Saturday, July 09, 2011

Solidarity with Bersih 2.0 on July 9th 2011

Update #2: Am so happy that the demonstration turned out so well although we must not forget the people who were injured or killed during the event.

Update #1: As expected, there goes the water canons and the firing of tear gas at un-armed citizens.... this is what the Malaysian police is good at, that is, hitting the people while getting paid by the very same people...calling the Malaysian police mere 'rascals' seems too much of a euphemism...

Today is a really hot day here in Japan...
Had been working in the potager all morning, planting sweet corn...
But my mind keeps thinking about what is going to happen in my beloved country, Malaysia...
For today, Malaysians, cutting across ethnic lines, are going to tell the corrupted and inefficient government that we have had enough of their antics, their arrogance, their stupidity, and their contempt for the citizens... 
Since 1957, Malaysia has been ruled by a single political coalition.
This coalition is headed by big-brother UMNO, who calls all the shots...
Little brothers MCA, Gerakan, and MIC in particular, they are merely in the coalition as puppets...
Imagine, for more than 50 years, these political rascals have grown to think that Malaysia is their private property.
They seem to think that they can just dictate to people whenever they feel like doing so...
At this moment, they are behaving like third world politicians, treating citizens like cattle. 
Imagine the Japanese police trying to stop people from entering Tokyo...
Maybe this can happen during the days of the samurai when roads to Edo (Tokyo) were few and you had to travel by foot or horse...
Imagine Japan channeling her resources onto the police force to try to stop citizens from demonstrating for clean and fair elections...
Imagine the Japanese police arresting anyone who wears a tee shirt with a certain color...
What stupidity...
What arrogance...   
They re-routed the bus lines into KL city, they closed down train stations, they set up barricades on certain trunk roads, they banned almost 100 individuals from even entering KL, they have arrested hundreds of people on flimsy reasons such as plotting to overthrow the king....
Malaysia, my beloved country... you do not deserve this... you do not deserved to be run by these despots...  
And to think that these are the very same people who want to attract back overseas-Malaysians to the motherland...
Yes, with only one condition, that is, we replace you first... we kick you out first... we want you, the whole bunch, out of the government... then, we talk.... 
Meanwhile, on this historic day, I salute the steering committee of Bersih 2.0 for bringing us all to this point... 
And I really hope that the Malaysian police would not be as stupid as they have been... doing stupid things like blasting water canons on demonstrators and such...
But then, I must be dreaming to even hope so...

12 comments:

  1. The police still stupid as they have been...throwing the teargas to the protestors.

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  2. It is the authorities and the government who is making KLites life a hassle for doing all these just because of the rally. Why are our politicians so afraid of their own shadow? :(

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  3. Chong... hope the water blasting and tear gas shooting have cooled down by now...

    lina... you are right on...the fear of one's own shadow speaks volumes of ones' 'skeletons', so to say...

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  4. I had no idea this was going on. This is not being reported in France.

    I hope that everything will go fine and that the people will prevail in the end. My thoughts are with them (and with you guys)

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  5. David... yes, Malaysia is not really in the front line when it comes to world news... but things are happening... we are fighting for a better nation and I have a feeling that Malaysia will be on the world news more often, soon...

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  6. I hope the demonstrations are successful in bringing about change. Very little about this has been reported in the U. S.

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  7. Spent the whole Sat at home as all roads were blocked can't go anywhere. Water canons have washed the streets Bersih indeed.

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  8. I'm sorry to hear that unarmed people were injured. I hope the protest makes a positive difference.

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  9. Those that are in power are living in their own world. As a voter I will kindly show them the exit during the next GE.

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  10. George... Diane AZ... thank you very much for your comments...
    yes, I think we have made a very positive impact on the political landscape of Malaysia... hopefully, Malaysia will be reported more in the world mass media, for the right reasons, I hope...

    Bananazஇ... it is good to stay safe sometimes, and I hope things are returning back to normal in KL...

    UnkaLeong... I really hope that the election date will coincide with my holidays... I am itching to stamp my thumb print on their 'exit papers'...

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  11. Anonymous7/13/2011

    When it comes to politics I never hold my breath while hoping for change...however I am prayerful that Malaysia and it's citizens will find their way. I regret so much that your native country is having these problems. Hope you and your lady are well!

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  12. Dear Theanne, thank you for your kind thoughts... many of my countrymen and I are hopeful that things will change for the better... the so-called government of the day in so many countries (the Middle Eastern nations, Belarus etc...) cannot go on pretending that those nations are their private property anymore...

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