| A case of sore winners and jubilant losers
| Monday, May 20, 2013
60,000 defy police warning, attend 'thanksgiving' rally
Mohican: Bravo Pakatan. The way forward is to show people power through peaceful and democratic means. The
police don’t have to be alarmed when a Malaysian in his own country
wants to gripe against the government. It is not seditious. It is about
plain democracy and human rights. It is seditious only when one
wants to throw a legally elected government out through brute force. The
underlining philosophy here is, "a legally elected government." Get
that please, you men in blue.
Anonymous_4031: Are the police stupid? What is wrong in celebrating victories? Can only BN have dinners and not Pakatan? Use your brain, please. Think straight!
If one just came back from Mars, one could not be faulted to think that
Pakatan won GE13 instead of BN. To the uninitiated, PR’s post-election
rallies sure looked like celebration rallies with loud vuvuzelas and
boisterous crowds. BN, in contrast, appear subdued and bitter,
blaming their “defeat” on other races and threatening retribution to
those twho did not support them. It is funny because only in Malaysia,
do we get sore winners and jubilant losers.
Ksn: Freedom of assembly is one of the fundamental rights of the citizens enshrined in our constitution, to be exercised peacefully. In
spite of the police declaring the assembly illegal, 60,000 attended
peacefully, sending a deafening message to Home Minister Zahid Hamidi,
the police, and the Umno Baru government, that the people have woken up,
they know their rights, and will exercise them responsibly. Of
course, the new home minister has asked those who do not accept the
election results to leave Malaysia. This is a seditious call. Now we
have to wait for the police with a new IGP to see how it reacts to that
message of Malaysians. Then, we will wait for Prime Minister
Najib Abdul Razak to air his views on that message. Will the government
react with the same old, outdated approach of attempting to intimidate
the nation, that led to only 48 percent voting for them?
High time the internal revenue department targets all Chinese business
entities like hawkers, businessmen, traders and coffee shop owners in
Penang. Police must go after all illegal massage parlours, pirate DVD
sellers and nightclubs without licenses. It’s payback time.
What will Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim/Pakatan do if fraud evidence
petitions are presented to biased courts and rejected? Is there a more
forceful but also peaceful Plan B after the rejection?
Kudos and congratulations to the brothers and sisters in Penang. This
huge second gathering in about 10 days will frighten Premier Najib Abdul
Razak. The police will be used to intimidate the rakyat from attending
such rallies. Let us be steadfast and supportive for our rights.
Let's start the campaign now to bring down the illegitimate BN
government soon by lawful and peaceful means. Compile all the evidence
of fraud and let the people and the world know. Let's not
cooperate with the illegitimate government, give them a hard time so
they will see the wisdom of quitting. Let's fight racism, the main
weapon they use against us, by promoting unity. The people want change
and they are ready so let's not give up. The future is ours.
Do the Right Thing:
Ministers have to decide whether they want to be ministers for the
rakyat. If so, they should listen to the complaints of the Malaysian
majority and investigate and prosecute people involved in crimes of
cheating, corruption, etc. If the ministers want to be ministers
for BN, then they should continue to ignore complaints of the rakyat and
persecute Pakatan and the Malaysian majority. The Malaysian
majority will vote decisively in the next election for the ministers
they want to serve them. So, they must decide whether they want to be
ministers for BN or ministers for the country.
A Selangor Voter: Actually,
the 52 percent figure of those voting for Pakatan would have been
larger if there was a free press, no double postal voting, no coercion
to vote BN for government servants, no coercion to vote for BN on staff
of GLCs, no fear to vote BN in Felda settlements. Maybe 60
percent would have been the figure that voted Pakatan. BN is truly a
minority government and Pakatan the majority opposition.
|posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 7:31 PM