Saturday, July 9, 2011

Bersih 2.0

As a Malaysian, everyone ought to know what is the meaning of bersih. It means clean. The main objectives of this organisation is really very simple.

1. Clean the electoral roll

2. Reform postal ballot

3. Use of indelible ink

4. Minimum 21 days campaign period

5. Free and fair access to media

6. Strengthen public institution

7. Stop corruption

8. Stop dirty politics 
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The demonstration today(9 July 2011) was meant to be a walk for transparency and democracy in peace. Despite being framed for owning harmful weapons, the people still gathered and marched to voice out their wishes. The Bersih organisation was accused and suspected for planting weapons to be used for the walk. But today, it was clear that it's only mere accusations. 

Today, the people from different races come together as one to demand for only one thing; a clean and fair election. But the government denied their rights to protest. A democratic country denies the people's right to protest ? What a joke. What's sad is, the police tear-gassed the demonstrators and water cannon was used against harmless people. Violence is the way to receive the united nation ? 

All these years, the country has been promoting unity and integrity among the different races in this country. The people in this country made it obvious that unity and humanity exist in Malaysia. Even Malaysians that are currently in foreign countries responded to Bersih's spirit !

After the crowds dispersed peacefully, twitter is exploding with accounts from those who were in the walk with #bersihstories ! Instead of watching the mostly biased news, one should really read up Bersih stories. It tells the world how united Malaysians can be. Helping each other without any hint of racism.

People who have a heart ought to be touched by the unity Malaysians showed. We demand a change for a better country and future. 

For once, I'm proud to be a Malaysian. Proud to say Malaysia Boleh without any hint of sarcasm but with pure joy and pride. And maybe it's time the government should listen to the rakyats not the other way around.

Every Malaysian demands for a united country. A country without dirty politics. A country where integrity among different races are not exploited by the politics. A country without injustice.

For Malaysian ! For democracy and transparency !

Malaysia Boleh !


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