Jadikan 13 Mei hari yang aman, rasional dan bebas

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41 tahun yang lalu, negara kita melalui detik yang paling gelap pada tarikh ini.  Kami, pertubuhan masyarakat sivil yang berikut menyeru agar rakyat menjadikan tarikh 13 Mei sebagai hari kita bersama menghargai keamanan, rasional dan kebebasan.

Kami berpegang kepada:-

1. Rusuhan kaum pada 13 Mei adalah babak yang paling malang dalam sejarah negara, apabila politik mengambil pendekatan keganasan, yang berakhir dengan kehilangan nyawa dan kemusnahan harta.  Belas kasihan kami zahirkan, dan kami berdoa untuk mangsa yang tidak berdosa; di samping kita turut bersimpati terhadap mangsa yang masih hidup.

2. Kami bersyukur, kerana Malaysia telah mara ke depan sebagai sebuah negara yang mengutuk keganasan dalam politik.  Cubaan mencetuskan ketegangan kaum dan agama untuk menjustifikasikan kawalan autoritarian selepas 8 Mac 2008, seperti perarakan dengan kepala lembu pada Ogos 2009, dan pencerobohan rumah ibadat pada Januari 2010, telah ditundukkan oleh kecaman rakyat Malaysia yang berlatar-belakangkan semua kaum, agama, sosial dan budaya yang menghargai keamanan, rasional dan kebebasan.

3. Mana-mana cubaan untuk menyandiwarakan atau mencetuskan 13 Mei sekali lagi – sama ada untuk menekan rakyat mahupun merampas kuasa, hanya akan berakhir sebagai penjenayah yang termusnah politiknya.  Perbicaraan Presiden Liberia, Charles Taylor, Ditaktor Chile, Augusto Pinochet dan bekas warlord Yugoslavia berikutan pencabulan hak asasi manusia yang dilakukan, harus dijadikan peringatan kepada sesiapa yang cuba merancang keganasan politik.

Sesebuah masyarakat yang mempunyai toleransi sifar terhadap keganasan dan ugutan politik sedang bercambah di Malaysia, terutamanya di kalangan generasi muda.  Kami mencari keamanan dan harmoni, dan bukan ketakutan, tetapi melalui dialog dan perundingan dengan semangat saling menghormati dan sikap yang terbuka.

4. Kita meraihkan kebebasan bersuara dan kebebasan perhimpunan untuk semua aliran politik, tetapi mana-mana cubaan mengeksploitasi ulang tahun 13 Mei untuk memuja keganasan politik atau menyuntik ketakutan adalah sesuatu yang keji dan harus dijauhi orang awam.  Di samping itu, mana-mana majlis peringatan tragedi ini yang membabitkan dana dan sumber negara haruslah inklusif dari kandungannya dan kumpulan sasarannya.

READ MORE:  Let’s not call for another May 13

Penghargaan: Penterjemahan oleh Merdekareview. http://www.merdekareview.com/bm/news.php?n=10796

Make May 13 a day for Peace, Reason and Freedom

On this day which the nation experienced its darkest hours 41 years ago, we the undersigned civil society groups call upon the nation to make May 13 a day to cherish peace, reason and freedom.

We hold that

1. The May 13 ethnic riot was the most unfortunate episode in Malaysia’s history in which lives were lost and properties destroyed as politics broke down into violence. We offer our thoughts and prayers to the innocent lives lost and consolation to the victims who survived it.

2. Thankfully, Malaysia has since moved forward as a nation in denouncing political violence. Post-March 8 attempts to trigger ethno-religious tensions and justify authoritarian controls, such as the cow-head protest in August 2009 and the desecration of houses of worship in January 2010, have been resolutely defeated by condemnation coming from Malaysians of all ethno-religious and socio-cultural backgrounds who treasure peace, reason and freedom.

3. Any attempts to mock or trigger another May 13 – whether to subdue citizens or to seize power – may end in complete political destruction of the culprits. The trials of Liberia’s Charles Taylor, Chile’s Augusto Pinochet and Ex-Yugoslavian warlords for mass violation of human rights should serve as a stern reminder to anyone contemplating political violence. A society with zero tolerance for political violence and intimidation of any kind is emerging in Malaysia, especially amongst those of the younger generations. We seek peace and harmony, not in fear, but through dialogues and deliberations in the spirit of mutual respect and openness.   

4. While freedom of speech and freedom of assembly for all political persuasions should be celebrated, any attempt to exploit the anniversary of May 13 to glorify political violence or instil fear is disgraceful and should be shunned by the public. In addition, any commemoration of the tragedy involving state funds and resources must be inclusive in both content and target group.

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The Undersigned groups:

让513成为珍惜和平、理性和自由的日子

41年前的今天,这个国家经历了最黑暗的时刻,我们作为公民社会的一员,呼吁人民让513成为一个珍惜和平、理性和自由 的日子。

我们认为:

1. 531种族暴动是马来西亚历史上最不幸的章节,尤其是政治纷争晋入了暴力,让我们失去了生命财产。我们对无辜性命的丧失寄予祈念和关怀,也对幸存者寄予慰 问。

2. 非常庆幸,大马已成为谴责政治暴力的国度。后308时代,各类企图挑起种族和宗教紧张情绪以及证明其独裁主义的复现,如2009年8月的牛头示威和 2010年1月的亵渎宗教场所事件,已遭到我国来自不同种族和宗教、不同社会文化背景、珍惜和平、理性和自由的大马人的坚决谴责。

3. 任何要尝试重演513事件——不论是要压迫民众或夺权,很可能遭政治毁灭而自食其果。前利比亚总统查尔斯泰勒、前智利皮诺切独裁政权和前南斯拉夫战犯等大 规模侵犯人权的审讯案,应对任何图谋政治暴力者敲响警钟。一个完全无法容忍政治暴力和政治胁迫的大马社会,尤其是年轻一代已逐渐萌芽。我们追求和平与和 谐,但不是恐惧,通过对话和协商开启相互尊重和开放。

4.  政见上的演说自由和集会自由应当获得表扬,但任何人要利用513周年制造政治暴力和灌输恐惧的行为是可耻的,也应被人民唾弃。此外,任何涉及动用官方基金 和资源的513周年纪念活动,一定要在内容和对象上更具包容。

鸣谢:中文翻译由《当今大马》提供。http://210.6.90.148/viewthread.php?tid=971947
Endorsing Civil Society Groups
Kumpulan Masyarakat Sivil yang Menyokong:
联署公民社会团体

1.Aliran Kesedaran Negara (Aliran)
2.All Women’s Action Society Malaysia (AWAM)
3.Amnesty International Malaysia (AIM)
4.Annexe Gallery
5.Bahagian Belia, Gabungan Persatuan-persatuan Bekas Penuntut Sekolah China W.P. & Selangor
6.Borneo Research Institute Sarawak (BRIMAS)
7.Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ)
8.Centre for Orang Asli Concerns (COAC)
9.Centre for Policy Initiatives (CPI)
10.Centre of Education. Research and Development (CEDAR)
11.Child Development Initiative
12.Civil Rights Committee, Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (CRC-KLSCAH)
13.Council of Churches of Malaysia (CCM)
14.Council of Churches of Malaysia Youth (CCM Youth)
15.Editorial board of Horizon e-journal
16.Education and Research Association of Consumer, Malaysia
17.Educational, Welfare and Research Foundation Malaysia
18.Federation of Indian Non-Governmental Organisations
19.Friends in Conversation (FIC)
20.Friends of Kota Damansara
21.Frinjan Collective
22.Gabungan Pertubuhan-pertubuhan Masyarakat India Selangor
23.Group of Concerned Citizens
24.Indian Malaysian Active Generation (IMAGE)
25.Institute for Development of Alternative Living (IDEAL)
26.Institut Kajian Dasar (IKD)
27.Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF)
28.Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (JOAS)
29.Jaringan Rakyat Tertindas (JERIT)
30.Johor Tamizhar Sangam
31.Klang Consumer Association
32.Kuala Lumpur And Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall Youth Section (KLSCAH-YS)
33.Kuala Lumpur Hindu Youth Organisation (KLHYO)
34.Kuala Lumpur Indian Entrepreneurs and Professionals
35.LLG Cultural Development Centre (LLG)
36.Majlis Kelab Bell Belia Tamil Malaysia
37.Malaysia Hindu Dharma Mamandram
38.Malaysia Indian Progressive Educational Society
39.Malaysia Lekshmi Pooja Meditation Society
40.Malaysia Tamil Artiste Association
41.Malaysia Tamil Neri Kalagam
42.Malaysia Thanavasiya Association
43.Malaysia Youth and Students Democratic Movement (DEMA)
44.Malaysian Archagar Sangam
45.Malaysian Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
46.Malaysian Association of Indian University Graduates
47.Malaysian Ceylon Saivites Association
48.Malaysian Dravidian Association
49.Malaysian Hindu Youth Council
50.Malaysian Indian Business Association
51.Malaysian Indian Development & Unity Association
52.Malaysian Indian Development Association
53.Malaysian Indian Entrepreneurs and Professionals
54.Malaysian Indian Historical Association
55.Malaysian Indian Youth Development Foundation
56.Malaysian Tamil Forum
57.Melaka Chinese Assembly Hall Youth Section
58.Negeri Sembilan Chinese Assembly Hall Youth Section
59.New Era College Alumni Association
60.New Era College Student Progressive Front
61.New Era College Media Studies Society
62.New Era College Student Union
63.New Millennium Indian Business Association of Malaysia
64.Penang Du Zhong Education Society
65.Penang Indian Entrepreneurs and Professionals
66.Penggerak Belia Zon23 MPSJ
67.People’s Parliament
68.Persahabatan Semparuthi
69.Persatuan Alumni PBTUSM Selangor & KL
70.Persatuan Aruloli Mandram, Malaysia
71.Pertubuhan Jamaah Islah Malaysia (JIM)
72.Persatuan Kebajikan Dan Sosial Kamakshi Wilayah Utara
73.Persatuan Kebajikan MGR
74.Persatuan Kebajikan Namakkal Malaysia
75.Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER)
76.Persatuan Masyarakat Selangor & Wilayah Persekutuan (PERMAS)
77.Persatuan Meditasi Malaysia (Dhyana Ashram)
78.Persatuan Penduduk Taman Muhibbah
79.Persatuan Pergabung Tamil Malaysia
80.Persatuan Seni Rumah Air Panas KL (RAP)
81.Persatuan Silambam Malaysia
82.Pertubuhan Kesedaran Hare Krishna Klang
83.Pusat Komunikasi (KOMAS)
84.Research for Social Advancement (REFSA)
85.Saiva Siddhanta Mandram Malaysia
86.Sarawak Central Region Friendship Association
87.Sarawak Dayak Iban Association (SADIA)
88.Sarawak Native Land Rights Owners (TAHABAS)
89.Sarawakians Access (SACCESS)
90.Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia (SABM)
91.Selangor Indian Entrepreneurs and Professionals
92.Straten Malaysia
93.Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram)
94.Sundararaja Perumal Devasthanam Klang
95.Tamilar Sangam, Teluk Intan
96.The Micah Mandate (TMM)
97.Thiruvalluvar Nanneri Mayam Cameron Highlands
98.Thiruvarul Thavaneri Mandram Malaysia
99.Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO)
100.World Tamil Federation – Malaysian Chapter
101.Writer Alliance for Media Independence (WAMI)
102.Yayasan Penyelidikan dan Pembangunan Pendidikan Tamil Malaysia (Tamil Foundation)

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Endorsing Political Party
Parti Politik yang Menyokong
联署政党
1.    Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR)

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