Friday, 26 October 2007

Eve to 20th Anniversary of Op Lalang 1987

today is the eve of the 20th anniversary of Operation Lalang 1987.

Bob has converted the flash into video format and posted it to YouTube. you can watch it at this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIsHgwB3N48

or watch it here:




bob's website also has an article on Op Lalang as he remininsces about the event 20 years ago. go the link below:

http://www.bobjots.org/2007/10/remembering_operasi_lalang_-_20_years_later_1.php#more

UPDATE:

malaysiakini has this video of the ppt from the ISA seminar:



This next one is in Chinese:

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Countdown to 20th Anniversary of Operation Lalang 1987 (Part II)

remember the famous poem by Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group.

let us be careful of the danger of political apathy 'it will not happen to us'. well, it has already happened to us Malaysian Christians 20 years ago!

Original Poem

Als die Nazis die Kommunisten holten, habe ich geschwiegen; ich war ja kein Kommunist.
Als sie die Sozialdemokraten einsperrten, habe ich geschwiegen; ich war ja kein Sozialdemokrat.
Als sie die Gewerkschafter holten, habe ich nicht protestiert; ich war ja kein Gewerkschafter.
Als sie die Juden holten, habe ich geschwiegen; ich war ja kein Jude.
Als sie mich holten,gab es keinen mehr, der protestieren konnte.

Translation

When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained silent; I was not a communist.
When they locked up the social democrats, I remained silent; I was not a social democrat.
When they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out; I was not a trade unionist.
When they came for the Jews, I remained silent; I wasn't a Jew.
When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.

Countdown to Op Lalang 1987

countdown to 20th anniversary of Operation Lalang 1987 - 3 more days to go!

pls click on the link below to lead you to the powerpoint. it will scroll automatically but if it is too fast, you can press the pause button.

http://aloke6.bravehost.com/ISA/isa.swf

pass the word around. send this link to others. let them read so that they do not forget.




Tuesday, 23 October 2007

why do u want to blog?


here is something nice for a change about blogging. guess it applies to all -even internet 'monks'!