Gotta admit, I am never an activist, not even someone that can tell you the full story of any political issue, not even a tiny one. But since the spread of Bersih 2.0, I am so aware, so much attracted to find out more about everything related to it.
Some simple facts about Bersih 2.0 :
1. Its also known as The Coalition of Clean and Fair Elections
2. First public demonstration was on November 2007.
3. Latest demonstration was on 9July 2011.
4. Calls include:
- Clean the electoral roll
- Reform postal ballot
- Use of indelible ink
- Minimum 21 days campaign period
- Free and fair access to media
- Strengthen public institutions
- Stop corruption
- Stop dirty politics
Honestly, I am so impressed and proud of every single individual that attended the rally, they teached me a very valuable lesson. We, Malaysians can still be so united, helping out each other, despite the dirty politics. Their acts have shown great moral values in them to serve the same aim (Bersih 2.0 calls), treating each other as a family across the differences of race and language. Just like any other Malaysian, I know that the politics in Malaysia is just not that fair, same goes to the history in Malaysia. And thus I am slightly bias/ racist. But the videos I've watched, articles I read recently, just prove me wrong. This is also the reason why the Bersih 2.0 has such a huge impact on me, like totally crushed me down. I have been watching lotsa videos and photos and articles that my friends posted/linked to. And I cried, yes I literally cried! I am so touched and proud! They fought for us, for every single Malaysian! If you feel nothing, you are totally heartless! You are someone's child, or maybe someone's siblings, someone's boyfriend/girlfriend, or someone's parents, and so are they! They are someone's loved ones, but they are there, fighting for all of us. Not to mention that there were even old people that went all the way to KL, some went alone, and ended up being drenched wet!
This video below shows some of the clips combined together, showing the rally from different areas. In Australia, they held their rally in front of parliament house, walk along the busiest street, so what? We have freedom of speech, freedom to act! But through this video, Malaysians were attacked by tear gas and water cannons for a peaceful rally! Worse off, the people don't have any weapon on them, or do you wanna call their water bottle as their weapons? I felt so ashamed on the government and police, do the people deserved such treatments? Since young, we've been told that police will protect the citizens, police will help the weak, police is always the good guys. Well, how true is it?
The link below is a well-written confession by a participant of the peaceful rally :
And after all the incidents that happened during the rally, guess what? Newspaper are controlled by the government to report it with a whole new storyline!
For those that don't read Chinese words, its written "The governement had decided to provide the stadium for the peaceful rally, however the offer was rejected. This obviously shows that they intend to strike on the streets in order to attract attention of others, giving other country the impression that our government is unstable, and that the authority is treating them violently".
What nonsense is this? As far as I am concerned, no permit was given to them, and that is why they held the peaceful rally on the street.
Just wait.. Not everyone is gonna be fooled by such stupid and fake reports. The world knows what is happening. And importantly the peaceful rally had brought up all our spirits and love to our home country.