Debunking the myth and clearing the path

By RZMay
The Malaysian Insider
May 04, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — We were ordinary Malaysians, professional, non-professional, rich, middle class and poor. On April 28, I found out that the different classes don’t matter, we all felt the tear gas. I was at the Masjid Jamek LRT station when they fired on us, and they closed the LRT station. I was angry at that time, but now I understood that an open LRT station could have caused more danger to us than a closed one. We could have fallen on the tracks; there could have been more injuries, and even death.

We found out on that day that our skin colour and our beliefs don’t matter. Muslims or non-Muslims, Malays, Indians, Chinese, Ibans, Kadazans, half-Eurasian half-Malay, quarter-Javanese, quarter-Portuguese, we were all one colour — yellow.

Our fight was for justice, and justice is a universal value that is upheld in every religion and belief. They say that if the polls were rigged, the opposition wouldn’t have won five states. If the polls weren’t rigged, how did BN with only 50.27 per cent of the votes get 63.1 per cent of the parliamentary seats? Why does Putrajaya have 5,000 voters yet Klang has 100,000 voters?

Then you’re going to say that we were hijacked by the opposition. Let me tell you this, we invited everyone, BN and PR, to join us, the rakyat. We are your masters, not the other way around. The only one who got “hijacked” during the gathering were PR leaders because they succumbed to our demand for free and fair elections. And let me give this warning to PR leaders, in any case during the future should you be in power and you rig the elections, we would not hesitate to go back to the streets to demand what is just, because we are your boss.

We were 250,000 on the day itself. For what reason would 0.7 per cent of the country’s population spend their weekend under the hot sun, be forced to buy RM2 non-chilled canned water (shout to the traders: really? RM2?), get tear gassed, beaten up by the police, risk massive stampedes and later accused of being disloyal to the country? Why was that huge number of people willing to do that despite all the odds and pressure? Even free food won’t persuade that many people.

Let’s not be distracted by the few rowdy supporters, real or covert. Those were just red herrings to try and distract us from our demand. We, normal Malaysians, are proud to show our love for this blessed country, and we want this country, our country, to succeed. We condemn the violence from both sides, and you guys can bear witness that we were all peaceful on that day, regardless of what the mainstream media says.

On that day, I was proud to be a Malaysian and I hope you were too. Thank you people for walking with me and let’s make Malaysia our proud home.

Hidup rakyat!

  1. #1 by yhsiew on Friday, 4 May 2012 - 5:48 pm

    The path to true democracy is bumpy, yet we must and will overcome it.

  2. #2 by dagen wanna "ABU" on Friday, 4 May 2012 - 6:05 pm

    In malaysia there is only one unique brand of justice. And it is justice jenis-umno.

  3. #3 by monsterball on Friday, 4 May 2012 - 9:34 pm

    Well said…RZMay.
    Najib knows that is true…but he will never admit it.
    Every UMNO b leaders are well trained to steal as much as they can…spreading through 22 years of his leadership and on going.
    They are in control through corrupting as many as they can…and buying loyalties from the Police Force and Law Makers and hand pick two.. to be IGP and AG….protecting the UMNO b party and not the People.
    BERSIH 3 participants…including me are exposing how dirty the Govt. is….so was BERSIH 1& 2.
    Each walk is a reminder to Malaysians how to cast their votes.
    They will respond…for Malaysians seeing the young and old from all races walked together…is one event or sign they have never seen it that huge and big…and it’s a walk for Freedom and all CLEAN.
    Why is Najib and the Government ….giving so much trouble to good Malaysians?
    Is that not exposing who they are… their own actions?

  4. #4 by shukurhasran on Saturday, 5 May 2012 - 12:10 am

    Uncle LKS lives long enough to educate us on election history…I respect uncle on oil discovery exposure..

    Yeah, that teuku adnan won easy in putrajaya..see the similarity of ex umno sec gen..khalil and teuku adnan..thick lips…manifestation of great liars

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