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Friends of Pakatan Rakyat(UK) with Anwar Ibrahim, Raja Petra Kamaruddin and Tian Chua

Friends of Pakatan Rakyat (UK)

Saturday, October 2, 2010 from 1:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)

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In Conversation with Anwar Ibrahim and Tian Chua Ended Free  
Fundraising Dinner (Pay at Door £50) Ended Free  

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Friends of Pakatan Rakyat will be hosting Anwar Ibrahim, Raja Petra Kamaruddin(RPK) and Tian Chua at two events in London on Saturday, 2nd October.  The first event is a dialogue with Friends in the afternoon. The second is a fundraising dinner to assist Pakatan Rakyat with the costs of running the next elections. Both events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

In Conversation with Anwar Ibrahim, Raja Petra Kamaruddin(RPK) and Tian Chua

Venue: University College London Gower Street London WC1E 6BT

                 Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1 ( across the road from the main campus )

Time:  1pm - 4.30pm

Nearest Tube stations : Euston Square, Warren Street

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Three  key figures in the fight for a fair and democratic Malaysia will take centre stage
together in London for the first time. Come and listen to an exciting dialogue session
that unfortunately would be impossible on Malaysian soil. These 3 renowned
personalities will be exploring some of the difficult questions and real stories behind
the news that in recent times have dominated Malaysian headlines.

All three men are no strangers to the perils of political life in Malaysia.

Anwar Ibrahim, the leader of Opposition, is in court again to answer to charges of
allegedly sodomising a political aide. He denies the claims, saying they are part of
a government conspiracy to undermine his increasingly strong opposition alliance.
When not firefighting to defend against personal attacks, Anwar Ibrahim travels the
country to garner support for the Opposition, acting as a unifying figure for Malaysia's
diverse political groups.

Raja Petra Kamarudin(RPK) was twice detained without trial under the notorious
Internal Security Act (ISA). He has been charged with sedition and criminal defamation
for allegedly implying that the current Malaysian Prime Minister and his wife were
involved in the sensational murder of a young Mongolian female translator.
Today, Raja Petra remains in exile, unconvinced that he will be afforded due process
and justice in defending himself against these charges and in responding to the appeal
regarding his ISA detention.

Tian Chua is appealing against his conviction and sentence for biting a policeman's ear
in 2007 while resisting arrest in an alleged illegal assembly. He was arrested as he tried
to deliver a memorandum to Parliament to protest a Bill to extend the
Election Commission members retirement age from 65 to 66. He is currently facilitating
French prosecutors in an investigation into a deal between the Malaysian government
and a French shipbuilder(DCN) where DCN paid a commission of $150million (114million euros)
to a company called Perimekar, which is linked to Abdul Razak Baginda, a close
associate of Prime Minister Najib Razak.

The sensational headlines in the mainstream media often overshadow the aspirations
of Pakatan Rakyat which are left unreported. What does Pakatan Rakyat hope to do
for Malaysia? How can civil society contribute to the fight for social justice and the
process of nation building? Where is help needed and how you can assist, are two key
questions that will be explored. Do join us for an afternoon to catch up with these
two leaders of the Malaysian political opposition and an exiled political commentator.

Fundraising Dinner

Venue: Holiday Villa
Hotel, 37 Leinster Gardens  W2 3AN,
Start: 7.30pm
Nearest Tube stations : Bayswater, Queensway

A fund raising dinner is being organised for the evening  at The Holiday Villa, Bayswater, from 7.30pm.
 
Proceeds of the dinner will go towards election campaign initiatives in Malaysia and help fund new candidates in key constituencies in the run up to the next General Election, which some forecast may be as early as March next year.
 
This dinner will provide an opportunity to meet and engage with the leaders of Malaysia's opposition coalition who hopefully, with all our combined efforts and support, will go on to form the next Malaysian government.
 
Minimum donation for dinner tickets - £50.
Student concessions - £20
Our fundraising target is Ringgit 25,000. We appreciate your generous and ongoing support.
 
Please book your place by the 30th of September 2010
 
For further queries please call  Brian Morais on (0773) 8557888 or email  bmorais [at] btinternet [dot] com

or Ben Singh on (0795) 6670696  email ben.singh [at] lineone [dot] net


Have questions about Friends of Pakatan Rakyat(UK) with Anwar Ibrahim, Raja Petra Kamaruddin and Tian Chua? Contact Friends of Pakatan Rakyat (UK)

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Saturday, October 2, 2010 from 1:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)


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Friends of Pakatan Rakyat (UK)

Pakatan Rakyat is a coalition of opposition parties in Malaysia formed between Parti Keadilan Raykat(PKR), the Democratic Action Party(DAP) and Parti Islam SeMalaysia(PAS).

Friends of Pakatan Rakyat is a solidarity group formed to garner the support of Malaysians overseas who share the vision of the Pakatan Rakyat coalition.

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