Malaysian Falun Gong Practitioners' Path of Fa Rectification (after 2005)
Since 2005, Falun Gong practitioners in Malaysia have made diligent progress on the path of Fa rectification. They openly clarified the truth and exposed the evil, and they continuously improved themselves and broke through barriers and restrictions imposed by the environment and resources. They have increasingly matured. The following describes their improvement.
1. From Inside to Outside
Due to restrictions imposed by local law, the police must approve outdoor activities, but usually they are not approved. The practitioners, therefore, initially held activities indoors, including press conferences and anti-torture exhibits.
On January 16, 2005, Falun Gong practitioners in Malaysia held an anti-torture exhibit inside a Kuala Lumpur hotel conference room. The exhibit included real people's reenactment of the tortures and artworks themed "Indomitable Spirit." The anti-torture exhibit exposed the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the Jiang group's brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and deeply moved people who saw them.
In 2000, not long after the CCP and Jiang first started persecuting Falun Gong, the atmosphere was suppressive. Local practitioners have since then been going to Peoples' Park in Klang City, Selangor Province once a week to practice the exercises and clarify the truth.
As Falun Gong practitioners made the effort to clarify the truth and oppose the persecution, people gradually learned the truth about the persecution and the situation improved. With the thought, "Clarify the truth widely and help more people learn the truth about the persecution," the practitioners broke through legal restrictions and held many anti-torture exhibits at the park with large numbers of visitors, and thus revealed the cruel persecution to the Malaysian people.
Because of the constant stream of visitors, the practitioners decided to first hold anti-torture exhibits at the People's Park. The exhibit held on April 17, 2005 revealed the cruel persecution and shocked people during their morning runs. Large crowds gathered and learned the truth.
People gathered and learned the truth
People who learned the truth sign their names to call for an end to the persecution
The practitioners then went to many parks to hold anti-torture exhibits to expose the truth about the CCP's persecution. On April 24, 2005 the practitioners held an exhibit at Titiwangsa Lake Garden in Kuala Lumpur. On May 22, practitioners from all over Malaysia went to Taman Perbandaran Park in Penang to demonstrate the exercises and to hold anti-torture activities. The practitioners didn't invite any media but many media came to the park and interviewed the practitioners.
2. Holding up Banners in Front of the Chinese Consulate to Protest the CCP's Persecution of Falun Gong
As far as the police are concerned, the consulate is a "sensitive area." Large groups of police would usually disperse crowds that gathered to protest and peacefully appeal in front of consulates. Malaysian practitioners overcame tremendous pressure and barriers and peacefully protested in front of the Chinese consulate in Malaysia for two days on March 11 and March 12, 2005. They called for an end to the CCP's brutal persecution against Falun Gong practitioners. The practitioners clarified the goal of the protest and the truth about the persecution to the police. The police were eager to know the truth and asked for materials from the practitioners. The kind act of the practitioners touched the police, who gradually learned the truth about Falun Gong.
Holding up banners in front of Chinese consulate for the first time and protesting the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong
3. Broadcasting the Truth with Large-screen TV
Malaysia is a country where relatively strict control is imposed on speech and assembly. The police have stringent restrictions on disseminating information in public with a large-screen TV and loudspeakers. Few groups and individuals have conducted these kinds of activities. With firm righteous thoughts to clarify the truth, practitioners again broke through their notions and broadcast Dafa truth clarifying videos and the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party; they exposed the evil and clarified the truth to people. As of late 2005, the practitioners went to evening markets in Malaysia to broadcast videos, including the Nine Commentaries and truth clarification tapes. They transmitted the truth via loudspeakers, shocking the evil and awakening the people.
In October 2005, Falun Gong practitioners show truth clarification videos during a temple fair in Kuala Lumpur
In October 2005, Falun Gong practitioners played the Nine Commentaries video at the evening market in southern city Johor Bahru
In January 2006, Falun Gong practitioners played the Nine Commentaries tape in the northern city Penang.
In March 2006, Falun Gong practitioners played the Nine Commentaries tape on Culture Street in south central Malaysia's tourist city Malacca.
Large crowds gathered to watch truth clarification videos in Malacca.
In March 2006, Falun Gong practitioners played the Nine Commentaries tape on large screen TV for Chinese tourists.
4. Holding Rallies and Parades
With righteous belief and righteous thoughts in Teacher and Dafa, Malaysian practitioners cooperated with the global wave of withdrawals from the CCP, opposed the persecution, and held rallies and parades to support withdrawal from the Party. They brought information about the Nine Commentaries and the wave of withdrawals from the CCP to the general public.
In January 2006, Falun Gong practitioners held a rally and parade on Petaling Street, a tourist attraction in Kuala Lumpur, to support seven million people who quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
In March 2006, a rally was held at Malacca to support nine million people quiting the CCP and to condemn the CCP's atrocities of harvesting organs from living people. The police, tourists and locals learned the truth during this activity.
In April 2006, Falun Gong practitioners held an activity in the commercial area of Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur, to support 10 million withdrawals from the CCP and to expose the CCP's live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners.
Reenactment of the CCP's atrocities
5. Public Support
After learning the truth about Falun Dafa, many Malay people supported Falun Gong and invited the practitioners to join their activities to help more people learn the truth. One young man walked by a practice site and learned the truth. He said his school, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, was going to hold a 2005 graduation celebration party. He invited the practitioners to participate in the party to enrich the program and to educate the public. The school later decided to add Falun Gong exercises as a school activity. Falun Gong practitioners wearing yellow T-shirts taught the exercises to about 100 university students. After the demonstration, some students asked to increase the exercise time and school officials approved their request. The practitioners divided the students into small groups and had discussions with them. They had a good time.
Teachers and students at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia with Falun Gong practitioners, learning the truth
UTM teachers and students doing Falun Gong exercises with the practitioners
Malacca holds an annual dragon-boat race. Falun Gong practitioners have participated in the race since 2002 and used the opportunity to teach Falun Gong and clarify the truth to more people. The sponsors also welcomed the practitioners and issued the "Best Spirit Award" to the Falun Gong women's group for two years in a row. Several years ago, government officials from the Internal Affairs Bureau restricted Falun Gong practitioners from putting their truth clarification materials on the site and forbade the practitioners to distribute the flyers during the race. After the practitioners contacted and clarified the truth to them, in 2005 the officials became supportive and no longer stopped the practitioners from placing or distributing the materials.
After learning the truth, the sponsor and government officials allowed the practitioners to set up a booth, distribute truth clarification materials and clarify the truth.6. Creating an Environment to Clarify the Truth to the Public
After the practitioners continually clarified the truth to the government and police, the Malaysian government gradually learned the truth about Falun Gong and the significance of Falun Gong practitioners' truth clarification activities. The practitioners were very kind to the police and government during each activity and invited them to participate and learn about the practitioners' activities. The police told the practitioners that they had been observing and discussing Falun Gong's activities. From grass-roots to high ranking officials within the police system, and even people in the Internal Affairs Bureau and officials at the Seri Perdana, the official residence of the prime minister, people learned the truth at each government level. Each time the practitioners persistently clarified the truth with kind thoughts and eventually helped the Malaysian government learn the truth about Falun Gong.
There were miracles while the practitioners were creating an environment to clarify the truth in Malaysia. The practitioners once held an anti-persecution parade and gathered at Petaling Street, a tourist attraction site. Passing-by journalists stopped and interviewed the practitioners and asked, "How come the police didn't disperse you? Two days ago a human rights organization was also trying to have a parade, but the police quickly dispersed them." Aside from government activities, other groups in Malaysia who hold parades and gatherings are under much restriction, and usually the police will arrive and disperse the group. With firm determination to "clarify the truth and rescue people" the practitioners successfully held many activities, which is a first in Malaysia.
Looking back, when the practitioners first distributed truth clarification materials in Malaysia, personnel from the Internal Affairs Bureau issued an ultimatum saying, "Do not distribute flyers with content that interfere in other countries' internal affairs." Local practitioners broke through a great hindrance and created an environment for clarifying the truth. At the same time they also brought the blessing of Falun Dafa to more people. In a Southeast Asian country the CCP had penetrated a long time ago, the practitioners persisted in clarifying the truth despite great pressure, which shocked and suppressed the CCP and Jiang's group!
Malaysian practitioners will continue to clarify the truth with rock-solid righteous thoughts until this persecution is completely brought to an end.