Monday, 17 December 2007

Who is Damai?

So this is the question some of the popular blogs are asking: Who is Damai?

I heard that Damai is supposed to be representing us, the silent majority? I haven’t heard of the organisation. Have you? And who gave Damai the right to speak on my behalf?

From the little that I know, Damai wants peace. Well, that is what damai means.

And the silent majority? Who are they? Do they constitute majority of Malaysians or the majority from Barisan Nasional?

According to the Star it is a coalition of 395 non-governmental organizations, representing nearly 1.5 million members.

Damai Malaysia representatives also included those from 75 Chinese-based and 20 Indian groups and associations.

It’s mainly a coalition of mostly pro-government groups and they held a forum to denounce street demonstrations without specifically mentioning names, but mostly likely in response to Hindraf as well as the Bersih coalition gathering on November 10th.

Marina Mahathir is still pretty riled up over this and Rockybru is trying to mencari damai .

And so are we - the silent majority - trying to figure out what Damai is all about.


Anonymous said...

Who the hell is Damai Malaysia to speak on my behalf?

And who the hell is Mohd Saiful Adil Mohd Daud anyway?

Anonymous said...


..."The mastermind behind DAMAI MALAYSIA is ...Reezal Merican Naina Merican of GPMS ... Political Secretary to Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi"...

..."Damai Malaysia, a coalition of 395 non-governmental organizations has been initiated by UMNO and MCA politicians in Kuala Lumpur"...

puteri said...

Hi kak ton,

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