the life of ex-communists in Malaysia) is banned in Malaysia?


Umno is still using communist as a bogeyman, after all these years, to scare the malays into submitting to ketuanan. That’s why films like Paloh & Bukit Kepong are made.