Truly inspiring story. Thank you for sharing Ravi.
On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 10:19 PM, Ravishankar <ravidre...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I wanted to share this real life story of a man who edited Tamil wikipedia
> from prison !
> Meet Muthukrishnan ( http://ta.wikipedia.org/s/fcl ) from Malaysia. He is
> a retired school teacher and writer. He uses most of his spare time for
> writing detailed articles about Malaysia and Tamils in Malaysia. He is so
> involved in Wikipedia that once he personally visited the grave of a
> personality to write an article on him !
> Few weeks back, he was arrested by the Malaysian police on a case that
> challenged his freedom of expression for an article he wrote in a magazine
> (just to make it clear that he didn't create a real "crime" to land in
> prison). He was out of the prison in couple of days.
> What touched me a lot was that he provided an update in his wiki user page
> that he is in prison and that he will be back soon! He used the laptop of
> his grand daughter who visited him in the prison and made this edit under
> the supervision of the prison guards !
> He sees his contributions to Wikipedia as his lifetime work beyond the
> search for survival and wealth. He calls his 12 year old grand daughter as
> his inspiration to keep writing in Wikipedia.
> Can people be so dedicated to a movement ? !
> Do you have such stories in your project that inspire you? It is time to
> share, inspire and infuse new blood in the movement !
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