Threat to MyConsti: Rise, 100 Lawyers Rise!

The LoyarBurok Defence Team is calling on lawyers and pupils to join “Team100” to defend the Bar Council and MyConstitution Campaigners in Court.

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Last Sunday (5 September) evening when I heard the shocking news that an unknown 1Malaysia Youth Graduands Club had lodged a police report against the much-loved MyConsti Campaign claiming that its Rakyat Guides were seditious, the oft-quoted words of wisdom from Voltaire came to mind.

Voltaire said that “common sense is not so common” and the lodging of the report proved Voltaire to be right yet again.

In the present context, common sense (which is obviously lacking in some minds) tells us that the report was nothing more that an attempt by the Club to attract cheap publicity and gain some sort of recognition. C’mon, everyone knows that if you made a report against but-the-only-most-popular-movement-at-the-moment, its legion of fans would hate you, and you would be (in)famous instantly. The Club may now file a report against LoyarBurok!

It was another feeble attempt by ultra-right wing conservatives via their stooges to spread fear and unsubstantiated rumours among the masses in the desperate attempt to maintain their hegemony.

For the record, I also find the notion of any 1Malaysia “fan club” such as 1Malaysia Youth Graduands Club which supports the supremacy or superiority of one race over others to be a joke. It is an oxymoron. It is akin to saying that we are a group of non-discriminatory racists.

So, as part of my crusade against anything that is stupid and inane, I have, on behalf of the LoyarBurok Defence Team, offered our services on a pro bono basis to the Bar Council and the MyConsti members.

If the authorities are smart, or possess common sense, you would file the report and go away.

But if you are not, we challenge you to take this all the way.

You have my word that we will call on and mobilise 100 lawyers and pupils to comprise the Defence Team (a.k.a. “Team100”), and sit in Court to fill every Court bench. And to fight you on all fronts including in the trenches of every Court room.

And if you are still not going to get the message, I’m not sure what will.

Perhaps this tweet @edmundbon who chairs the Constitutional Law Committee will:

I’m really really sad. I’m sad because Club 1Msia has just turned millions of MyConsti Msians v Govt in name of 1Msia. Sob.

Note: We have a number of lawyers already on board. Let us continue recruiting. If you want to be part of Team100, please sign up by inserting your name and optionally, a short note addressed to the MyConsti people, in the Comments section below.

LB: The writer was supposed to be a reincarnation of Mahatma Gandhi, Malcolm X, Che Guevara, Hang Jebat, Bruce Lee and Nocturno Beasto (a black metal dude from Bergen, Norway) rolled into one. Due to the highly complicated “1Reincarnation process” (which was impossible anyway in the “1st” place because of discriminatory scientific-politico policies) and Lord Bobo’s intervention, he ended up as Amer Hamzah Arshad in the present life. And for the sins of others he has been condemned to practise law in Malaysia where nothing makes sense. The writer believes that Slayer’s “Reign in Blood” is still one of the best metal albums ever made.




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The writer was supposed to be a reincarnation of Mahatma Gandhi, Malcolm X, Che Guevara, Hang Jebat, Bruce Lee and Nocurnto Beasto (a black metal dude from Bergen, Norway) rolled into one. Due to the highly complicated "1Reincarnation process" (which was impossible anyway in the "1st" place because of discriminatory scientific-politico policies) and Lord Bobo's intervention, he ended up as Amer Hamzah Arshad in the present life. And for the sins of others he has been condemned to practise law in Malaysia where nothing makes sense. Amer believes that Slayer's "Reign in Blood" is still one of the best metal albums ever made.

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92 Responses to Threat to MyConsti: Rise, 100 Lawyers Rise!

  1. J Yong

    Am not a lawyer but would like to give a hug to all of you who are "in". I love all of you, brothers and sisters. With people like you we are going to have a better tomorrow.

  2. Count me in Guys! We need to stand together!

  3. count me in. anybody dumb enuff to go against this deserves a tight slap from yours truly. student n political activist here. fudge them idiots.

  4. SA.KUMARESAN

    Yep..count me in. I'm a law student

  5. cheryl

    am an ex-lawyer, am not even in the country, but so wanna be in. haiya…

  6. chris

    Not a lawyer but another loyar buruk.Email if u need any help.The myconsti campaign people.be strong, be brave.How I wish more people like these whom can stand up for the right of the people.Ragu,take note.Cuepacs and other human right org also should take note and stand up for the right of their members. Good luck.

  7. Mak

    I m in too……………….

  8. zikri

    not a lawyer,but can u count me in?

  9. H R Dipendra

    No.40

  10. Andrew Khoo

    Once more unto the breach.

  11. Alex Wong

    For justice's sake, I am in!

  12. Chris Tan

    Law student can? If so, I am IN too!

  13. Yohen

    No. 37 and counting!! mana yang lain??

  14. Tharminder

    I'm in

  15. Eric Choo

    I am in.

  16. Danny LoHH

    I'm not a lawyer, how can I help?

    I know! I can help distribute the Rakyat Guides in my work place! What do I need to do?

  17. Gi Gyn

    Like that quote – "common sense is not so common" :)

    Count me IN

  18. ok ok .. i suppose i am in as well. but we are giving those 1morons too much publicity and too much credit lah..

  19. Melissa

    im in too. As syah said, berani kerana benar!

  20. Benjamin Sathyananda

    w00t! w00t!

  21. Khabir Dhillon

    I'm in! Stay strong MyConsti folks, we're behind you all the way

  22. Soo Siew Mei

    Too much abuse of 'kekhuatiran'. We must fight.

  23. farida

    Like c h chua I'm not a lawyer but having seen Razak Musa's sterling non-lawyer peformance in court…I think I can get by.

    How can I not be in as a civil society supporter!!!!

  24. Elviza Michele Kamal

    Count me in, Amer. You have my number

  25. Janetlee

    Aiyoh, is that all?

  26. janet chai

    count me in too!

  27. Kenneth Wong

    I thought the entire NWF team would be in, automatically. No?

  28. sherrie

    I'm definitely in!!

  29. Farah Intan

    I'm in!

  30. Yanti

    All for it! Kekhuatiran yang berasaskan kepentingan politik sesetengah pihak tidak ada tempat dalam perjuangan merakyatkan perlembagaan.

    Common sense FTW!

  31. Daniel Albert

    i'm in

  32. Qama Gill

    can i be notified beforehand so i can apply leave to attend court? can't risk my job but can't risk liberty as well..

    "to be or not to be"

    i'm in!!

  33. c h chua

    I am not a layarburok, not even a loyar at that, but will nevertheless contribute if fund is needed. Yes, mobilize to take this all the way to dehorn and maybe, just may be, to unseat the hegemony.

  34. Johnson Lim

    Am in.

  35. Lee Shih

    I'm in! By our powers combined…

  36. count me in…. it's clobberin' time!!

  37. Syamsuriatina Ishak

    Yeay ppl! I'm on board!

  38. Joanne

    Can't wait to battle beside the 'common sense' ones

  39. ts

    In order to be in, i have to quit my job. So count me IN.

  40. ladymissazira

    Azira Aziz is IN.

  41. Clement Ong

    Please count me in too!

  42. Lingswaran Singh

    Ready for battle comrade!

  43. Seira Sacha

    I'm in. Altho I am not part of the MyConsti committee, I have always been supportive of what they do. And they have done nothing wrong.