Monday, August 31, 2015

Merdeka, 2015


Happy Merdeka to ALL Malaysians!
It doesn't matter which color we support. After all, we are Malaysians and that is what matters!

Bersih 4.0 Part 4

The Bersih 4.0 rally continues into the night and we stayed until the clock struck twelve to signal the arrival of August 31 and herald in Merdeka Day! And Negara Ku was sung with verve and vigor! With pride and pomp! With gusto and great energy!


Bersih 4.0 Part 3

Second day of Bersih 4.0. In Kuala Lumpur.
Sustenance refueling at Killiney’s in Jalan Tun Perak. Early in the morning. We were very lucky to get a table for four.

Everywhere, F&B outlets were packed with Bersih 4.0 protestors.

We dropped in at St John’s Cathedral in Jalan Bukit Nenas (also Jalan Gereja) where its doors were opened to rally-goers – the church provided shelter, water, showers, toilets and medical care to those who needed them.

And there were also the unfriendly places that were determined to keep Bersih participants away from their premises, e.g. OCBC Head Office in Wisma Lee Rubber in Jalan Melaka.

Honestly, it was as much a large-scale protest as it was a carnival of sorts! Malaysians were adamant about wanting change and they came up with very creative messages amidst chants and songs that enveloped the city with so much energy and joie de vivre

A well-deserved break:

Unlike previous Bersih rallies, this time around, the police put on their invisible cloaks. Except for a non-threatening presence at the barricades, only traffic policemen were seen in a number of key road junctions.  

On Saturday, I was reliably informed that the Bersih crowds numbered between 200,000 and 250,000 but yesterday, Malaysians came in gargantuan waves, so much so they created a massive tsunami of yellow.

I would not be surprised if we had half a million people in the heart of Kuala Lumpur on Sunday for Bersih 4.0: