The calm before the storm for BERSIH
Kuala Lumpur teems with energy as the city strides closer to the third BERSIH rally Saturday. The Duduk Bantah sit-in demonstration continues the group's call for clean and fair elections. As supporters of BERSIH flock online to spread the word, Malaysian authorities take a wary, if conservative, view on the whole affair.
Much like last year's demonstration attracted international interest, the new BERSIH event will likewise be observed by many across the globe. BERSIH supporters will be holding events in various other cities worldwide, with the thrust of the campaign hitting home in Kuala Lumpur.
MSN Malaysia polled our readers on their opinions on Saturday's Duduk Bantah, asking "Do you think the upcoming BERSIH 3.0 rally on April 28 is good for the country?" The results are clear:
- An overwhelming 75% answered yes
- 18% said no
- 7% answered that they did not care
In another poll, over 1,400 responses answered our question "Will you be joining BERSIH 3.0 Duduk Bantah rally this April 28, 2012?" with
- Yes, I am exercising my right to express (56%)
- No, it is a waste of time (32%)
- No, I am not very politically aware of this (9%)
- Yes, but only for an hour (3%)
It can be safely concluded that regardless of where each individual holds politically, a public demonstration has the power to influence opinions, particularly among people on the fence. Duduk Bantah 3.0 will be a watershed moment for the nation, with Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's administration able to make a strong statement on where they stand by choosing in favour of an authoritarian clampdown or a reconciliatory show of goodwill.
If the PKR government don't do a good job, change it again.
We are the boss, not them.
Who the hell they think they are???? they dont think who they are ..they know who they are. Do you know who you are? Would you dare to ask our national poet this question directly??? if you dare, meet him at the rally....to do this at his age...he is a national hero in my eyes.
What makes you think the Bersih demands are met...they are not...that is why they are doing this...up date yourself please. Just like the home minister and DBKL cannot agree on the permission for the rally, and giving the people the run about...the Bersih demands are also getting the run about. All that the educated, thinking citizen wants is a fair, fear-free life which will in turn raise the standard of the country.
Respected by the world. Strange you dont want that for your country.
My Heartfelt support to all Malaysian taking part in Bersih 3 today,the govt.
must understand that you are all there for a peaceful sit in for a fair election and
not to create trouble.Thank you all for your brave stand.
Bersih 3.0 is baseless . Their demands have been met but for the arrogant committee members
and the unscrupulous NGOs and Politicians have nothing better to do than create chaos in the
country. They have time and time again create issues that they know will make the country been
This is not the way forward for Bersih 3.0 as they are tea****ll the bad influences to our children,
with their war cry . What do they think that the majority of the rakyat like they are doing.
Just for the record , WHAT AND WHO THE HELL THIS PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE ???????
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