[Updated on 8 December 2010 with revised programme.]
It has been (almost) 2 years since the Perak constitutional crisis first erupted, and still, there are ongoing repercussions. The litigation has yet to end. The scars have yet to heal.
Contemporaneous to whilst the political upheavals were occurring, contributors to Malaysia’s top blawg (www.LoyarBurok.com) documented the stories as they unfolded, ranted about the shenanigans as they happened and reflected on the cases as they were decided.
As elections loom, the rakyat are urged to remember the iconic Perak Crisis, where the most blatant travesties of constitutional law and order took place. Where elected representatives betrayed their constituents. Where the judicial process was both celebrated and vilified. Where ordinary citizens were oppressed. It is a period which some quarters hope have been forgotten.
But many Malaysians still hope to elect a Government of their choice, and to participate in the constitutional process afforded them. Everyone is keen that their votes should count for something.
In the ONLY book of its kind to-date, LoyarBurok presents:
“PERAK: A STATE OF CRISIS“
Featuring a comprehensive blow-by-blow account of the crisis and cutting-edge analysis of the events by:
Amer Hamzah Arshad || Andrew Harding || Art Harun || Cheang Lek Choy || Deborah Loh || Edmund Bon || Fahri Azzat || Kevin YL Tan || NH Chan || Shad Saleem Faruqi || Shanmuga K
edited by Audrey Quay
foreword by Wan Saiful Wan Jan of IDEAS
endorsed by Azmi Sharom, Marina Mahathir, Yeo Yang Poh
(& we are sure by you too!)
You are cordially invited to LoyarBurok’s explosive, first on-the-ground event:
Wear your LoyarBurok ONLY tee or get your LoyarBurok merchandise at the door for entry.
First 50 attendees who turn up wearing an LB Tee will receive a copy of the book for FREE!
Invite your friends through our Facebook event page.
The indomitable spirit of the rakyat must not be broken.
Liberavi Animam Meam! I Have Freed My Spirit!
4.05 seriously, what is LoyarBurok & what does it do?
4.15 june rubis reads amer hamzah arshad’s the real question on perak
perak constitutional crisis: wake up and smell the carcass, dramatically
4.20 shanmuga k, on behalf of the editor, speaks
4.30 fahri azzat sings like pearl jan from myconsti’s radiodemokratika
4.35 fahmi fadzil of BLAM (book designer), does something arty
4.40 tan sri izmil amri
art harun reads art harun’s his own bangkitlah, anak-anak malaysia, passionately
4.45 nizar jamaluddin launches
5.05 LoyarBurokking to remember, review & reclaim by the protagonists (politicians, contributors, writers and lawyers [LB])
5.30 signing books & meeting-the-protagonists
6.00 leaving (but you are welcome to hang out with us at the after-party!)
[LB] collectively, members of the legal team for nizar and sivakumar (acting in various cases and capacities): sulaiman abdullah, tommy thomas, nga hock cheh, philip koh tong ngee, ambiga sreenevasan, chan kok keong, mohd asri othman, ranjit singh, razlan hadri, hanipa maidin, augustine anthony, leong cheok keng, mohammad yunus bin mohd @ ahmad ali, edmund bon tai soon, yap boon hau, amer hamzah arshad, mahaletchumi balakrishnan, zulqarnain lukman, cheong sek kwan, joanne leong pooi yaen, jason tay yew chong, grace wong phui mun, abigail lim ern tze, ngoi evon