Friday, April 20, 2012

Attack on Dataran Merdeka

University students continued with their peaceful campaign to push for free tertiary education by occupying Dataran Merdeka since last Saturday.

In the wee hours of yesterday morning, a gang of unidentified assailants, estimated between 50 to 70 thugs encircled the 100-odd students, taunting them before they began destroying tents, beating up students – one ended up in hospital, and smashing recording devices. While this went on, about a dozen police officers stood idly and just watched. Unbelievable but true.

Only when student leaders pleaded for help, only then the police moved in. Eyewitnesses said one of the perpetrators was finally arrested.

In spite of the ugly incident, the students voted to stay put at Dataran Merdeka. "We will protect one another. We want action against the gangsterism," they said. But can we expect the police to protect these students? They sure didn’t do anything yesterday morning until much later! Were they really serious about upholding law and order? Maybe they were afraid of the thugs? Or they were told not to interfere? The police owe the public answers to these questions.

To add insult to injury, Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein yesterday called on the public to be wary of claims that the student protesters were attacked. He said such allegations can be spread through mobile text messages and online media to stoke public anger! (Webpage

Hishammuddin has just shown Malaysians that stupidity has no limits. Just when he thought his stupidity has reached the bottom, he discovers that there is another flight of stairs and he can still go further down. So, if you think Hishammudin cannot get any stupider, his remarks above just proved that it can! If you remember, he’s the same fool who brandished the keris and talked of bloodshed, who supported the cowhead protesters because they exercised their democratic right to demean, disparage and degrade others, and who demonised Bersih 2.0 rallygoers as thugs.

I suppose I shouldn’t waste time arguing with sophomaniacs like Hishammuddin. It is far better to ignore him completely, or poke him in the eye to show my contempt of him.

My advice to the voters of Sembrong is PLEASE save Malaysia from Hishammuddin. Don’t give him your vote and this will be the best gift for the countr!y. Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.

However, it is comforting to know that PAS has ordered its maroon uniformed welfare group, (better known as Unit Amal), to provide security for the student protesters camping out at Dataran Merdeka. Khairul Faizi Ahmad Kamil, the PAS Youth wing secretary, said about 30 Unit Amal volunteers would be stationed at Dataran Merdeka from last night onwards. These Unit Amal patrols will continue until the April 28 Bersih 3.0 rally, where the students are scheduled to end their protest. Bravo, PAS!

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