Event : Bangsa Malaysia Merdeka Get-together
Date : 25th August, 2007
Time : 8.30pm
Venue:Blog House (home of Malaysian All Blogs), No. 66, Lorong Setiabistari,
Damansara Heights, KL.
There will be no charge. This, however, means that only light refreshments will be served.
The organising team wishes it could have hosted the entire Malaysian population to this get-together. Maybe the next one. For the 25th, the event can only accomodate 200 people and attendance is by invitation.
The organising team has also put together a forum/workshop entitled ‘Bangsa Malaysia : The Way Forward’ that is scheduled to take place at 5pm on the same day and at the same venue. It is hoped that the participants, numbering at most 30, will stay on for the 8.30pm event.
Confirmed speakers for the forum/workshop are :
1. Dato Zaid Ibrahim___________________________________
2. Zorro Unmasked
3. Jayanath Appudurai
4. Rocky’s Bru
5. Malik Imtiaz Sarwar
6. Azmi Sharom
What you need to do to get an invitation
Firstly, as places are limited, please be sure that you can attend before you ask for the invitation. If you are very sure that you can make it, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to attend the get-together.
If you wish to attend the forum/workshop and stay on for the get-together, please send an e-mail to email@example.com
In your email, please provide the following details :
1. Name (as per IC) and IC number
2. Contact number
3. A litle bit about yourself (where you’re from, what you do) [This might help us identify and decline c-t and SB]. Also tell us what your feelings are about the last fifty years of independance, what you would like to see this 50th year, and what your hopes are for the coming fifty years.
4. For those writing in to attend the forum/workshop, briefly tell us how you think you might contribute to making Bangsa Malaysia a reality
All e-mails will be replied. All particulars furnished will be treated with utmost confidence.
Read Rocky, Jeff Ooi, Haris Ibrahim, Nuraina, June E, Walski, SK Thew, Bangmalaysia here and here, sobnation, Big Dog, Little Puppy Aishah, and many many more update by bloggers of teh event.
I am positively sure NO Malaysian is against the idea of Bangsa Malaysia, although we differ slightly on its definition and the many ways forward. Bangsa Malaysia is orang Malaysia, or Malaysians. Thus, as I see it, we must be singular in the purpose to be a United Malaysian. That has to start from the heart.
Although there are those with insecurity with others ideology, exterior and willingness to allow certain others to speak, that should be a natural temporary reaction. However to pick on an 11 year old as in here and most likely absent from the event itself, thats sheer prejudice and ignorance! Remove prejudice and buruk sangka!
Hidup Bangsa Malaysia!
Hidup Warisan Negara Merdeka!
Hidup Satu Bangsa Merdeka, Satu Bahasa dan Satu Jiwa!