Sunday, July 10, 2011

Bersih 2.0 for Free and Fair Elections

Bersih2.0 rally in Melbourne.

Chanted "We want free and fair elections and we want it NOW!. Not later. Don't need to wait for the coming general election. Clean up the election machinery now.

The organiser also updated us with events in Kuala Lumpur. By the time, 600+ arrests were made. We responded "SHAME!"

Photo credits: Ryan Lye

Photo credits: Hon Ru Jiunn

The rally in Melbourne went smoothly. Attendance estimated to be 2000+. But I was constantly reading tweets to update myself back home, in Kuala Lumpur.

Our friends in Kuala Lumpur did not have the privilege of a peaceful rally. All violence were from the police. Downtown KL was turned into a war zone.

water cannon fired into maternity hospital
Water cannon fired into hospital compounds. Wait, it's a maternity hospital. The last thing you want is newborns suffered effects chemicals. Inhumane and unacceptable.

It's UMNO-BN who's behind all these police brutality during Bersih2.0 rally. Police is just one of the government machinery which the ruling party can use. They've forgotten that they're the very people who put them into power.

The heart of the capital was locked down. Massive traffic jams outside the city. Selected rail stations were closed to prevent protesters entering Merdeka Stadium. Tourists were wondering why shops were not open. Economic losses on that day estimated to be RM 1 billion.

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