Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Rock 4 Rights, joms!

Event: Rock 4 Rights

Date: 2 April 2011 (Saturday)

Time: 12:00pm - 12:00am

Venue: Fort Cornwallis, Penang

Admission: Free and open to public

Since the inaugural launch of the MyConstitution Campaign on 13 November 2009, the Bar Council Constitutional Law Committee (BCCLC) has launched 8 out of the 9 phases of the campaign over the last 1.5 years. Each phase was on a specific theme of the Federal Constitution, and saw the launch of its own Rakyat Guides booklet and Rakyat Service Advertisement.

On 2 April 2011, the final (9th) phase of the MyConstitution Campaign will be launched at the "Rock 4 Rights" event at Fort Cornwallis, Penang. In addition to producing its 9th Rakyat Guides booklet and Rakyat Service Advertisement on "Elections and Democracy", the Committee has also produced a music album entitled Radio Demokratika.

Radio Demokratika contains 12 original songs written and performed by 12 local independent bands. Each song is a message on human rights, democracy and constitutionalism. Radio Demokratika is sold at all Rock Corner and Victoria Music Centre outlets in the Klang Valley for RM29.90 per CD.

"Rock 4 Rights" is a 12-hour non-stop concert and carnival organised by the BCCLC in partnership with Frinjan and Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia (SABM) and supported by Yes. Malaysiakini is the online media sponsor for this event. The event is also endorsed by the Penang State Government. This one-of-a-kind initiative will start from 12pm until12am.

A total of 18 bands will perform; a combination of bands from the Radio Demokratika album, the Bangkit album (produced by SABM), Frinjan and others. There will be performance arts and film screening as well as a variety of food and beverage stalls, arts and crafts stalls, a counter for festival memorabilia, CDs by the performing artists and voter registration booths. Unregistered eligible voters are strongly encouraged to register at the voter registration booths.

"Rock 4 Rights" will be officiated by YB Prof. Dr. P. Ramasamy, Deputy Chief Minister of Penang at 8:00pm on 2 April 2011.

This is what we hope to achieve through this event:

  • Better outreach to youths from the ages of 18 to 35 on the concept of elections and democracy;
  • Better awareness amongst local artists and youths on the concept of elections and democracy;
  • Increased participation of youths in the Malaysian political process through the conduct of voter registration drives during the concert and related events; and
  • Greater media coverage and publicity on issues pertaining to the Federal Constitution.

The Bar Council wishes to thank all its partners and sponsors for making this event possible.

To know more, please visit the website.

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