Sunday, April 20, 2008

B.U.M. 2008



Call me biased if you like, but in light of whats happening on the judicial front and if goodwill ex-gratia payments are to be made to the wronged judges, lets not forget my friend former High Court judge Datuk Syed Ahmad Idid, the first whistle blower from the judiciary with his 112 allegations of corruption, abuses of power and misconduct against 12 judges in 1996. He had to quit his job after the then A-G Mohtar Abdullah declared that his allegations were "without basis".

Dato Syed Ahmad Idid was apolitical and when he was even threatened with death, he decided to live and see his children through their education whilst he was still alive. He had some inkling of how the government machinery can be (mis) used to put down a good man, so he had to leave the Bench and must now be thankful that Malaysians have at last seen the light and coming to exercise their will and minds. Indeed the Almighty works in mysterious ways.

On Thursday 1st May 2008, Dato Syed Ahmad Idid will be one of the speakers at the Bloggers Universe Malaysia Gathering 2008 at the Lake View Club, Subang Jaya which will feature two brainstorming afternoon and evening sessions involving speakers and audience with the general theme of "TOWARDS A CIVIL SOCIETY". Other speakers include National Alliance of Bloggers protem president Ahirudin Attan a.k.a. Rocky's Bru, academician and columnist Dr. Azmi Sharom, journalist Jacqueline Ann Surin, Jelutong MP cum blogger Jeff Ooi, Human Rights advocate Haris Ibrahim of the Peoples' Parliament, Steven Gan the editor-in-chief of Malaysiakini.com, Dr Lim Teck Ghee of the Centre for Policy Initiatives and journalist R. Nadeswaran of the Sun. There will also a be 'mystery' speaker* for the evening session which will include a buffet dinner.

Don't miss this golden opportunity. Seats are limited to 110 only and on a first-come-first-served basis. The closing deadline for registration/payment of the RM50 fee is 5.00 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2008. Click here for details.

Update 23 April: Our 'mystery' speaker has been identified. Its Raja Petra Kamarudin of Malaysia Today!

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