Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Bersih 3.0

It is really sad to see the violent demonstrations that took place at Dataran Merdeka recently . I think the  Bersih 3.0 is not  really  bersih (clean). It was not a clean, and  peaceful demonstrations that it should have  been . The video clips showing  the demonstrators damaging and overturning the police car were really scary . I never thought that this thing could happen in a peaceful country like Malaysia. It is also sad to see some young protesters beating and kicking a  policeman mercilessly. It is perplexing that Ambiga blaming the police for the violence instead of the clearly  violent demonstrators. Even though I dislike the police but the Bersih 3.0 has shown the police as the good people and the villains were  the Bersih members. The organizers themselves according to a DAP senator were not angels. they were partly to be blamed.
The main organizer -Ambiga

Ambiga , her cronies and supporters should have gathered at the National stadium or Shah Alam stadium to protest against the government or to voice out their dissatisfactions peacefully at the designated place.  They did't need to do it at the Dataran Merdeka. At the stadium   the demonstration would be more peaceful and easily controlled and would have not damaged government assets. According to the police, the  Bersih 3.0 has  damaged an  estimated  1.8 million ringgit worth of assets.Their intention was to create uncertainties to the political climate in the country. I hope their hidden agenda is not to overthrow the government that has been democratically elected by the people.   
violent Bersih protesters

Bersih 3.0 has also been hijacked by the skillful opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. The famous hand signal to Azmin shows clearly how permission was given to the protesters to break the cordoned off areas. This is really an irresponsible thing to do by a leader who claims to be a responsible leader. The action by Anwar has shown that some leaders would do damaging things just to achieve their personal  goals.

I feel that Ambiga should be held responsible for the violent demonstrations. She just could not wash her hands off. Her actions and the actions of some of the violent demonstrators have caused some traders in KL to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Bersih committee is now planning Bersih 4.0 and the police must stop this insanity. My prediction is that they could  become more violent and cause more damages to public properties. The police must be really firm not to only this to happen again. They cant just let a handful of people dictating to  the government unlawfully. The silent majority's view should be considered . The present government can only  be thrown out thru the ballot boxes. Bersih has lost its credibility. I want electoral reforms but I don't want Bersih 4.0.

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