Sunday, April 22, 2012


Occupy Dataran is an autonomous grassroots movement based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, that aims to create a platform to experiment participatory democracy based on the popular assembly model. The Malaysian Insider reported that Occupy Dataran were an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street. The online news portal also reported that the Malaysian protesters were expressing solidarity with the New York protest movement as part of the 15 October 2011 global protests. However, it is widely acknowledged that the first Occupy Dataran assembly was held on 30 July 2011, seven weeks before Occupy Wall Street. - Wikipedia

The movement says that it aims to "redefine democratic participation beyond representative democracy, and imagine a new political culture beyond race, ideology and political affiliation". Besides this, it is also for people to get together, hang out, organize activities & spend the night at Dataran Merdeka. Participants of Occupy Dataran have gathered every Saturday from 8pm - 6am at Dataran Merdeka. Part of Occupy Dataran is the "KL People's Assembly" where participants gather to share ideas, address problems, explore alternatives, propose solutions and make decisions. It is also open to other activities. - Wikipedia

Since October 2011, the movement has spread to Penang with Occupy Penang and other new occupations in Kota Bharu, Johor Bahru, Shah Alam, Petaling Jaya, Dungun and Batu Pahat.  - Wikipedia

An imbecile royal bloodline once said that the ‘Tahrir Square’ like uprising will never happen in Malaysia. Well it already has on the 9th of July last year. The ‘Occupy Dataran” and the upcoming Bersih 3.0 will be another kick below the belt, at least to this imbecile. All the buying and dealing of the corrupted ruling leaders are coming to end, not only in Malaysia but all over the world.

 It is no different than ‘Occupy Wallstreet’ where the main issues are social and economic inequality, greed, corruption and the undue influence of corporations on government—particularly from the financial services sector. The slogan, we are the 99%, addresses the growing income inequality and wealth distribution in the U.S. between the wealthiest 1% and the rest of the population. Protesters engage in "direct action" with consensus-based decisions through a general assembly of participants instead of petitioning authorities. - Wikipedia

Democracy as we know it has gone bonkers, in the hands of demagogue leaders in the game of Ghetto Physics.

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  1. What about "Occupy Putrajaya" and "Occupy Petrajaya"?