It’s all happening here in Penang in the coming days:
Sunday, 25 October
Noon: Himanshu Bhatt on the meaning of Deepavali in Penang’s dim and distant past
Venue: Upper Penang Road
2.00-3.30pm: Kee Thuan Chye reads from his latest book “March 8: The day Malaysia woke up”
Venue: Upper Penang Road.
10.00am-3.00pm: Exhibition on people’s movements pre- and post-Independence
Venue: Caring Society Complex
Organisers: Persatuan Persahabatan Abad Ke-21 Malaysia, Persatuan Kawan Karib Pulau Pinang, Persatuan Persahabatan Phoenix Malaysia and Suaram.
Tuesday, 28 October
8.00pm – Mass for Justice and Peace in our land, including prayers for the release of all ISA detainees and the repeal of the ISA
Venue: (Catholic) Church of the Nativity, Butterworth (next to Sikh temple), about 1km from ferry terminal.
Saturday, 1 November
2.00-5.00pm: Interfaith dialogue: Women in the Eyes of God
Representatives from the various religions taking part.
Venue: Hotel Seri Malaysia
Organiser: Jamaah Islah Malaysia
Contact Cik Ramlah 016-4222142 to make a reservation; limited places
Saturday, 8 November
2.00-5.00pm – Forum: Wireless@Penang (to address issues relating to the proposed state-wide wi-fi project)
Venue: Komtar Dome
Organisers: Penang state government and MCMC
Meanwhile, a new group calling itself the Penang Wireless Campaign Group, concerned about the possible health risks of state-wide wi-fi, has set up a blog.