Friday, May 4, 2012
It's a case of Umno-BN trying to topple the people
VOXPOP ‘Bersih 3.0 was peaceful - maybe too peaceful for your liking - and you had to take matters into your own hands to make it ugly.'
Rally an attempt to topple government, says PM
Magnus: The short answer to Najib Razak's assertion is that the elected government of a supposedly democratic country that is not, or is not seen or perceived to be, elected freely and fairly by its electorate does not deserve the respect of anyone in the civilised world.
Sorry Mr Prime Minister if that is harsh, but what appears to be the true and fair view or collective perception of a significant proportion of the Malaysian electorate now is that the general elections are rigged against their favour and are rigged instead to work in the favour of certain political parties through the alleged inability of those responsible in the Election Commission (EC) to act independently for the general electorate.
So if you want respect, Mr Prime Minister, why not stop ducking important issues on good governance and help change the current view or perception now held by many within and without Malaysia about the current undemocratic state of affairs in Malaysia?
Queenie: Najib, people do not go toppling governments by taking their wives and kids along. Bersih 3.0 was peaceful - maybe too peaceful for your liking - and you had to take matters into your own hands to make it ugly so that you can blame the protesters for the mayhem.
I am house-bound otherwise I, too, would have gone to join the rally. Today I went through many video clips relating to the rally.
The atmosphere was carnival-like and it was good to see people of various races getting together to deliver the message of Bersih 3.0. I also saw photos of Malaysians overseas in many cities doing their part.
Then I saw clips showing police brutality, of defenceless people getting the crap beaten out of them. There was one chap who was ceaselessly beaten, with the police taking turns to kick and punch him and then being dragged senselessly away.
I then broke down and cried. I am 74 years old - maybe too old to curse anyone - but the pox be on you and former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Anonymous #18452573: How arrogant! It is evident to all rational people and civil society that it is the case of the Umno-BN regime trying to topple the people. - Malaysiakini