Posted Monday, October 5, 1998

GATHERINGS:

This is to inform all those who support REFORMASI and are against injustice and oppression.

A gathering for all supporters will be held on the following date:

DATE : SATURDAY 10TH OCTOBER 1998

VENUE : all along JALAN TUANKU ABDUL RAHMAN,

JALAN RAJA LAUT and the surrounding areas.

AGENDA : 1:30PM TO GATHER & “BERTAFAKUR” OR

OBSERVATION OF SILENCE

3:30PM RECITING OF THE “YASIN” FOR MUSLIMS

ONLY

4:15PM PERFORM THE ASAR PRAYERS FOR

MUSLIMS ONLY

4:30PM SINGINGING OF PATRIOTIC SONGS


ITEMS TO BRING ALONG:

1. Prayer mats

2. “Telekung” for the ladies

3. Kitab Yasin


NOTE:

1. THIS IS A PEACEFUL GATHERING AND OUR FIGHT IS NOT AGAINST THE POLICE, THEREFORE AVOID ANY CONFRONTATION WITH THE AUTHORITIES AND EVERYONE IS TO ADHERE TO STRICT DISCIPLINE AND NOT CAUSE ANY RIOT OR HAVOC.

2. YOU CAN SHOW YOUR SUPPORT TO THIS MOVEMENT BY JUST BEING THERE AT THE RIGHT TIME AND THE RIGHT PLACE….EVEN FOR AN AFTERNOON STROLL OR EVENING WALK . IT IS THE NUMBER OF THOSE PRESENT THERE THAT WILL VOICE OUT OUR FEELINGS AND THE COMMON CAUSE THAT WE ALL SHARE.


OBJECTIVES OF THE GATHERING:

1. WE HOPE THAT WE WILL NOT BE DISTURBED AND THAT THE FOREIGN MEDIA WILL BE THERE SO THAT WE CAN SHOW THE WORLD THAT WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO BE HEARD IN OUR ON COUNTRY.

2. TO REQUEST THE GOVERNMENT TO FREE ALL THOSE DETAINED UNDER ISA AND TO ABOLISH THE ISA LAW.


For those who will be attending the gathering…thank you very much and we must be prepared for the long journey for a better future for our next generation. Therefore we have to fight it intelligently and not govern by our emotions.

“HIDUP REFORMASI”


PROPOSED GATHERING OF 500,000 PEOPLE AT BUKIT JALIL

Majlis Gerakan Keadilan Rakyat (GERAK) hopes to hold a gahtering of at least half a million supporters at Bukit Jalil Stadium on Friday 17th October 1998 at 8:00pm.

According to the Chairman of GERAK, Dato’ Haji Fadzil Mohd Noor, they will request from the Administors of the Stadium to hold the proposed gathering. Prior to that they have already forwarded a request to the police for the proposed gathering to be held.

According to him, the reason for the gathering is to allow GERAK to inform the rakyat on their views pertaining to the current political and economical development which the country is facing now.

He also stated that if the UMNO youth could use the stadium on the 10th October 1998, GERAK does not see any reason for the appropriate authourities not to grant them the use of the stadium for the same reason.

In addition to that, GERAK hopes that all supporters comprising of members from PAS, PRM, DAP and 14 Non Governmental Organisations would all come to the gathering.


THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BARISAN & REFORMASI GATHERINGS

BARISAN :

1. Permit given by government

2. promotion coverage by all media, radio and tv stations

3. Free transportation organised to Bukit Jalil..

4. Estimated about 100,000 to attend with buses provided and an extensive promotion and announcements

5. No risks involved

6. There is a chance that the leaders might see your presence there and perhaps might even be awarded with a project

7. With the police extending their service to assist in the maximum attendance and perhaps the police can be considered as the mascot

8. There is a possibility of an allowance given for those who attend

9. There will be an assurance that there will not be an blackout or power cut

10. All head of sections are to ensure full attendance of members, otherwise.....

11. Members curse themselves for having to be forced to be there

--- VS ---

REFORMASI

1. Very unlikely permit is given

2. From word of mouth, internet and sometimes pamphlets if they are not confiscated by the authorities

3. On one's own initiative and realisation

4. Attendance expected about the same number but without any buses provided nor any promotion/announcements being allowed

5. The risk of being detained under ISA prevails but nevertheless after self realisation will still attend

6. Your presence there might jeorpadise your job (both govt and private sectors) and perhaps your appointments too and if unlucky might get hit by the Federal Reserve Unit with their big fat sticks

7. Even with the road blocks everywhere, those who seek justice will still attend

8. Organise each individual food and drink

9. It will definitely happen again with a power cut…but due to the fighting spirit that each and everyone of the supporters has, the gathering will still carry on

10. Attendance is on one's own freewill and that the rakyat would like their voices to be heard

11. REFORMASI supporters feel overjoyed and satisfied that they manage in their little small way to have been able to contribute to the progress of the REFORMASI movement


Even though the termed “illegal” gatherings of the REFORMASI supporters are not as good as those “organised” by UMNO or Mahathir and his cronies but we still attend to show our disgust at how this country is being run and for the mere fact that these most “learned” and “trustworthy” people really think that we, the rakyat, are so stupid and blind to realise what is actually going on in this so-called DEMOCRATIC country of ours.


A NOTE OF CAUTION HERE

PLEASE WATCH YOUR STEPS…..

THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT ARE A BUNCH OF DESPERATE PATHETIC PEOPLE AND WILL GO TO ANY MEASURE TO ENSURE THAT THEY WILL STILL RUN THE COUNTRY !!!!



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