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Lim Sun Seng

May 13th, 2019

To day, 4 May, is the 50 anniversary of the death of Lim Sun Seng, he was 23 years old. On that day he and some comrades from the Labour Party were out putting up political posters for the 1969 General Election in the Kepong area in Kuala Lumpur. There was an incident with the police when the group was putting up their posters and Lim was shot in the head from the back by the police. Lim’s death brought tens of thousands out on the streets of Kuala Lumpur on 9 May. Many of those who were marching behind the coffin that day was present today. There was also a book launch to commemorate the history of many of our Malaysian local heroes.

A group of friends and relatives at the cemetery

A moment of silence

The people at the cemetery

Fifty years ago the funeral in Kuala Lumpur street

On 10 December, International Human Rights Day, 2014, Rakan Mantin were among the six nominees, nominated by public members, for the Suaram Human Rights Award . The others were Dapur Jalanan, The Transgender Community of Seremban, Sisters in Islam, Persatuan Mahasiswa Universiti Malaya 2013/2014, and Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy. We’re proud to be among just minded friends.

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Malaysia after 57 years of Independence, almost 2 generations of its non-Malay citizens had suffered immeasurable emotional, economic and educational disadvantages. This is unconstitutional. It’s racism.

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The villagers in Kampung Hakka Mantin are constantly being manipulated by the developer to destroy their home in order to claim an inadequate compensation. One of the houses, at the gate to the village, was demolished recently, in this manner. Many villagers are still staying on.

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The villagers put up a new signboard, at the beginning of the year , at the main gate. Protest statements were written on the wall of one of the traditional buildings at the entrance into the village.

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The old building with the protest statements had been demolished recently. There are still many residents staying on and keep watch and safeguarding the historical and cultural landscape.

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On 8-6-14, Rakan Mantin & Kampung Hakka Mantin ????? organised a event to reclaim their Malaysian historical & cultural roots. This early settlement is over a hundred years old that began with the tin and rubber industry of Malaya and later Malaysia. Many of our forefathers were working in the tin mines or rubber plantations. This is a significant early heritage landscape.

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