Monday, November 12, 2007

MALAYSIANS HAVE AWAKEN FROM AN ILLUSION

The BERSIH protest rally on November 10 2007, witness the awakening of Malaysians from an illusion that only the BARISAN NASIONAL can deliver every time. With more that 40,000 people participating without fear of police brutality and the on-going heavy rain that afternoon, these people had demonstrated that the true meaning of democracy. People from now on will stand up to this ineffective, inefficient and corrupt Barisan Nasional government. The climate of CHANGE has prevail and it is hoped that this will continue forever until the welfare of the people and the nation is managed according to the wishes of the people.

It was also revealed that there was a small rally at the Malaysian Students Department in London to give support to the BERSIH cause by the residents at United Kingdom on the same day.

The Barisan Nasional government had tried to use the police to frighten the public but even then the police and the BN leaders were tricked. The main motive of the rally was to present a memorandum to the Agung but it was earlier told that they would have a peaceful demonstration at Dataran Merdeka. Police had mobilised their entire police force at that area and were caught unaware of their actual plans. The crowd managed to present the memorandum to the Agung to seek his Highness assistance to resolve the matters which have been neglected by the government and authorities concerned for so long.

It is hope that the Barisan Nasional government will realise that ENOUGH is ENOUGH and concentrate on managing the country with effectiveness, efficiently and wipe our corrupt, cronyism and nepotism or be prepared to be defeated in the coming polls by the people.

It would not be easy for the present government to change their attitude that the Malaysians are all stupid and frighten by their action. But it is hoped that this first grand rally will open their eyes to reality.

Syabas to the organisers of the BERSIH rally and I hope that our multi-racial society will co-operate more effectively and collectively in future demands. The participation of the chinese and indians had not be encouraging as the malays, we have to admit. But it is hoped that in future these communities will participate in full force to show their discontentment.

The time of CHANGE has just begun and hope that this ray of light will continue until we can be proud of Malaysia where the welfare of every citizen and our nation is taken care.