That takes the cake!

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Most Malaysians are generally aware of the legal and political constraints when it comes to holding a street demo or protest. The authorities often will come after you like a ton of bricks.

And you would think that the public domain in which one could express one’s stand publicly on issues of national significance is already small enough. The latest development in the country would only make you feel that the space for public expression is getting even smaller.

To be exact, a cake party in a public domain is considered ‘an illegal gathering’. Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar) vice-president Teh Chee Seng reportedly has warned his students not to attend a cake party in Kampar that aims to celebrate the one-month anniversary of the 1M Malaysians Reject 100-storey Mega Tower Facebook group.

Teh should just ‘let them eat cake’, as Marie Antoinette allegedly once said. Surely, the cake ain’t a threat to national security!

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2 Responses to “That takes the cake!”

  1. 1 charlie chan 16 November 2010 at 9:11 pm

    this is the joke of the century- not allowed to attend a cake party to voice your views on the 100 storey project. correct correct correct

  2. 2 ivan 17 November 2010 at 10:43 am

    the so called govt is afraid of any shadow.

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