I am for a clean and fair election. I am for the rights of citizens to gather and express their opinions. Yet I am against the BERSIH RALLY.
Why? I am not for it because I think it is not just a rally, it is not just about clean election. It’s real objective is to sow the seed of non violent resistance, the seed of dissent, the attempt to challenge the system. It’s objective is to put its opposition in bad light.
The term is the new order, the brave new world where old systems are demolished and new one to be created.
That sounds like Tahrir square. does Malaysia deserve that? I believe the country is not that bad to deserve a Tahrir Square.
I am against it because it is colored. It is YELLOW alright but the intent is colored by design. It is not about having a fair election but it is about modelling it after the COLOR revolution not unlike Serbia, Thailand where it is about you are with us or against us, black against white, yellow against RED, or whatever. The attempt to sow the seed of dissent is further coupled with the attempt to divide the country into TWO by color.
It is supposed to be an NGO event, and yet it is filled to the brim with political rats tigers and buayas and biawaks alike.
Read about the COLOR REVOLUTION in wiki
Participants in the colour revolutions have mostly used nonviolent resistance, also called civil resistance. Such methods as demonstrations, strikes and interventions have been intended protest against governments seen as corrupt and/or authoritarian, and to advocate democracy; and they have also created strong pressure for change. These movements generally adopted a specific colour or flower as their symbol. The colour revolutions are notable for the important role of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and particularly student activists in organising creative non-violent resistance.
I would support the rally if it is just call BERSIH. Sound silly but I would support it if there is no color associated with it. I would support it if it is not visible that the NGOs are being USED or just a facade for the political buayas and rats and biawaks. I would support it if the organizer is seen as able to prevent the hijacking of the cause by the political opportunists.
The biggest challenge of any NGO is hijacking of its cause by politicians and business. In this case it is evident that BERSIH failed to prevent the tainting of its cause.
Politics are not just about yellow or RED. Many Malaysians get involved in NGOs because we are tired with the non stop politicking of every issue. Yet we get a BERSIH which is tainted and “yellowed” with dirty politics.