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Written by straits-mongrel   
Monday, 05 October 2009 18:49

fff-vr1-skAnd the young are apathetic? If you think so, dwell on in your cave.

Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia held a voter registration exercise at the Freedom Film Fest and came away a little breathless from the event. Seven out of 10 people above 21 years old were already registered voters. As for the rest who didn't, a large majority emphatically agreed to get onto the electoral roll. Many of them were youths in their twenties.


Sure, there were those who argued for their right NOT to register to vote. "Because I don't care," said one. Well-lll okay...

The Freedom Film Fest, organised by KOMAS, was held at the Annexe Gallery, KL over the weekend. It was the first leg of the festival, which will also be hosted in Penang, Kuching and JB. Altogether 23 short films were shown and the event drew a wide section of the masyarakat.



With this sheet, you hereby take charge: SABM's Moh Foong passes over the copy of the voter's registration form to the latest true-blue stakeholder of the country. May she wield her power well.



And if you didn't know perhaps it's time you did - KOMAS is one cool outfit that's been doing great work on community integration in this country. They ran the event well, had tonnes of material available for the audience, and brought together a host of like-minded groups to promote their causes. We're proud to have been a guest.

Events like this, and the subsequent response from the younger public, only prove that Malaysia's civil society has nowhere to go but up.

All aboard, fellas. The Integrity train is picking up speed.

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DanLee |2009-10-06 14:34:44
Cool t-shirts!! How to get hold of them???
Eric  - T-shirts |2009-10-07 04:35:53

a couple of ways to get hold of SABM t-shirts:
- head to Saturday's KL's World March, SABM will have a stall there again

- contact Ee Chia through her blog

Thanks for your support.
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