Monday, February 25, 2008

Bring Democracy Back! WCI MTV

Bring Democracy Back, by Justin Timeforchange, featuring Mak Bedah Spread the vid-word!

KataGender is lending full support and commitment to Women's Candidacy Initiative. Demam Elections dah mula!

Yesterday, instead of sleeping till noon as how every decent person would on a Sunday, KataGender followed Mak Bedah on her excursion to PJ Civic Centre, to welcome all the 6 candidates nominated to run in Petaling Jaya Selatan: Donald Lim Siang Chai — MCA,

It was an interesting experience. Macam hari sukan sekolah. Inexplicable party loyalty was demonstrably loud, fired by properly coloured and logo-ed flags that flew high in the bomoh-charmed sunny sky. The space was carved into two: one side Barisan Nasional, the ruling coalition made up of numerous parties including MCA, MIC, UMNO, PPP etc; and the other side "opposition", made up of mainly DAP and PKR.

As a non-partisan civil society group, we literally didn't have a place to stand. It had to be an "either or". The police shoo-ed us to the "opposition" side since we obviously didn't look very BN, but even the "opposition" group who welcomed Mak Bedah with open arms, shared hailer, air botol & standing place felt that we had to make a stand.

And this is before we had a chance to decide where to pangkah our X on the ballot! Oh well...

KataGender marched with Mak Bedah's group, complete with shopping carts, trolleys & basket, and a huge shopping list with WCI's manifesto, and sibuk with her to ask whichever accessible candidate questions about her/his stand on issues important to our hearts.

Tonight, there will be multiple Mak Bedah sightings at the SS2 Pasar Malam, engaging orang ramai dalam pilihanraya yang tak berbentuk party fanatic.

To be a Mak Bedah fan, check her out at the WCI2 website!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Dirty Laundry II - Come see!

There will be a gig in Annexe on Friday, 8th February 2008 (tomorrow)
further information from Ricecooker: Konsekuensi Pra-Tonton, The Annexe

KataGender is not perfoming at the gig, but a KataGender installation will be put up nearby. Some of you may recognise this image:

(photo by Ezrena Marwan)

So if you'll be in the area, drop by after for the KataGender installation - the provocative Dirty Laundry street exhibition will be making a reappearance there, and flyers will be handed out.

[ Those who will be present, feel free to edit this post ]