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
About 30 Japanese academics and researchers from the 9 International Conference of Asian Arts Management in Malaysia 2014, visited Kg Hakka on 15.12.14. The Kampung Hakka Mantin ????? were honoured by their interest. Rakan Mantin group had an interesting exchange with the visitors and show them round the place and the community.
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.
This event took the visitors through the 12 months of continuous demolition to this village and how the villagers are keeping up their spirit to stay in their homes. We will also visit two nearby religious sites the Mariamman temple and later have vegetarian lunch at the Gurdwara Sahib Mantin. After lunch there will be an exhibition walk through and an open discussion at the interpretive centre.
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.