I have deep antipathy for street's demonstration for whatever the cause may be.We can take and copy many good things from the West but simply aping some of the negative elements that could throw the nation into chaos to fulfill one man's agenda is totally irresponsible.
Who would believe there is no free and fair elections in Malaysia?
It makes one wonder how an educated person like Ambiga Sreenevasan had the cheek to fool the people that there is no free and fair elections in this country.Can she explain how the oppositions managed to capture 5 state governments and 83 parliamentary seats in March 2008 if truly the general elections were rigged.If so, why was the BN so stupid by not giving themselves at least the two-thirds majority if they can manipulate the election results as accused by the oppositions.
It is obvious Ambiga is doing Pakatan's dirty politics.She hasn't got the clout nor the potency to attract people to her cause without the strong backing of Pakatan.
Will the massive street protests bring about the desired change and a cleaner electoral system or rather create havoc and chaos to the country peace and harmony and a strong possibility of mob rule. The Arab experience has shown how combustible massive assembly of people could be, that could turn violent, destruction to human lives and properties and eventual mob rule.
Without any doubt, there were corruptions and abuses of power but this government is not as evil as painted by the oppositions.It is still a legitimate government elected by the people.
The BERSIH walk for free and fair elections is a charade and an excuse to go saberattling the BN cage and to show the people the undemocratic action of the government to deny the people the right to peaceful assembly.
The ultimate goal of BERSIH is not free and fair elections. The ultimate goal is the saving of Anwar Ibrahim. They expected the announcement of the foreign experts report of the sex tape to be made during the court case of the Datuk Trio with conclusive evidence that it was Anwar in the tape.
Why wasn't the BERSIH's walk executed before the announcement? Because they want to inflict maximum collateral damage on Najib's government.
The government foolishly fell into the trap.The pre-empative arrests of BERSIH organisers and followers, allegations of communist elements and the banning of BERSIH's T-shirts have done the damage and the job to placard it as an evil government without them even going to the streets.
The Home Minister Hishammudin Onn has risen to the highest level of incompetency by his heavy-handedness in dealing with the situation. You can't arrest people before a crime is committed.The Home Minister and the Police should know this better than anyone else.
I am against street demonstrations but in the same manner I do not tolerate police action of arresting people before they have done anything against the law.
Here, reported in Rocky's Bro a person wrote on twitter:
@5xmom: I think all Christians shud march for all the persecution they had done to us and our Lord.Either he is suffering from persecution complex or intentionally wanting to cause trouble.The Allah controversy can't in any sense of the word be construed as persecution of Christians.Persecution is hostility and ill-treatment that may include the banning of the religion.No one in this country have been persecuted because of their religion.
As a matter of fact most religious persecutions were under the Islamic flag, those considered deviants.Strange as it may be, Shia, the second largest denomination of mainstream Islam is also banned in this country.
How can the Christians be persecuted when there are more churches in this country than mosques.
Come to Sabah and see for yourself that there are more churches than mosques here.We see it as our legacy.
I was in church last week for the funeral service of a close friend and even saw a lady with a todong attending the service.
Why can't you West Malaysians be more tolerant and behave the same way.
I know the danger of a huge rally but the government should be prepared to take the risk and act constitutionally and according to the law against the protesters.
I hope the people in BERSIH would come to their senses stop the clarion calls for people to go on the streets to serve the opposition's agenda