Now that Bersih 2.0 is over..it is time for feedbacks.
I’ll briefly explain what the Bersih 2.0 rally is, and the purpose and reason behind this rally.
The Bersih 2.0 rally, also known as the Walk for Democracy is a rally organised to fight for clean and fair elections.
However, this rally was deemed illegal by the government.
Bersih, was led by former president of the Bar Council Ambiga Sreenevasan and she was pushing the Election Commission of Malaysia to ensure free and fair elections in Malaysia.
Ambiga’s demands was:
1) Election Commission to clean up the electoral roll,
2) Reform postal voting,
3) Use indelible ink,
4) Introduce a minimum 21-day campaign period,
5) Allow all parties free access to the media,
6) Put an end to electoral fraud and dirty politics
Ambiga's demand were rejected and this prompted her to lead the rally to fight for the people's right.
The police said that public gatherings without police permits are illegal and they vowed to prevent the rally from happening.
Regardless of police warnings, the rally still took its place on the 9th of July 2011.
I have to admit. It was a chaos.
Roads were blocked, tear gas was released, water cannon are being sprayed, policemen being too aggressive, over thousands arrested, some had minor injuries and someone passed away.
So what do you think about Bersih 2.0?? Are you with it or are you against it?
I have to admit, I am totally supporting the cause, which is to fight for clean and fair elections.
I am neither a supporter of the government nor the opposition but I felt that something needs to be done in order to make Malaysia a better place and a corruption free country.
For some reason’s the BERSIH 2.0 rally proved to us that we as Malaysian’s can stand undivided amongst each other when it matters most.
It certainly showed us that there was no racism and there was no culture, religion dividing us. We were standing proud as MALAYSIANS, not Malays, Chinese or Indians.