(Petaling Jaya, 25 June) In conjunction with the 7th anniversary of the passing of Teoh Beng Hock, Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy with the support of Kampung Tunku State Assemblyman Lau Weng San and Bukit Gasing State Assemblyman Rajiv Rishyakaran, will organise commemoration events of the 7th anniversary of the passing of Teoh Beng Hock themed ‘Remembering Beng Hock, Defending Human Rights’.
“Remembrance as Resistance : Human Rights Art Exhibition” is one of the main events of the 7th Anniversary of the Passing of Teoh Beng Hock. Twenty five artists participated in the exhibition will present their art works in different forms in remembrance of the late Teoh Beng Hock and other victims of custodial death. The objective is to create awareness on human rights violations in Malaysia, as well as to educate member of public regarding their rights under custody.
The Art Exhibition will be held as follows :
Date : 22 – 24 July 2016 (Friday to Sunday)
Time : 10am – 10pm
Venue : Boulevard, PUBLIKA, Solaris Dutamas
The launch will be on 23 July, Saturday, 11am at the exhibition venue.
On the other hand, the reprinted copy of the drawings will also be exhibited at a few cafés or restaurants from early july to end of july, the cooperating partners are as follows :
1) Aku Cafe & Gallery – No.8, 1st Floor, Jalan Panggong, 50000 Kuala Lumpur.
Kuala Lumpur, 12/7-24/7
2) New Black Coffee Lab – Plaza Crystalville @ Setapak. B-2A-1, Jalan Danau Kota, 53300 Kuala Lumpur. 9/7-24/7
3) Await Cafe – No.9-1-5, Jalan 3/109F, Taman Danau Desa, Kuala Lumpur. 9/7-24/7
4) The Augmented – No.149, Jalan SS 2/6, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. 9/7-24/7
5) Gerakbudaya Coffee Corner – No. 2, Jalan Bukit 11/2, 46200 Petaling Jaya. 9/7-24/7
6) Dotz Cafe – No.3-1, Jalan Anggerik Vanilla 31/93, Shah Alam. 9/7-24/7
7) Seraph Awaken – No.28, Jalan Stesen 1, Klang. 9/7-24/7
8) CAFFEine : G-09-1,Level 1, Block G, SetiaWalk, Persiaran Wawasan, Pusat Bandar Puchong, Selangor： 9/7-24/7
The other two commemoration events are:
Public Memorial in Petaling Jaya
This is the second year Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy takes the memorial event out of Kuala Lumpur, previous year in Puchong. The objective of ‘mobile memorial’ is to actively reach out to the public by bringing the issue to the community. This is to convey a message that Teoh family and civil society still demand justice for Beng Hock, the government should arrest and charge the killers immediately.
There will be singing, cartoon drawing, short play at the memorial event. The guest of honours are Teoh family representative, famous cartoonist Zunar, Selangor State Exco Ean Yong Hian Wah and Bukit Gasing state assemblyman Rajiv.
The details of the memorial as follows :
Date : 16 July 2016 (Saturday)
Time : 8:00 pm
Venue : SS2 Basketball court, Petaling Jaya.
Earth Citizen Youth Camp 2.0
Democracy Academy of Malaysia, an educational platform of Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy, will organise Earth Citizen Youth Camp 2.0 in Petaling Jaya to promote awareness on environmental protection, rights of citizens and system of government among secondary school students.
We believe that by bringing up real issues affecting communities, such as garbage sorting, solid waste pollution and climate change, we can provide participants a critical view of current social problems, thus foster the students’ ability of independent thinking and problem solving. The community members must take ownership of their living environment and voice out against unsustainable development.
The details of the youth camp is as follows :
Date : 14 August 2016 (Sunday)
Time : 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Venue : Dewan Komuniti & Pejabat Ahli Majlis MBPJ Zon 20, Jalan SS3/39, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
The speakers are KC Heng from Malaysia Green Peace and the convener of Democracy Academy of Malaysia Chan Yit Fei.