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10 – Eleven : We, the people, shall be heard and we shall prevail
I felt that the youtube video shouldn’t have the priority of listing even though this is a set of random links. After reading Haris Ibrahim’s post and the final picture he put up … This kind of spirit is the right kind to move us … I salute you Amri of Shah Alam.
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This exchange will be on the lips of many conversations this week.
I don’t think Bob slept last night.
Thanks to Anil Netto for some perspective. I’ll be watching out for tomorrow’s papers to have some contrast đź™‚
I found the author’s imaginary dialogue with the ministers worth some reading. I wonder how would they react? Then again, nowadays we can guess pretty easily.
“In his arrogance, the Minister of Information sneered, “Do you believe thousands of people will be coming for the rally? Don’t be so silly as to be taken in by them,” he said, adding that even the Umno annual meeting could not gather such a number of people.
Well Zam, what have you to say now? These are ordinary people who don’t need to be enticed with pocket money, transport and nasi bongkus. When you genuinely walk for justice, you are driven by noble ideals and propelled by sincerity. It is this commitment to the values that we hold dearly that has brought out people in solidarity to raise an issue and to state a point.
What has Nazri to say about this mammoth crowd who braved the rain and faced the risks involved and displayed an indomitable spirit to seek justice and right the wrong? He had haughtily dismissed the crowd of 2,000-odd lawyers who also had marched in an attempt to stop the rot in the judiciary as being in the minority.
Well, Nazri if you had dared to persuade the police to allow the proposed march to proceed unhindered, then you would have witnessed a crowd that would have been bigger than the Kesas Highway gathering.”
Good updates here
I really liked the pictures of the peaceful Malaysian citizens picking up the trash on the floor. Really matches the main name/theme of the coalition … “Bersih!”
CNN finally jumps in the bandwagon.
An awesome view …
Let the pictures speak … I was moved to extra respect when I saw someone being pushed on a wheelchair. My country needs more prayer and wisdom. Lord have mercy …
I thought Lim Kit Siang’s closing comments were amusing and yet perhaps represents many people’s view point especially after overhearing Zainuddin on RTM1 last night:
“One other thing Abdullah should do is to get rid of Zainuddin as the new Press Censor and his “Truth Gatekeeper” to decide what reports and photographs the media should publish for him to see – which will only ensure that Malaysia’s press freedom ranking, which plunged by 32 slots to the worst placing of No. 124 in the 2007 Freedom Without Borders (RSF) worldwide press freedom ranking, will plummet even lower next year!”
A more personal look from those who were not there but concerned locally and abroad.
Views from those who were there.