Tuesday, July 17, 2007

DAP forum for Nathaniel Tan

DAP is organising a forum to say "No to a police state in blogosphere"

KTemoc suppots the release of Nathaniel Tan and our constitutional rights to expression of responsible free expression by Malaysian bloggers, and therefore provides this advertisement fro a good cause.

The following details the DAP organised forum.

Nathaniel Tan, a 26 year old dedicated blogger, a Harvard University alumnus and an aide to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has been arrested under the Section 8 of the Official Secrets Act (OSA) over allegations that he had documents linked to Deputy Internal Security Minister Datuk Johari Baharom’s alleged involvement in corruption.

T odemonstrate our solidarity with Nathaniel who has been dealt with great injustice, to show our steadfast refusal to let the Government curb the democratisation impact of blogs and the Internet, and to voice our displeasure at the OSA, we are organising a forum with invited speakersfrom across the civil society with details as follows:

Venue: KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall
Date: 19th July 2007 (Thursday)
Time: 7.30 pm
Admission is Free; Bring Friends

The panel of Distinguished Speakers include:

Nathaniel Tan, Blogger & Aide to PKR Advisor*
Jeff Ooi, Protem Vice-President, All Blogs Malaysia
Harris Ibrahim, Lawyer & Founder of The People's Parliament
Nurul Izzah Anwar, Special Assistant to PKR Advisor
Lim Guan Eng, Secretary-General of DAP
Tony Pua, Economic Advisor to DAP Secretary-General

Chairperson: Soon Li Tsin, Journalist & Blogger

*Nathaniel will be invited to speak to us and relay his experiencesat the Forum should he be released from remand on Tuesday, 17th July.

The organisers will be trying to leave as much time to the floor aspossible, so as to enable greater interaction at the forum

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