War of the Colours
“Dajjal oh dajjal”
Bersih chairman Maria Chin Abdullah believes Jamal Sekinchan is waging a war against her Yellow Shirts movement.
Maria told reporters this yesterday outside the Petaling Jaya police district headquarters after she lodged a police report against the Red Shirts leader for an allegedly seditious Facebook posting.
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Bersih 5.0 is the umbrella body for waging a war against Najib Razak.
So is the Najib administration supposed to sit back, relax and do nothing? Or will they apply an equal and opposite reaction against the body blows from Bersih?
Etiquette of proportionate warfare
In a war, the combatants strike at each other. For example, if North Korea were to lob a missile across the border, South Korea might consider retaliating with a missile counter strike.
The Yellow Shirts are presently holding mini public assemblies. The Red Shirts are reacting with small, confrontational gatherings of their own.
In Teluk Intan some days ago, the Yellows and the Reds shoved at each other although the scuffle apparently did not reach a point of the two sides trading punches.
As Bersih builds momentum, expect more placards and slogan chanting plus maybe some innovative gimmicks. The Red Shirts also have stunts up their sleeve such as flying kicks or perhaps breaking roof tiles over their own head.
Choosing your weapons of war
Jamal who supports the government, on the other hand, believes that Bersih is “dajjal”. Hence what kind of action do you suppose Jamal is going to take against the dajjal?
How does one defeat dajjal?
BELOW: “Nampak sangat Bersih dah jadi DAJJAL” — a Facebook posting attributed to Jamal Sekinchan; a Melayu DAP (holding up the “dajjal” FB screenshot) making police report against Jamal. More details @ MMO story, here