Thursday, August 21, 2008

Aftermath of the Bar Forum Chaos - Now AVRIL'S Concert in Danger

You would have read about how the police did not prevent a mob from interfering with a legally organised forum by the Bar Council as they wanted to discuss religious matters.

malaysiakini has a story related to that incident:
"Aborted forum: I did right, says PKR MP"

I don't want to discuss the rights and wrongs of any group but I believe our constitution guarantees freedom of association if no crimes are being committed.

So how can the Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister dictate terms on when it can or cannot be held?

No one is being forced to attend this concert and I am sure the tickets will be quite expensive. But we should not give such flimsy excuses for disrupting such activities.

Maybe it reflects the mindset of the authorities - throw a spanner in the works on anything that causes Malaysians to think with a critical mind?

PS. I am no fan of Avril and am not sure what are her famous hits!

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