Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Bersih 3 updated
Phil Robertson, deputy director of Human Rights Watch’s Asia division, said Saturday that the Malaysian government had again shown its contempt for basic rights and freedoms.
“Despite all the talk of ‘reform’ over the past year, we’re seeing a repeat of repressive actions by a government that does not hesitate to use force when it feels its prerogatives are challenged,” Mr. Robertson said.......NYT
The message sent out by 300,000 people to the BN is this; stop playing games we are just plain fed up and we shall not take it sitting down anymore this is the last time.
On a very conservative note I'd say there were about 250,000 people in KL well if you account for the rest in Penang, Ipoh, Melaka, East Malaysia and the world over I'd add another 50,000 or so and say that was a total of 300,000 Malaysians rallying behind the slogan of Bersih 3 to send the message to the government.
It is time to up the ante, there should be a fourth and possibly a fifth and a sixth before the elections to get this elections commission to agree to clean up the rolls and stop meddling.
Now we should also call for the resignation of the chief and his deputy that they have not disclosed they were UMNO members.
A roumer circulating town is that the electoral votes have already been cast, it is but a rumor and I do not intend to spread lies, but we have been used to finding out that rumors these days have more credibility than the official versions given by the governments so what shall we do.
There are about 40,000 discovered phantoms on the voting list, many constituencies have hardly got 3,000 voters so you can imagine what 40,000 can do, but that is what has been discovered, what about the undiscovered how many hundreds of thousands are there?
The people are getting tired of this government and its antics, just imagine people sitting on the streets of KL in full view of Dataran Merdaka right in the middle of KL in its busiest parts and all because they were not allowed to sit in the square itself by the mayor?
Do you really believe it was the mayor's call?
Was he working on instructions? I'll let you decide.
Wouldn't the dataran have been a more appropriate place than the roads?
It was the same in Bersih 2 they did not give permission to go to Merdeka Stadium, Hishamuddin had no good reasons and this time around it was him who came out and offered Merdeka Stadium, I have always held that this man is less than intelligent, and now you know why.
Hishamuddin is a "dog in a manger."
It is very plain, it was at the eleventh hour that the decision not to allow Bersih the use of Dataran Merdeka was made by the Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, this time it was not the Police who normally did piece of the work for BN. Then the offer of Merdeka Stadium came along.
Had Bersih taken the offer of Merdeka Stadium, the Stadium authorities would have been told to refuse them that, then it would have gone an on till there would be no place. Bersih could not at the eleventh hour play a cat and mouse game with Hishamuddin and the BN, so the plan to stick to Dataran Meerdeka was not changed and it was the right move, they did not fall into the BN trap.