Hisham, you got it all wrong once again. How could you compare the London riots with that of the Bersih protest? Any Dick, Tom and Harry knows the difference between the two and don’t tell us that if our police had not acted the way they did, we would have suffered the same consequences as the London riots. Hisham was merely echoing (supposedly, without giving much thoughts) what was said by the DIGP Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar earlier.
Please Hisham, you still think that we Malaysian are so naïve and to be told of the untold destruction the Bersih rally could have caused to the peace and security of this country. To me, had there been no water cannons or tear gas, the rally would have fizzled out in just a few hours, with no arrest, injuries and even death. The protestors would have given a huge thumb up to the police for their patience and cooperation. And I am quite sure Hisham would have gained much popularity for this, and I quite sure too that even Pak Samad would have some kind words for the government.
Hisham and the rest said that the authorities acted in a ‘civil way’, and the police had to justify their activities by showing videos to the press of their supposedly civilised way of handling a peaceful protest demanding a free and fair election. Even the electronic media with the courtesy of the Information Ministry went all out to proof their ‘innocence’, but the fact of the matter is that civil society and particularly those that were at the rally knows exactly what happened. They say that you need to cover a lie with a bigger lie, and that was what the authorities actually did to cover their lies; and one clear example was the incident at Tung Shin Hospital. Despite all the evidences, not a word of apology and regrets from the authorities………….what sheer arrogance.
Clearly, the London riot wasn’t started for a political reason, and this was clearly mentioned by the British PM in parliament and this was supported by the opposition leader. The British civil society responded in the same manner. It was a criminal act by gangs of youth that just wanted to create chaos and public disorder. There was no clear leadership and demands. The rioters acted quite independently and it was a clear case of ‘you do what you like’ and if caught, ‘you answer for yourself’.
You see, the difference is too obvious if one were to compare it with the Bersih rally. The Bersih rally had a genuine purpose and this was well stated at the outset. It had a leadership and is well organized and made known to the authorities. It wasn’t a ‘cloak and dagger’ operations. Even a formal request for the rally was submitted to the authorities with an assurance that the rally will be peaceful. This request was flatly disapproved and was deemed an illegal assembly; on the most outrageous basis. Even a yellow shirt and the word Bersih became illegal. See how paranoid can the authorities be.
Once again I would like to say this to adik Hisham, “berfikir lah dahulu sebelum bercakap. Awak ini bukan nya budak budak lagi tapi seorang menteri. Dan sebagai saorang menteri apa yang harus keluar dari mulut awak ialah kata kata yang mulia lagi bijaksana yang boleh diterima akal. Contohi lah kemuliaan dan kebijaksanaan ninda dan ayahanda awak. Itu lah ingatan kekanda awak yang hina ini”.
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