Tuesday, August 30, 2016

It's No Longer Illegal to Wear that Yellow T-shirt

The High Court on February 19 of this year had rejected Bersih 2.0's challenge to the Home Ministry's ban of the Bersih 4 T-shirt – maintaining that the order was within the ministry's jurisdiction.
[Note: On August 27, 2015, the government gazetted the order after Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi instructed to ban all items related to the Bersih 4 mass demonstration, including its promotional materials and any item of clothing bearing the rally’s name as well as its signature yellow]. 
In any case, the electoral reform group filed an appeal.
And yesterday, the Court of Appeal allowed Bersih 2.0's appeal and quashed the ban at the same time. The panel led by Justice Mohd Zawawi Salleh said they agreed with lawyer Edmund Bon's submission, adding the Home Minister's order was “unreasonable”.
In fact, it was silly. And it was stupid.
Anyway, it's no longer illegal to wear that yellow T-shirt!
I was at No. 18, Lorong Maarof in Bangsar, KL for the KL Advanced Toastmasters Club contests. I participated in both the Humorous Speech and the Speech Evaluation contests.

I was first runner-up in the Speech Evaluation contest and champion in the Humorous Speech contest.

To be sure, I have already identified my flaws. And I shall diligently work on them so that I am better prepared for the next round of contests at Area-level.


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