Raja Petra should take it as a compliment
Raja Petra Kamarudin may be ‘the’ blogger (big kahuna with capital ‘B) but nonetheless he’s ultimately only one individual lah.
How can anyone compare him to 300,000 Bersih 3.0 marchers?
Or at least 250,000 as initially claimed by the organizers.
But then again, some guesstimated 150,000 participants. Others 100,000. A few foreign media said 80,000.
It could be 50,000 perhaps. Local media “controlled by the BN” quite naturally pegged lower numbers.
Does anyone know the figure given by police who did the usual aerial surveillance?
But still it’s kinda silly to devote a whole article comparing the Malaysia Today boss with the big banana (alluding to their yellow shirts) bunch of Bersih protestors.
A guy by the name of Alwyn Lau was astoundingly up to the task, ranting at RPK over almost 20 paragraphs.
I got an itty bitty mention in his write-up, ‘Political enjoyment in Malaysia: From RPK to Bersih‘. Do pop over either to The Malaysian Insider or the New Mandala website to have a read.
“Helen Ang’s insinuation that Christians are the buddy-arm of DAP seems like an RPK-ish shot a [sic] exploding a kinky national secret except, unlike RPK, she doesn’t have men in black feeding her hidden files, hence her quasi-thesis comes across as boring conspiracy and torrid sociology.”
This is not the first time that Alwyn has paid me a small amount of attention. Previously I was a sidenote in his article for The Malaysian Insider.
Golly thanks Alwyn. If not for you, my name – even if only appearing within brackets – would otherwise never see the light of day in TMI, hahaha. (Read here on the originating topic)
Alwyn, who says he’s a Christian, was also published in Aliran recently.
Err, do you by any chance attend the same church as the Subang Jaya ‘Saint’ canonized by RPK’s erstwhile buddy Haris Ibrahim?