Saturday, July 9, 2011
Were the Taunts Aimed at the Police Part of Your Agenda, BERSIH?
And so the BERSIH 2.0 demonstrators have wound down their demonstration and many have begun to trickle out of the pitched battlle ground in Kuala Lumpur.
Watching from the sidelines, I could not help but notice that there was nary a squeak about the list of BERSIH demands except for chants of prayers from presumably the many PAS supporters in the morning and noon near the Agro Bank headquarters building.
What was most pronounced were shouts of 'reformasi' reminiscent of the 2007 BERSIH demo.
Do the leaders in BERSIH realise how their agenda have been hijacked for a continuation of a doomed aspiration by PKR and Anwar Ibrahim?
How could they allow such infiltrators into their ranks, if at all their motives were sincere and noble as they claimed?
Did they not see how the raging insensibility of the shallow and narrow-minded youths partaking of what they saw as excitement of the moment could have triggered untold property damage and even lost of lives?
Yes, it is easy to portray the police as being brutal, but then again, you people in BERSIH are intelligent enough to know what crowd control is, given the threatening gravity of past incidences. The police cannot be handling the foamy-mouth intransigent rabble rousers that made up most of the BERSIH 2.0 rally with kid's glove.
Can you not see how the hot-blooded youths challenged the police and taunted them? Was this part of the BERSIH agenda? Aw, come off it, I did not for a second saw them as agents provocateurs. They were just gullible kids who fell for your so called lofty ideals.
Looking at it objectively, had it not been for the police and FRU keeping a tight rein on security in the city, worse things could have happened - things which after the smoke have cleared would leave the spartan living inner city dwellers of Kuala Lumpur scrounging through garbage bins to survive during these times of rising inflation.
So, please, you loyar buroks who stand at the periphery with your lofty textbook legal ideals have a heart for the unfortunates among us. It may be easy for you to have come to the rally, to have shouted till hoarse and after the cut-off time, repair to the comfort of coffee houses, clubs and exchange war tales and back pats.
Posted by Lenggong Valley at 5:14 PM