Is Bersih 4.0 safe, now that Hadi has signaled PAS to give it a miss?
Aug 26 – THREE days to go
Aug 25 – FOUR days to go
Aug 24 – FIVE days to go
Aug 23 – SIX days to go
Aug 22 – SEVEN days to go
Aug 21 – EIGHT days to go
Updated Aug 20 – NINE days to Bersih 4.0
Note: It’s ten days to Bersih 4.0 that’s planned to start on Aug 29. I shall do the countdown in my blog.
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Retired top brass worried about M’sians taking law into own hands
Thirty retired chiefs of armed forces calling themselves The Circle gave their views in the NST yesterday on the security situation. The Circle are the very top of the crop from the military.
In a short statement signed by their chairman General (R) Tan Sri Hashim Mohd Ali (pix above), The Circle said, “We are disturbed to note the extent of politicking that could affect the country’s peace and security”.
The group of former armed forces chiefs added, “We understand the security implications to the nation if people take the law into their own hands”.
To read the rest of the statement by The Circle, please go to http://www.nst.com.my/node/96649?d=1
They didn’t exactly spell things out for us but their statement coming at this particular juncture hints at a worry about Bersih 4.0. And we must presume that they’ve been briefed by military intel and know what they’re talking about.
The retired generals in The Circle are also disturbed by the current degree of politicking that appears on the verge of disrupting our peace and security.
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Needless to say, the hottest politicking today is against Najib Razak and Bersih 4.0 is the street demo to try and remove him from office.
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So will Malaysians be taking the law into their own hands?
Regular commenter islam1st shared the video below with readers of this blog. It shows mob violence on the streets during Bersih 3.0.
PAS will no longer provide the buffer
Another thing we have to remember is that this time PAS’s Unit Amal will not be on duty to control the crowd.
In fact, many PAS members and supporters who have often formed the backbone of recent rallies are likely not to turn up for Bersih 4.0. This follows the signal given by Hadi Awang, the PAS president hated by DAP.
Addressing a gathering of some 150 party faithful, Hadi said, “Kita berdemonstrasi, bergaduh dengan pihak polis sedangkan orang lain memerhati. Jangan kita diperbodohkan”.
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Berita Harian summed up Hadi’s message to his audience in KL a fortnight ago (Aug 2) as giving a reminder that
“Orang ramai yang menyokong perjuangan PAS diminta tidak membiarkan diri mereka dipengaruhi dakyah pihak tertentu hingga membabitkan diri dengan keganasan dan bergaduh dengan pihak berkuasa. – see ‘PAS tak suruh ganas, bergaduh dengan pihak berkuasa – Hadi Awang‘ (BH, 3 Aug 2015).
Hadi’s words are telling.
He appears to anticipate an outbreak of violence and skirmishes with the authorities.
Furthermore, in advising his party followers to stay away from Bersih 4.0, Hadi is taking away the presence of PAS Malays as a moderating factor at the DAP’s would be show of force.
And since it is the DAP that is mobilizing the turnout, it’s only natural to expect that the people determined to throng the streets are going to be predominantly the Christians and the Chinese. They will be mouthing ‘Love’ and distributing flowers.
Will the “love-love-love” chants, flowers and Jom Kawan stunts succeed in keeping things on an even keel on the streets?
- Bersih ori – 10 Nov 2007
- Bersih 2.0 – 9 July 2011
- Bersih 3.0 – 28 Apr 2012
- Bersih 4.0 – 29-30 Aug 2015