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Press Release by Pantai Jerejak State Assembly, YB Sim Tze Tzin19 June 2009


PENANG: Patriotism, a deep concern and the love for democracy filled the air as more than 40 people, comprised of mostly youth clad in black, gathered last night at Oldtown Bayan Baru over a cup of coffee to discuss, to show solidarity but above all, to demonstrate support for the dissolution of the Perak State Assembly.

Holding placards which bore the words “BUBAR DUN PERAK”, the peaceful gathering of the mentioned coffee shop patrons were adamant in sending across their message which is widely believed to reflect upon the sentiments of not only Perakians but also the majority of Malaysians over the fiasco in the silver state which is described by certain quarters as an embarrassing state of affairs in the usual peaceful and sleepy town of Ipoh.

The gathering which was appropriately termed 1Black Coffee was organized by Pantai Jerejak Assemblyman YB Sim Tze Tzin and also served as a vivid reminder of Bukit Gantang MP and PR Mentri Besar for Perak Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin’s first course of action after being sworn in and being suspended on the same day itself early this week.

According to YB Sim, the significance of this gathering over a cup of coffee is that it reflects the growing trend among young people who are well informed on current issues be it national or international. “We are inspired by the bravery of the Iranian people who took to the streets to demand democracy. Malaysians should be proud of themselves as we are getting more vocal to state our stand and to denounce the Perak state fiasco,” Sim said.

Members of Suaram and Aliran were also present at the gathering which had the interesting catchphrase of Iranian Tuntut Undi Hilang, Malaysia Tuntut Perak Hilang. The event which began at 9.00 pm ended in a peaceful manner around 2 hours later. In stark contrast to the usual notions of peaceful gatherings with the chanting of slogans and prominent speakers addressing an over enthusiastic crowd, last night’s event was a true reflection of the growing maturity of Malaysians in the organization of peaceful events as a way of getting together for a noble cause.

A relaxed environment over a cup of coffee, to discuss, chat and to catch up on the latest happenings certainly, in one way or another, contribute towards social and political awareness among the young, who more often than not, rejoice at the idea of sending out a message in a peaceful and effective manner.

Y.B. Sim Tze Tzin

Sim Tze TzinADUN Pantai JerejakState Assemblyman of Penang

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