HERE AT LAST!
For the Rakyat by the Rakyat!
Sat 19 Mar 2011 | 3PM – 6PM
3-4, 4th Floor, Jalan Bangsar Utama 3, Bangsar Utama, 59000 KL.
After running a popular blawg of sharp and witty political commentaries, publishing the ONLY book about the Perak constitutional crisis, and selling lots of freedom-sized t-shirts, LoyarBurok takes its next bold step toward a better, bolder future for Malaysians. This Saturday, LoyarBurok launches PusatRakyatLB, its new home to gather, mobilise and empower its growing membership of Malaysians ready to win back the country for the rakyat. The launch, featuring singing and sharing by LoyarBurokkers plus a public consultation on voter education initiatives, serves also as a recruitment drive for more LoyarBurokkers.
Besides being LoyarBurok’s physical presence, the Bangsar Utama-based Centre, also known as the Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights, aims to be:
LoyarBurok’s new voter education initiative, UndiMalaysia, is mooted upon the principle that as voters, we should base our choices on core community and national issues which impact our daily lives rather than on party personalities or ad hoc election promises. Pusat Rakyat LB would like to inspire a new culture in which voters make wise, rational choices at the ballot box. As such, the Campaign will not be politically driven neither will it have any political agenda or influence, as it is purely meant to educate voters.
LoyarBurok, which started as a blawg by lawyers and law students contributing articles on constitutional and human rights issues, burst beyond the blogosphere during the post 2009 Perak constitutional crisis. Today, LoyarBurokkers number more than 200 members all across the country. Besides lawyers and law students, they now consist of social activists, environmentalists, a wildlife conservationist, a flash-mob coordinator, economists and more. Coming from all walks of life, LoyarBurokkers are independent and non-partisan, embracing and encouraging debate on all issues concerning everyday Malaysians.
Wall Breaking Ceremony
The Rakyat is invited to scribble their hopes on the Rakyat’s Wall
Welcoming & persuasive remarks
by LoyarBurokker Shanmuga K
Radio Demokratika’s 2nd gig – 1st set
music by barcode & The Sounders
Whose Spine Is It Anyway?
Quiz show with free prizes to give away!
Radio Demokratika’s 2nd gig – 2nd set
music by Lord Bobo’s Minions & MC Stiff
Why Pusat Rakyat LB is bad for the health of politicians
by Long Seh Lih
Public consultation on a new voters education initiative moderated by Edmund Bon. Give ideas on how to empower Malaysian voters!
Officiation of Pusat Rakyat LB
Revolutionary music for the masses
DJ-ed by LoyarBurokkers
Go mamak downstairs.
Go make a difference already!
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Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR) is a non-profit based in Kuala Lumpur with the mission of promoting active democratic participation and human rights awareness.
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