Himpunan Hijau, the group behind the anti-Lynas protests, were the first to declare their participation in the Bersih 3.0 rally.
On a roll after Lynas and the Dong Jiao Zong rally, DAPsters have been quick to take possession of this third edition of the Bersih street demo.
I found one chest-thumping article on Go-Go DAPster Power that appeared yesterday in Malaysia Chronicle. It is written by one Frances Yip and illustrates the DAPster psyche perfectly. Excerpts below and my comments inserted within square brackets in bold green.
Frances’ chest-beating declaration is titled ‘Bersih 3.0: Rain or shine – I’m going to walk this time!‘ [she didn’t walk in Bersih 1.0 or 2.0 — typical of the terracotta warriors just off the assembly line]
Bersih-ABU poster (below) pinched from Zorro’s blog.
Update 1 (April 5, 12.10pm): ‘Hindraf “holds back” support for Bersih 3.0‘ in FMT
P. Uthayakumar said:
“Everyone knows that Pakatan is behind it even though they don’t say it.”
Update 2 (April 5, 2.55pm): Recommended read ‘Election Reforms in Pakatan First lah, Come On!‘ at Stop The Lies
Helen’s additional note: Also LGE heading into his unelected 4th term as DAP secretary-general (what free election, hah)
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(original posting continues) FRANCIS WRITES in Malaysia Chronicle:
“I am very excited to hear that we are going to have another Bersih rally at the end of this month. As expected, the Election Commission has turned down our demands to implement some electoral reforms before the next general election, which will be Malaysia’s 13th and is due soon. [note the “excitement”, anticipation as well as use of the pronoun “our” to refer to the demands]
“We have given EC more than enough time – 9 months to be exact and most of the reforms asked for by Bersih 2.0, the free and fair polls movement, do not need to go through Parliament for approval. [note the possessive “we”]
“Good, now we have a valid reason to come out to the streets again and exercise our constitutional rights collectively as matured Malaysian citizens of all creeds and ethnicity. [Oh goody, everyone can move their cheese now. Note how DAPsters love of the sound of “all creeds” on their tongue. Uh, isn’t it “(all creeds) and colour” — don’t lah sunat this phrase even if it is hackneyed]
“Let the voice of Bersih Malaysia or Clean up Malaysia reverberate from New York to Sydney! [Today is the 6th day that rubbish has remained uncollected in my neighbourhood. Clean up Selangor first, can or not?]
“Thousands and thousands of Malaysians poured onto the streets of Kuala Lumpur and Kuantan despite threats from the police. [DAPsters flexing their muscle; if police kacau: “Who you gonna call?” Teresa!]
“In the end, the whole world saw what happened during those rallies – thanks to Al Jazeera and CNN. That is the power of modern communications and the Internet! [And this, friends, is the real motive — for the CNN footage]
“Many people, especially those from the older generation, still harbor some fear of reprisals. [Yes we’re aware … the new, improved version of the younger generation are now almost fearless]
“Of course there are some who do not want to rock the boat. They already have a roof over their heads, a nice car to drive around, three square meals a day and comfortable jobs. In the end they chose to stay at home to relax or go shopping and let others do the battle for them even though they are equally affected by the bad governance of the present regime in one way or another. [Whoa! Can hear massive thumps on the heroic DAPster chest here. Tapi kesian juga kat the couch potatoes and shopaholics yang kena belasah. Geez, the air must be pretty hot up there at the mountaintop where Frances is blowing]
“Corruption is getting rampant in all spheres of our daily lives, racial and religious tensions are reaching boiling point, our public institutions are crumbling one by one, oil price increases, toll rate rises, utilities rate hikes – please don’t tell me you guys are not affected! [And it’s all Umno’s fault!!! Vote Pakatan and see … sure one, racial and religious tensions can disappear immediately, our public institutions can rebuild, oil price will go down, tolls also abolished, and can get free electricity some more …]
“Come on folks, don’t be so selfish and timid, times have changed. Rallies, once taboo in previous decades, have increasingly become a trend now, especially among the younger Malaysians. [Trendy indeed. Sounds like an evangelist trying to persuade reluctant folks to attend a revival meeting. But the paragraph is nonetheless a ‘cun’ reflection of the DAPster mindset and motives]
“Today we are wiser and braver in voicing out our unhappiness. Show the authorities that you want a clean and fair election. [The Anwaristas been there and done that in 1999 but I guess a DAPster today still thinks she’s just invented sliced bread]
“… come out and join us on the streets! Do not just sit at home and complain. This won’t get you anywhere. So see you on April 28 at 2pm. It’s a Saturday.
“… I will not miss it for anything. My yellow Bersih T-shirt is ready and so too are my walking shoes. Despite being discouraged by friends who fear for my safety (it seems a woman should not participate in rallies but stay at home or so they say, I am going ahead with my plans to walk. [The Chinese were real scaredy cats the many previous rallies but ‘times, they are a-changing’]
“I am not intimidated by tear gas, acid water or police batons. Chase us, frighten us, spray us, kick us if you must but I am going to walk on. And I know exactly why I am going to do it. It is for my children and their children. They deserve a better Malaysia –if we do not act now, when? If we don’t act for them – who will? [Frances must have given herself a self-congratulatory pat on the back at her pretty turns of phrase; actually nothing original to begin with — I’m guessing she’s in the advertising copywriting line]
“So let’s make a date on April 28. Let’s color our beloved country yellow again!” <Unquote>
Double click on the screenshot below to read Frances in full.