I'm personally inviting you to join us in the walk for press freedom. I really hope you can make it.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
walk to National Press Club (NPC)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Democracy in Malaysia is evolving and maturing. Growth means change and growth often calls for one to leave behind zones of comfort and venture into unknown places. While some changes are slower to materialise, other changes that we can observe already taking place are truly refreshing.
One of those changes which will profoundly and positively impact democratic growth is the move towards Information Freedom. This initiative calls for ethics and accountability as much as it calls for freedom.
From 9 am on Sunday the 1st of June 2008, Malaysian journalists and their fellow citizens will, together, demonstrate their keen desire for Media Freedom by taking a symbolic Walk at Dataran Merdeka.
To avoid problems with security laws, there will be NO PUBLIC GATHERING. Instead, participants are being asked to arrive on their own in ones and twos, show their respect to the National Flag at the Dataran, and then proceed immediately to the National Press Club which is just around the corner Those who wish to do so are invited to wear something yellow, a reflection that this is a People's Activity.