31 August 2015

Here’s Why The Malays Were Not Visible During Bersih 4.0...

The 34-hour marathon is finally over. This is the first time a Bersih rally lasted such a long hour, and easily the most peaceful of all the four rallies ever held, an impressive milestone. Well, there were some provocateurs who tried their luck with “firecrackers” even after the rally was over but was subsequently apprehended by Bersih volunteers.

If the figures released by the organisers are to be believed, the second day of the rally had attracted more people to the carnival-like event. There were 200,000 people on the first day, while 300,000 people on the second. Although we believe there were 100,000 – 150,000 on the first day, there’s little doubt the crazy crowds on the second day was close to 300,000, if not more.

Bersih 4.0 - Second Day Night Crowd - 300000

As a matter of fact, more people were seen scrambling to the rally as the hour closing in to the “Merdeka” countdown. However, since there’s no way to tell if these people were the same people who came back after taken some rest, or was actually a new set of fresh supporters, it’s hard to give an exact figure for the 34-hour rally.

Assuming 50% of participants on day-2 consist of fresh new supporters, that would bring the total of participants to 350,000 (200,000 + 50% of 300,000). It’s absolutely possible that there were tons of new participants on the second day simply because many were afraid the authorities would unleash water cannon and tear gas on the first day itself.

 Bersih 4.0 - Second Day Crowd

Hence, they had chosen a wait-and-see approach. After all, if the authorities have been trigger-happy in launching assaults at Bersih protesters during the past 3 rallies, what is so different and special about Bersih 4.0 that the police would spare their bullets? Well, they must be kicking themselves for not joining earlier because amazingly the police hadn’t fired a single tear gas.

The burning question is: why the police didn’t pick a fight with the protesters this time? Surely it wasn’t Queen Elizabeth who threatens to wear “yellow” again if Najib administration starts attacking the innocent protesters. Perhaps the theory that police attacks only when majority protesters of a rally consist of ethnic-Malay is true after all.

 Bersih 4.0 - Malays Praying

Otherwise, how do you explain the supposedly brutal and thuggish police didn’t attack Bersih 4.0, which was dominated by ethnic-Chinese? If this is so, then it pretty much solves the mystery about the lack of Malays’ participation, especially on the first day. On the second day, Malays’ presence increased to about 30%, from a low of 10% on the first day.

Based on some questionnaires, it seems the Malays were dead sure Bersih 4.0 would see the worst police brutality ever recorded. The fact that military chief General Zulkifeli Mohd Zin had declared that the armed forces will intervene if the government declares a state of emergency goes to show blood could spill on the street, at least that was the perception of the Malays.

In the past three Bersih rallies, the military didn’t involve at all. It was a poker game. Majority of the Malays blinked first and lost, hence were tricked into believing that troubles were bound to happen. The government doesn’t care if the Chinese dominates the rally but has everything to worry if Malays take the lead.

But after a peaceful and happy first day, the Malays were convinced nothing bad would happen hence they decided to join the crowd. However, it was too late to make a bigger impact because most of them had already left the city for the 3-days short holiday, or otherwise had other pre-planned programs.

 Bersih 4.0 - Charming and Creative Photo - Malay Here

Clearly, there wasn’t any plan for a state of emergency at all. It was merely a clever trick to send a simple message to the Malays to stay away from the rally. Of course, the second reason to the low Malays’ turnout was the “boycott” by PAS, which traditionally can mobilise large number of obedient supporters.

There’s little doubt that if PAS have had participated, Bersih 4.0 could easily breach the 500,000 mark. But that would also mean the biggest battle between the police and the protesters. Like it or not, PAS protesters are like walking zombies, and the police hate their guts and courage. It’s a different story altogether with obedient Chinese protesters.

 Bersih Rally - Tear Gas With PAS Supporters

But the most important reason why the Malays were not visible is because of GST. On the second day before our group hit the road again for the rally, we stopped at one of our favourite stalls selling young coconuts. We knew how torturing it was to be under the scorching sun so we decided to “armour” our bodies with coconut juice.

Dressing like minions, it wasn’t hard for the Malay “Pakcik” (uncle) to guess what we were up to. We sat and enjoyed the refreshing coconut juice at the stall, flicking our smartphone for latest news on Bersih 4.0. Then, he sat and chat with us. He complained about new competitors, signalling to two new stalls behind him, selling the same products (*grin*).

 Coconut on Tree

Then he went into great length bitching about how his second son has just switched to a new job because of escalating cost of living. Although the new job pays better, the location is further in Shah Alam. Suddenly, he openly criticised the present government. He boasted that he had attended all the previous Bersih rallies, together with his son, but not this round.

Reason – he has to sell more coconuts now because of GST. He claimed that the (competitors) new coconut stalls were managed by part-timers so he assumed they were trying to make ends meet because of GST too. Because of GST, he is now facing two problems – new competition and the needs to work longer hours to cover his daily expenses.

 Malay Small Business Traders

If his story is true, then it’s incorrect to assume the Malays were cowed by a stronger and united Chinese behind DAP. Perhaps, some may have been influenced by PM Najib’s “bastardization” scary story. But the story from this “pakcik” goes to show that his primary concern was about putting food on the table, than about UMNO going into toilet bowl.

The low income Malays couldn’t join Bersih 4.0 because they’re struggling with skyrocketing cost of living. The middle and high income Malays wouldn’t join the rally because they were dead sure chaos would explode. With PAS crossing over to UMNO’s side, GST and military threat, the sight of Malays taking the lead in future demonstration is over.

  Bersih 4.0 - Sleeping on the Road

When the time comes for us to pay for the coconuts, there was an increase of RM0.50 per piece. When we asked, the “pakcik” smiled and said his supplier had charged him higher because of GST? Heck, isn’t coconut exempted from GST? Well, that depends on whom you ask along the supply chain. - financetwitter

BERSIH rampas Dataran Merdeka...

Himpunan Bersih 4 yang berakhir menjelang berdetingnya jam menanda 00:00 tengah malam 31 Ogos yang membawa usia kemerdekaan ke-58 tahun, tetap dikenang selamanya oleh rakyat negara ini, khasnya mereka yang menyertainya. Himpunan raksasa rakyat itu berlangsung dua hari bermula Sabtu kelmarin.

Himpunan perdana yang berlatarkan warna kedaulatan rakyat itu (kuning) juga akan ditafsir dengan berbagai tafsiran. Ia akan diterjemahkan dengan seribu makna dan erti tersendiri. Dalam terjemahan itu sudah tentu ia subjektif, pro dan kontra. Tetapi mereka yang hadir, yang melihat dengan mata lendir sendiri dan merasai getar kehangatan dan keharmonian himpunan itu, mempunyai pengertian berbeza di antara yang hadir dengan yang tidak hadir.

Mereka yang tidak hadir, atau berada di luar himpunan sepertilah orang buta yang mendengar cerita gajah tentang himpunan itu. Mereka akan membuat berbagai tafsiran dan andaian setiap kata-kata mengenai gajah itu mengikut kapasiti minda masing-masing. Apa lagi yang pesimis dengan himpunan itu akan menganggap bahawa "gajah" itu empat segi atau seperti kepala keretapi logomotif.

Demikian khlifanya orang yang enggan melihat dengan panca indera sendiri dan hanya memerhati dari jauh atau mendengar ocehan media-media PB.

Saya mengatakan sejarah, kerana Bersih 4 membawa ciri-ciri dan mengandungi maknawi dan sir tertentu yang khusus. Ada beberapa signifiken daripada himpunan selama 34 jam itu. Ia amat berbeza sekali dengan tiga himpunan Bersih, 1, 2 dan 3 sebelum ini.

Kandatipun matlamatnya tetap sama untuk menuntut pilihan raya dan demokrasi adil dan bersih ke arah terbentuknya kerajaan yang telus di negara ini. Perlu difahami himpunan itu adalah kesenimbungan kepada Bersih terdahulu. Ia diadakan kerana menuntut terlaksana beberapa tuntutan yang masih tidak terpenuhi oleh pemerintah.

Dan himpunan Bersih 4 bagi saya paling gemilang dan berjaya. Kejayaan simboliknya dengan terampasnya Dataran Merdeka yang dijadikan tapak meraikan sambutan detik 12:00 tengah malam 31 Ogos.

Apabila pihak penganjur acara tahunan itu memindakan sambutan ke Bukit Jalil, atas alasan keselamatan atau apa, ia menunjukkan Dataran Merdeka sudah ditakluki peserta Bersih. Dalam erti kata lain pemerintah mengaku kalah untuk tidak bertewas kekuatan dengan himpunan Bersih itu.

Bersih 4, tidak akan tertitik nokhtah menjelang tengah malam malam tadi. Ia akan tetap bersambung dan muncul apabila diperlukan. Peserta Bersih akan pulang ke kampung halaman, tetapi mereka tetap akan datang kembali bila dikerah dan dipanggil tanpa dipunggah. 

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Selamat Hari Merdeka...

31 OGOS 1957

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31 OGOS 2015

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Terima Kasih dan Selamat Pulang...
At 11.25pm Culprit who throw firecrackers sounds like bomb was arrested by BERSIH 4 participent...

Why Malaysians are disillusioned with Najib Razak



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70,000 at Dataran for grand finale...

As estimated crowd of about 60,000 to 70,000 people have gathered at the the vicinity of Dataran Merdeka for the grand finale of the 34-hour Bersih 4 rally which will end at 11.59pm today.

A heavy downpour earlier in the evening did not deter people from gathering, with many more still making their way to the epicentre of the rally.

As the final programme of the day started at 9pm, Bersih volunteers were invited to the stage to give speeches. Earlier political leaders such as PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli and ex-PAS leader Husam Musa also addressed the crowd.

Both had spoken about the need to force Prime Minister Najib Razak to quit to save Malaysia.

Rafizi even labelled Najib as the the “worst prime minister in our history".

"If we don't remove Najib, more money will disappear," he said.

At the same time, another stage had been erected nearby to get the people to freely express their views.

Several kilometres away at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Najib in his Merdeka speech which was being telecast live over national television, said street rallies must be rejected as they affect peace and order, and cause problems to the public.

His audience were made up of invited guests, including his ministers and civil servants.

Back at Dataran Merdeka, the thousands of participants in yellow continued to blow their vuvuzelas as their listened to the speeches, but almost all of them agreeing that Najib should be removed for the sake of the nation.

There had not been any trouble at the rally which started at 2pm yesterday. No untoward accidents had been reported, except for a provocative drunk man who had been handed over to the police by Bersih volunteers.

Rally organiser Bersih 2.0 also reminded participants that Dataran Merdeka was strictly off-limits.

“Please help to ensure that no one crosses the barricades.

“Please spread out to the various stages, including those further away from Dataran Merdeka. Crowd sizes need to be manageable to prevent congestion,” it said.

Bersih 2.0 also urged participants to disperse orderly and in a calm fashion at the end of the rally.

“Those in the centre, please allow those at the fringe to disperse first, without rushing and pushing

“Please pick up any rubbish left over from the site.

“Do not stay another night, as there are considerable security risks,” it said. - berita daily

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11.00 pm - Kira-kira sejam lagi untuk BERSIH 4 menutup tirai, jumlah peserta meningkat kepada kira-kira 80,000 orang. Sesetengah pihak pula mendakwa jumlah semasa mungkin melepasi 100,000 orang.

300,000 hadir ambang merdeka, catat sejarah besar negara...

Sambutan ambang kemerdekaan ke-58 dianggap paling bersejarah berikutan kejayaan mencatatkan jumlah kehadiran kira-kira 300,000 peserta, malam ini.

Ahli Parlimen Gelang Patah, Lim Kit Siang, berkata kejayaan itu adalah bukti keinginan tinggi rakyat mahu menyelamatkan Malaysia daripada pemimpin korup.

IMG_8653“Tujuan kita ke sini untuk menyelamatkan Malaysia dan sebab itu Najib kena turun.

“Jika Najib turun esok, nilai ringgit juga harga saham akan naik dan kepercayaan pelabur asing akan kembali,” katanya di pentas utama Dataran Merdeka, di sini, hari ini.

Selain Kit Siang, beberapa pemimpin utama Pakatan Rakyat (Pakatan) turut menyampaikan ucapan masing-masing sebelum menjelang detik 12.00 malam.

Antara yang memberi ucapan adalah Presiden Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail dan bekas Timbalan Presiden PAS, Mohamad Sabu. - Selangorku

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4.30 ptg.-Dr Mahathir Mohamad dan isterinya Dr Siti Hasmah Ali telah tiba, dijangka sedang menuju ke arah kumpulan ribuan penyokong BERSIH 4 di Jalan Tun Perak.Dr Mahathir, yang diiringi bekas menteri Datuk Zaid Ibrahim, kelihatan disambut beberapa penyokong BERSIH di stesen ini.

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No Malays, or you failed to notice...

The Bersih protest is still ongoing, yet there are already those wondering just where are the Malays since their attendance has dropped to ranging from 10% or less, by some measure.

While political leaders and members of the federal opposition are quickly spinning this fact to "we only see Malaysians" or even "they will appear today", some have already taken it upon themselves to mock the entire race.

Accusations are ranging from the Malays are comfortable, the Malays are privileged, the Malays are cowards and my favourite thus far, the Malays are missing their balls.

Quite humbly, I will just call all these morons as morons because they have obviously failed to notice the fact that Malays were everywhere but they themselves failed to notice.
Allow me to explain.

I was at Nu Sentral yesterday, which borders Brickfields as one of the gathering points.

And while some attendees were wondering where the Malays are, they keep forgetting to notice just who the heck was serving them breakfast if they were in the same mall as I was.

Furthermore, since you took public transport, who the heck do you think was manning the train or the LRT control centre?

Who were the baristas who prepared your coffee while you rushed to charge your phones at the Starbucks?

Who were the waiters at The Chicken Rice Shop, or the Nando's or even the Texas Chicken with the controversial sauce?

And even more to the point, who did you buy your last minute yellow t-shirts from Uniqlo or wherever, just in case that last minute gazetted law was enforced?

More to the point, who were the police officers and the Federal Reserve Unit members currently manning their stations?

Who are those currently investigating the threat made via SMS against Bersih?

In fact, here is another thing you may have failed to notice. From an economic standpoint, the Merdeka Centre survey says that those most disapproving of Bersih, while Malays, are also those earning below RM2,000.

There is already a floating story of how one uncle from Perlis had to spend an entire week's wage just to attend the protest.

Safe to say, the majority of those disapproving or not attending Bersih are those who cannot afford it.

So for those mocking the majority Malay population as balless, spineless, privileged people, shame on you.

Who the heck do you think you are "saving the economy" for? Just yourselves?

It is for those who do not earn enough, who are unemployed graduates who even Tun Dr Mahathir was asked a question about in Pasir Gudang before appearing to have a look see in Kuala Lumpur.

It is for those who cannot take a weekend off to join your protest, especially since most will probably be paid three times their daily salaries due to it being a three-day weekend.

It is for those who have lost their houses and still live in tents in Kelantan and Terengganu due to the floods, are still waiting for their houses to be rebuilt and cannot afford to spare a dime.

Have you forgotten them in your veracity to be gung-ho propagandists?

So for those so militantly supporting Bersih to the point of calling the majority population cowards, you obviously do not know your own country's people well enough.

For those who say it was because of PAS, you also do not know what they had to spend to bus people into the city for the past rallies. Religion and politics may be the matter you think of, but you obviously failed to see the cost and logistics of such an endeavour.

And I will say this once more to all those detractors. While the Malays are poor, they are still the largest voter base in this country for Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah.

While they may not be attending Bersih, I can assure you that they are reading what you say of them on social media and even in the online portal comments sections.

Heck, maybe Utusan Malaysia and Berita Harian will take a page out of alternative media and make an article of all your social media posts for them to read.

Know this too,... for every derogatory statement and comment, and tweet you type, all your detractors, including myself, will be right there to remind the Malays in 2018 – who supported you quietly but could not attend – of what you thought of them just because they missed your 34-hour shindig.

So take this as a warning; if you believe that Bersih is more important than the 2018 general election, continue as is. Keep mocking those who apparently "do not support you by not coming".

But if you believe that the rally is just a start to a marathon which will finally end a 60-plus year ruling streak, then I suggest you shut up.

You keep saying the whole world is watching. Well, so are the Malaysian voters who will determine the next government. Remember that. – Hafidz Baharom,tmi

My observations on the Bersih 4 rally

Mereka Bukan Dibayar Sesiapa,
Mereka Bukan Tiada Rumah,
Mereka Bukan Suka-suka Mahu Berhimpun,
Mereka Berhimpun Kerana Sayangkan Malaysia,
Mereka Berhimpun Kerana Mahu Kerajaan Yang Bersih,
Mereka Susahkan Diri Mereka Untuk Masa Depan Malaysia Yang Lebih Baik,
Mereka Mahu Kerajaan Yang Amanah,
Mereka Mahu Negara Diurus Tadbir Dengan Baik dan Adil,
Mereka Mahu Kerajaan Ambil Kisah Tentang Bebanan Rakyat,
Mereka Membawa Harapan & Inspirasi Setiap Rakyat Malaysia... 

Terima Kasih Bersih 4...f/bk

Kalu ramai Melayu turun, Cina,India tak turun...kata Melayu takde kerja,Cina,India rajin2. Bila Cina,India ramai turun banding Melayu, cakap agenda DAP, Ptuihhhh...

Bersih 4.0 - Charming and Creative Photo - Protester Fuck by Govt Everyday He Does Not Need Sex


29 August 2015

Go Bersih 4 Go...


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Mahathir at Bersih 4... SINI,SINI,SINI dan SINI

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