Sunday, February 10, 2008

PR- Peaceful gathering in NY on 16th Feb 2008

Press Release

RE: Malaysian peaceful rally on February 16, 2008 in New York to release HINDRAF 5 in Malaysia.

Venue : Malaysian Consulate General of New York
313 East, 43rd Street, NY, NY 10017
Nearest Subway – Grand Central, New York
Time : 11.00am – 1.00pm

Since November 2007, there has been numerous rallies by various segment of the society in Malaysia through non-violent activities ie BERSIH rally on November 10, 2007, (Electoral reform), HINDRAF rally on November 25, 2007 (minority right issues), International Human Right rally on December 10, 2007 (universal human right issue) and the latest pricing hike protest (public interest) on January 26, 2008 to show the will of the people but have faced severe backlash by way of intimidation, fear and arrest attributed by the totalirism of the ruling administration under the guise of democracy.
All the above had been well documented in all international media.

Current issue
Now, on February 16, 2008, HINDRAF is planning in a non violent way by handing over roses and peacefully requesting the Prime Minister of Malaysia to release five (5) detainees of the HINDRAF (under ISA – without trial or charge) who had voiced their concern in the ever deteriorating state of the Indian minority in Malaysia and in a broader sense to provide equal platform for all Malaysians for the enhancement of the society.

In support of this, Malaysians in New York are holding a peaceful rally to show their support for the common cause of upholding human and civil liberty issues that is lacking in Malaysia and seek the release of the HINDRAF 5.

In order for it to be effective to bring any changes or international pressure, it is always vital that that all Malaysian irrespective of creed, color, race and religion play a role around the world to show solidarity for the common cause of Malaysia.

The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself - Robert G. Ingersoll

Those interested to participate in New York can contact Ravi Shan at or 1(917) 443 1250