Incurring Accountability, Restoring Social Justice: 6th Anniversary of The Passing of Teoh Beng Hock

6th Anniversary of The Passing of Teoh Beng Hock

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A serial of events will be organized by the Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy to mark the 6th anniversary of the death of Teoh Beng Hock.

1) I want Justice for Beng Hock Postcard Campaign
I want Justice for Beng Hock” is a nationwide postcard campaign that requires citizens to send a postcard to Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, demanding the ministry and police to complete the second investigation on Beng Hock that has started since September 2014 immediately and bring the murderer to justice. Citizens can purchase a set of 10-piece postcards at RM10 and get friends to take action in support of the Teoh family.
Please contact 012-2658448 or teohbenghocktfd@gmail.com to enquire for the postcard


2) ‘Jatuh’ Film Screening and Discussion

‘Jatuh’ is a documentary on Teoh Beng Hock, which covers the timeline since his death to the setup of the Royal Commission of Inquiry. Let’s review one of the darkest political persecution case in the Malaysian contemporary history.

Date: 14 July 2015 (Tuesday)
Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Restoran Ramai, 24-34, Jalan Bandar 9, Pusat Bandar Puchong, 47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia.

Guest speakers: Gobind Singh (Puchong Member of Parliament)
Ng Sze Han (Kinrara State Assemblyman)
Teoh Lee Lan (Sister of the late Beng Hock)
Wong Siew Ki (Director of Jatuh)
Adrian Pereira (Human Rights Activist)

3) Park Memorial

This is the first time Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy takes memorial event from closed door to outdoor, from capital to community, conveying the message of relentlessly seeking justice to the grassroots. The memorial programs include moment of silence, singing, poetry recitation and tree planting.

Date: 25 July 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 7.30 am – 8:30 pm
Location: Puchong Wawasan Garden, Pusat Bandar Puchong, 47160 Puchong, Puchong Batu Dua Belas, Selangor, Malaysia.

(4) Earth Citizen Youth Camp (Mandarin Language)

Democracy Academy of Malaysia, an educational arm of Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy, will organise a Earth Citizen Youth Camp in Puchong to educate secondary school students about climate change, garbage sorting, understanding environment policies and operation of administrative departments. The camp hopes to inspire participants the ways to protect the earth we are living in.

Date : 9 August 2015, Sunday
Time : 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Venue : Pusat Khidmat Komuniti Puchong Jaya, Jalan Merak 2, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong, Selangor

Registration please click here : https://www.facebook.com/events/789798047805556/

The above series activities are organised by Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy, Co-organised by Kinrara State Assemblyman Ng Sze Han.

[Feb 25- Wed, 8pm ] ‘Doghole’ film screening and discussion with Producer Wong Hoy Cheong

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We cordially invite you to the ‘Doghole’ film screening and discussion with producer Mr. Wong Hoy Cheong as follows:

Date : 25 February 2015, Wednesday
Time : 8:00 pm
Venue : Rumah Gerakbudaya, No 2, Jalan Bukit 11/2, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Co-Organisers : Pusat Sejarah Rakyat, SIRD & Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy.

Doghole (2010) is Wong’s short film which has been acquired for the Guggenheim’s collection, an international renowned art museum in New York. It is a nuanced exploration of the occupation of pre-independent Malaysia by the Japanese during and following World War II. This analyzes the titular 1942 massacre through stories of terror and trauma related by survivors, and by the families of young Chinese who were detained by the Kempeitai (Imperial Japanese Army).

Doghole portrays the same historical event but concentrates on the single account of Wong Kum Peng, one of very few survivors of the detention cells. In this video, the artist delves deeper into the psychological effects of war, suggesting that its conditions of great stress and uncertainty tend to elicit equally extreme and ambiguous responses, including fantasies of escape and complicity, as well as unexpected acts of empathy and compassion.

Wong Hoy Cheong received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts in 1986. As well as maintaining a practice, he also teaches art. During his five years teaching at the Malaysian Institute of Art in Kuala Lumpur, he developed courses in Alternative/Third World Aesthetics, Installation, Performance and Video Art. He was the artist-in-residence at the Canberra School of Art, Australian National University, in 1992. In search of faraway places was included in ‘The Second Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 1996.

Enquiry: contact Mr. Ng at 012-2658448

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《狗洞》电影放映会及讨论会

适逢日据时期马新大屠杀73周年,人民历史中心、策略资讯研究中心与赵明福民主基金会将于2月25日星期三于文运企业联合举办《狗洞》电影放映会及讨论会,纪念于1942-1945年日剧时期殉难的近30万名马新人民。

《狗洞》是著名艺术家黄海昌于2010年制作的短片。短片通过日本屠杀幸存者黄锦平诉说经历拍摄而成,导演黄海昌通过真人拍摄和动画特效,记载了日本宪兵队的残暴、扣留所内非人道待遇及死里逃生的过程。目前此片已收藏在著名的纽约古根汉艺术博物馆中。

马新大屠杀是马来西亚和新加坡历史上最大规模的屠杀,被逮捕和处决的多是支持抗日的各地筹赈会成员。除了殉难者,遭受日军暴力虐待、被逼成为慰安妇者及建筑死亡铁路劳工者不计其数,日军的战争罪行罄竹难书,严重侵犯人权及违反战争条约。

黃海昌曾留學美國,於1980年回國。本身是藝術家、教育家、也是社會運動者。曾榮獲洛克菲勒基金會Bellagio創意藝術獎(RockefellerFoundation Bellagio Creative Fellowship)。2000年,國際新聞周刊〈Newsweek〉評選他為亞洲十大先鋒。1999年,〈Asiaweek〉評選他為下一個千年的文化領導者。他的作品廣受好評,於國際重要報章媒體上皆曾報導過他的故事和專訪。曾參與第五十屆威尼斯雙年展、2004年利物浦雙年展、2008台北雙年展等。

他是馬來西亞人權組織「人民之聲」創始的成員之一(SUARAM)。作為行動藝術家,在2010年與當地政府(雪蘭莪)發起目前還在持續中的都市更新計畫,2012年參與地方政府上住房開發案的實施計畫。

此放映会以广东语及英语进行。入场免费,查询请联络黄先生012-2658448

人民历史中心
策略资讯研究中心
赵明福民主基金会

[Joint Statement] Parliamentary Select Committee instead of Police Crackdown to beat Borneo Separatism

~ Joint Statement of 33 Civil Society Organisations on 10 February 2015

We, the undersigned civil society organisations, call upon the federal government to stop crackdown on separatist lobbies like ‘Sabah Sarawak Keluar Malaysia’ (SSKM).

Instead, it should appoint a Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) to investigate the resentment of Sabahans and Sarawakians to invalidate the rationale for any call of secession.

We call upon the Police to immediately release the five SSKM activists detained in Lahad Datu on Sunday and drop all investigations on them as well as nine other SSKM activists arrested in Tuaran on February 1.

We do not at all support the allegedly call for secession but we stand up for the activists’ right, as fellow citizens, to peaceful advocacy of changes on two grounds.

First, insofar that violence is not employed and employment of violence is not advocated, Malaysians’ right to free speech is enshrined in the Article 10(1)(a). Leafleting, signature collection or possession of “seditious” materials cannot constitute any threat to national security unless we think Malaysia is widely rejected by Sabahans and Sarawakians and therefore cannot withstand any call of secession.

Second, cracking down on peaceful advocates of separatism only sweep under the carpet resentments held by many Sabahans and Sarawakians, and deny the nation the opportunities to make herself more inclusive and more just.

A PSC should be set up to find ways to improve East-West relation and national cohesiveness by reforming our federal arrangement and realising the promises laid down in the Malaysia Agreement and the Intergovernmental Committee Report.

The PSC’s terms of reference should cover scopes from regional imbalance, petroleum royalty, poverty, cultural and religious freedom, natives customary right (NCR) land, environmental destruction, carbotage policy, to influx of illegal immigrants,

Suppression of East Malaysian dissent instead of addressing them will only fuel alienation and validate the call by groups like SKMM. The Police must immediately stop their crackdown which is unwittingly undermining the legitimacy of Malaysia.
1. Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy
2. Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM)
3. Kelab Bangsar Utama (KBU)
4. Research for Social Advancement (REFSA)
5. Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (Empower)
6. Focus on Sarawak
7. KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall Women Section
8. Women Development Organization of Malaysia PJ Branch
9. ENGAGE
10. Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM)
11. Persatuan Promosi Hak Asasi Manusia (PROHAM)
12. Oriental Hearts and Mind Study Institute (OHMSI)
13. Borneo’s Plight in Malaysia Foundatio (BOPIM)
14. Aliran
15. Writers’ Alliance for Media Independence (WAMI)
16. Pusat Komas
17. Youth Section of Selangor & KL Hokkien Association
18. Parti Sosialis malaysia (PSM)
19. Save Open Spaces, Kota Kinabalu
20. JIHAD for JUSTICE
21. National Indian Rights Action Team ( NIAT )
22. We Are Malaysians
23. Ipoh Tamil Muslim Development Association
24. Penang Tamil Muslim Development Association
25. Persatuan Masyarakat Selangor & Wilayah Persekutuan (PERMAS)
26. Save Sarawak Rivers
27. Persatuan Mahasiswa Universiti Malaya
28. University of Malaya Association of New Youth (UMANY)
29. UPM student progressive front
30. Persatuan Bahasa Tionghua USM
31. Persatuan Alumni PBTUSM Selangor dan Kuala Lumpur
32. Damn the Dams Action Group
33. Civil Rights Committee of KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall

[Petaling Jaya@Feb 12] Ceramah “Empangan Telom untuk Siapa?”

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Badan Amanah TBH demi Demokrasi menjemput semua untuk menghadiri tayangan filem ‘Hentikan Empangan Telom’ dan diskusi bertajuk ‘Empangan Telom untuk Siapa’ pada 12hb Februari 2015, Khamis, 8:00pm di pejabat TBH dengan alamat No 11, Lorong 11/4E, Petaling Jaya.

Panelis diskusi termasuk Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Bertindak Kampung Pos Lanai, Encik Jeffrey Hassan dan Pengarah filem Peoples Documentary Leerang Bato.

Date: 12 February 2015 (Thursday)
Time: 8.00pm
Venue:  No.11, Lorong 11/4E, 46200 Petaling Jaya. (Click here to identify the location map of the office of Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy.)

[Tangkak@Saturday 24-1-2015] Tayangan Dokumentari Mendiang Teoh Beng Hock

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Tayangan dokumentari dan ceramah keadilan untuk Beng Hock pada 24 Januari di Tangkak, Johor. Rakan-rakan di kawasan Johor Utara sila sertai.

Tayangan Dokumentari Mendiang Teoh Beng Hock 赵明福命案纪录片《坠落》放映及分享会

Date:Saturday 星期六
Time:8.00pm
Venue:东甲州议员社区中心 Pusat Komuniti ADUN Tangkak No 27, Jalan Kemajuan, Off Jalan Payamas, Tangkak, 84900 Ledang, Johor.

[Press Statement] Public Agency Should Not Immune from Criticism

~ Press Statement by Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy on 13 January 2015

Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy condemns the arrest of human rights lawyer Eric Paulsen under the Sedition Act on 12 January 2015. We stress that public agencies including Malaysian Islamic Development (JAKIM) should not be immune from criticism. Every citizen has the right to question the conduct of a public agency that is funded by tax payers without being intimidated by the state. Using religion as a shield of conduct of religious authority is despicable.

Eric Paulsen, the Executive Director of Lawyer for Liberty(LFL), was arrested by 20 strong policemen in Brickfield at 930pm despite he had agreed to assist police investigation the next morning. Heavy presence of police force seemingly a security operation targeted towards an armed criminal group. Apparently, the police has abused its power to harass the prominent human rights activist at odd hours. The government continues to create a white terror atmosphere to clamp down freedom of expression of the people.

Once again, we are firm that the draconian sedition act must go and citizens’ constitutional rights must be upheld. In spite of diverse personal religious belief in our multi-ethnic society, we urge all civil society members to stand by Eric Paulsen in defense of the core value of a democratic society, freedom of speech.

Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy