Though I had not mention about the matter earlier, it doesn’t mean I wasn’t following it’s progress. I didn’t want to talk about it because I am up north and unless, I am going to be part of it, I prefer to stay silent.
This morning, while having breakfast with hubby, just before I rush to church, I quickly flipped through the papers and am disappointed with the coverage. But what’s more disappointing is the front page news. Hellooo…different prices for petrol? Workable kah? Just blardy increase the road tax on those rich buggers’ cars lah! Simple what? Why? Wants to fool us that we got a caring bunch of folks looking out for the poor? Nak jadi hero macam Robin Hood? Not so easy lah!
Back to the march, hubby and I know about the magnitude of it. To all the 30,000 to 40,000, I salute you.
I asked hubby, “If it has been in Penang, will you go?” I know I would. Because I am that kind of person. Die die also will fight for what I believe. However, as the head of the family, I do wonder if he will do it because anything could happen. I am glad that no one was injured badly yesterday. He told me, “Of course!”
So yes, I know I got a family who is informed and know what we want. My two older sons too are updated with the current happenings and in fact, they had forwarded me the open letter from Martin Jalleh to Sultan Azlan Shah.
That said, I am very disappointed that majority of people are NOT aware of how big the march was yesterday. The silence of the media is effective somewhat. But we know what silent water means.
I say it is a bad move. People are going to talk about it through words of mouth. Things will get even more screwed when they are spread by word of mouth. If the papers have been allowed to at least feature something, maybe people won’t be that curious. Now that almost nothing was shown, no photos, no news….and things start to crop up, more and more people are going to be suspicious.
Bad move. Very, very bad move. You can silent the papers but the forces of blogs and the news from foreign media just confirmed that local papers are not trustworthy. This BERSIH march is too huge to be swept under the carpet.
I wasn’t there but I had read a few blogs from bloggers who are not attached to any political parties and I am touched with what they went through. I just cannot find the URLs now but a few of them were part of the crowd who were tear gassed and sprayed with chemical. I read what they went through and what’s most endearing is in those crowds, they don’t see the races, religions, political preferences but just one big united force who helped each other out during the chaos. I think the blogger is Kenny Law who was one of the first few who blogged.
To those who are unaware of this matter, for goodness sake, read! Start with the photos and videos on the BERSIH march from JeffOoi and I hope your views are not clouded by political matters. What I see from this is one big human race seeking justice. It is not what our local media wants us to believe.