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Wednesday, 20 April 2011 01:09

IN the wake of constant wails of tribal 'tuntutan' and 'hak', the release of gutter videotapes and the persistent drilling of mind-numbing spin by the mass media, how does one not become cynical?


Yet how does one remain cynical when he sees this?


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Thank you for this past Saturday. Thank you for your shoulder of support. You've allowed us to continue the good walk.

 

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It is a walk not trekked alone. And on Saturday, we wanted to share the moment with those who have shown us, and continue to teach us, so much. Above, Anna Har from Pusat KOMAS receives a simple token of appreciation from Mr Prematilaka KD Serisena, Honorary Secretary General of the MCCBCHST.


The others whom we honoured that night were Fahmi Reza and Lew Pik-Svonn from Chow Kit Kita, PopTeeVee, MyConstitution, and Frinjan. We see them as a tireless collective who've successfully reached out to the youths.


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And of course, some of our very closest allies - perwira of civil liberties, Azmi Sharom and Malik Imtiaz - who kindly advised us and assisted on our roadshows thoughout the country;

 

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Amin Iskandar, through his organisation National Institute for Democracy and Electoral Integrity (NIEI), for increasing election awareness locally and beyond our shores. A year and a half ago, when Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia was launched, Amin composed a song for the movement. Saturday evening, he did a rendition with his buddy, Meor, as a finale to the event.


These Malaysians, and many more whom we know but just couldn't practically list, have been invaluable in our growth to make this a fairer place.


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And of course there's you. You made that step. And we invite you to take another:


 

Step by step

We shall reclaim;
Weed the bigots from our fertile valleys, slay the serpents of division, and share our harvest with joy. From fibre and sinew, we shall weave with compassion and care, and emerge merged - colours compatible as a rainbow, not sanctioned by skin.

We shall rebuild;
Scrub the scum from our Institutions, fortify their foundations, protect the pillars, and throw open the windows. And the roofs will shelter, as they should. And when harsh climes whip, as they surely will, we shall dwell assured. For only in our work, can we truly trust.

We shall redeem;
Cleanse the poison, breathe the forest air, dance in the waters and ponder the storied clouds. And hills will be honoured as hills, not as volumes of earth to be moved by the will of mortals. And there will be fish, fruit and grain. And we shall feed with thanks as fellow guardians of this Gift called home.

Step by step.

The souls of men, women and children. One by one, group by group, a chorus arising - thunderous and fearful to the Generals of Deceit, music to the Common.

We shall take back this nation yet, you and I. Not by lunchtime or tomorrow.

But quietly, resolvedly like a beating heart
Step by step.

 

 

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Sunny Lim who was at the dinner with his videocam has kindly produced this clip of the evening.

 

 

Thanks much, Sunny.

 


 

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shaku  - Movers and Shakers! |2011-04-21 23:51:53
Heavenly sight to see this sort of fellowship captured by excellent cameras.

Well done SABM for becoming a palpable movement of Malaysians, in a very short time. Don't stop being movers and shakers and dreamers of dreams!

How truly ra'ayat.. no messy politicians in sight.

Good camera on Azmi Sharom and Imtiaz Malek. Nice glowing smiles!
 

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