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Tuesday, 09 February 2010 02:01

Picture / DelCapo


Once again, Victor Chin has kindly produced a video of our Roadshow, this time of Darah Rakyat, which was held in Ipoh on Saturday. You can also read his entry here.



There's something to be said about a venue on the topmost floor of a building which captures what we've set out to do: Share a broader perspective.

Ipoh, the city in a limestone bowl and born of tin, played host to the Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia Roadshow on Saturday. Held at the Excelsior Hotel, the Roadshow attracted over 110 people with its theme Darah Rakyat and the potent idea offered of collective power.


This pictorial is dedicated to the many faces who took an entire Saturday afternoon off to attend the Perak roadshow.


Picture / DelCapo

Systems check: An hour before showtime, the SABM crew from KL gets busy setting up the place for registration, merchandise, and sound and video tests. By 1pm, the doors swing open.


Picture / Robert Foo

From Klang to Kinta: Peter came all the way from KL. "No offence, but it was more because of the nga choy kai fun," he tries to explain seriously. Yeah, okay-yyy...


Rapt: It's all ears, once the talks get underway. As with previous instalments, Fahmi Reza again kicks off the forum with 10 Tahun Sebelum Merdeka and an analysis of the Founding of the Nation; the Truth.

Jahaberdeen Mohd Yunoos and Azmi Sharom follow with the key message Human beings, Born Free and Equal.


Snapshot please?: Law academic Azmi Sharom finds himself with little space to grab a bite during the tea break. This crowd appreciates mementos.


Like I said, this crowd appreciates mementos: Fahmi is mobbed by the younger set. They take group photos, then singles, then doubles.


Second half: The crowd, made up of people from different cross-sections of society, listening to Haris' presentation of the key messages Nation in Distress? Did We Let It Happen?


Personal touch: Six Anak Bangsa Malaysia give personal accounts of their involvement in civil society. Together they contribute ideas on how any individual can begin to play a key role in making this a better home. (We'll be posting some of their stories on this website soon.)

A wider perspective ultimately comes back to the individual, and the conviction to action. 'One' does not mean being alone. 'One' affects, and infects. Over 110 Perakians may have just begun to pave that road to our nation's renaissance.

P.S. Sarawak and Sabah, brace yourselves. You too, Melaka.

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