At the Aliran website, one ‘Bersih Mum’ claims that April 28 was the day when she and other courageous rally goers around the globe held hands to say they are “the Spirit, Heart and Soul of Malaysia”.
In her article, she wrote that “truly everyone who was anyone was represented here [@Bersih 3.0]” and giving a blow-by-blow account of the 428 rally in the heart of KL.
(All those chickens who failed to show are ‘nobodies’ lor. Sad.)
She also wrote: “… to my Indian brothers and sisters … Anneh, Thamby, where were you? We missed you-lah at Bersih 3.0″.
An NST article today, ‘Najib regains Indian support’, was aggregated by Malaysia Today only to be greeted by a first-off-the-block comment from one reader calling him/herself ‘Revolution’ who proclaimed: “They are Malaysians ! Not Indians !”
How confusing. There in Malaysia Today, an Indian is not allowed to be Indian whereas over at Aliran, the “Indian brothers and sisters” are asked why they were MIA when the yellow revolution was taking place.
What to make of the attitude of both writers, i.e. the Subang Jaya Bersih supporter and the commenter in Raja Petra’s portal, towards ‘Indians’ (word said in a hushed whisper as it’s taboo).
But one prominent ‘Anneh’ (to borrow from Bersih Mum Subang Jaya) did turn up for the Penang chapter.
P. Ramakrishnan, Aliran past president told Citizen Journalists Malaysia powered by Malaysiakini:
“Penangites did not disappoint us, I see. This is the biggest gathering in Penang organized by a NGO, that I had ever [witnessed] since March 8. I can sense the impending change approaching. The big crowd here tells me that people are not happy with the Election Commission. They know that the Election Commission is not fair. Yes, Malaysians have completely lost faith in the Election Commission. The only saving grace for the Election Commission now is for the entire team to resign, not just the chairman.”