Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Hong Kong Message is Loud and Clear

Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong thinned as students and civil servants returned to school and work after more than a week of demonstrations, but activists vowed to keep up their campaign of civil disobedience. 

The crowds may have receded from tens of thousands to just hundreds, but activists, lawmakers and academics believe Hong Kong's civil disobedience movement has been the most successful pro-democracy campaign in the city's history. They say it has managed to galvanize public opinion on the importance of having genuine choices in elections. 

The citizens are now more willing to take to the streets in support of democratic causes. Tear gas and pepper spray have not deterred them. Even if the protestors didn’t achieve what they wanted – at least the message has been conveyed loud and clear! Hong Kong is not afraid to protest! 

On Tuesday, I was at the Speecom Toastmasters meeting in KL’s Bandar Sri Damansara. I was the General Evaluator. My first visit to this club this year. I am happy to score the meeting a 7 over 10. 

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