Saturday, July 9, 2011

Still on Bersih 2.0


Image credit: http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandala/2011/07/10/bersih-2-0-overcomes-police-state/

Today is July 09, 2011 - the day that will always give prime minister Najib Razak and his high-handed government goose bumps.

The Bersih 2.0 rally has shown that the middle class and civil society are more willing than ever to stand up and act when faced with a government that does not listen and instead used the police to punish the public. The protestors shouted and the police replied with tear gas and water cannons.

If only the police had spent more time fighting crime than fighting the people! The police have lost the respect of Malaysians.

In spite of the government's best (i.e. worst) efforts to stop Bersih 2.0 in their tracks - by unleashing the police and then sealing off the city, the thousands of Malaysians who converged on KL on this Bersih 2.0 platform brought hope for a better Malaysia for all citizens. Shame on the Government of Malaysia for their blatant acts of bare-faced intimidation and brazen harassment. Hidup rakyat!

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