People First means Ketuanan Rakyat: we believe that it is the people who should shape our politics, manage our economy and build our nation. No one leader, political party or coalition, and definitely no one race should be dictating terms or policies to the Rakyat.
The Aliran Singers are coming to the Klang Valley for a “People First, Democracy Now” dinner! Join them for a night filled with music and dance performances and meet old friends and new in the struggle for a just society.
This special issue features our recent 32nd anniversary fund (and fun!)-raising dinner in Penang attended by close to 700 people. Enjoy the photos by Amiruddin Ahmad in the centre pages, featuring highlights of this celebration of the struggle for justice including the performances by Pete Teo and the Aliran Singers.
Our cover story features P Ramakrishnan’s address at the dinner, urging Malaysians to take a stand on the side of truth and justice at all times so that we can have the future we want. There is no room for neutrality.
The Aliran Singers are gearing up to perform at a celebratory dinner in Penang on Saturday, 24 October 2009. The singers are coming together again after a two-year break to sing about the current political situation, which should be a whole lot of fun. The special guest artiste for the evening is singer Pete Teo, the producer of the popular 15Malaysia video-clips released recently.
It was all so different from the official Merdeka celebrations, monopolised and dominated by members of the ruling coalition, recalls Anil Netto, of a night to remember.