Sunday, November 11, 2007

Of being challenged, media manupulation, BERSIH ...

10th November will go down in Malaysian history book as the day when the people signals to the Government of Malaysia that they wanted a fair and clean election.

Despite the statement made by the PM that he does not like to be challenged, made during the closing of the UMNO general assembly, the people next day responded by streaming into the capital in thousands to deliver their memorandum to the King.

Against the tight security net set up by the Police starting from the perimeters of Malaysia, people of all race, religion, age defy the odds to converge into the meeting points before marching to the palace to hand over the memorandum.

Roadblocks in Sg Besi, Gombak, Setapak, Federal highway, diverting traffics from entering directly into KL, mass transit system opting not to stopat the meeting points do not deter the people from braving their way in the heavy rains to converge at Central market, SOGO, Masjid Jamek, Masjid Negara.

Bloggers Raja Petra provided the space for others to voice their actions and unofficially pave the chronology of the events whilst provided the scenario from the scene.

Al jazeera broke the news at 3.00 pm at interviewed jeff ooi of screenshot on the BERSIH's demands for a fair and free election whilst Minister of Information did has his share in the al jazeera interview.

For some, this is a historic events as they come not because of their political believe but a common cause unites them all i.e. to see a fair and free election.

For some, their trip is laced with souvenirs from the police in the likes of tear gas, water canon etc when they are non-confrontational. Yet the police claims the crowd is unruly.

Not only that, the IGP states that only 4,000 attended the illegal assembly. True or false when al jazeera says tens of thousands indicating that there are more than 10,000 people in the Masjid Jamek area alone.

Independent sources claims that approximately 40,000 manage to converge to the palace whilst the other half were being chased around by the police. Buses from other states were blocked from joining the crowd and diverted elsewhere.

All in all, the people has manage to out their message across - enough is enough...provide a fair and free election. The irony of the matter is that the mainstream newspaper and TV downplay the significance of the event which isolated the rural people from knowing the truth about the assembly.

All said and done, this is the beginning and maybe more to come.

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...

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