When Bersih 2.0 just launched, I don't get the true message, I don't know what is it for. Until when 709 is drawing nearer and nearer, and I read more news on Bersih 2.0, that is when I started to realize the real purpose. It's for a clean and fair election, it's for a good cause, it's something that no sound mind would say NO. But, why is the government saying that it's illegal ? We just want to have a PEACEFUL rally to bring the message, we're not gonna harm anyone. Why are we not allowed to do so ? Where's our freedom of speech? WHY ISA? So, is the government guilty ? therefore the ban ?
A week before 709, I was having lunch at a coffee shop in setapak, it was a Sunday afternoon. There was this auntie who came to my table and handed me a leaflet.
leaflet she handed to me
She told me to "wear yellow", only 2 words, but looking at her I was already touched, in my heart I was longing to talk to her, to know more. But I did not say anything and she had already walked to other tables, distributing the leaflet. Deep down, I was afraid that the police might arrest her because she's wearing yellow and another side of me admired her for being so brave.
credits to that person who took this wonderful picture
My sense proved me right when I first saw this picture in facebook after 709. My heart cringed. my eyes teared looking at this picture. She ought to have a page for herself. She ought to earn respect of ALL Malaysians. Though old, she's braver than most of us who're younger, who have more strength. And they're many more who should earn our respect. I'm ashamed.
So for the whole week, I was in dilemma, thinking whether to join the rally. Till the day before, I called my parents and told them about the rally, all they said is "you eat full too free ah? crazy ah?". Not because they don't support Bersih 2.0. All because they're not sure what's really happening. They only have newspaper and TV, which are under the influence of government. I bet not only them, many who are not active on social media still do not know what's happening.
AND All I did was to change into yellow and took this picture to use it as my profile picture to show my support
so much of a bimbo
On 709, I'd been on the internet all the while, following live updates and the fire in my heart's burning HOT. The more I saw the more I felt like joining, but it was too late. They already dispersed. I hated myself for not being brave enough. I called my parents and told them how I regret not joining the rally. I was really SO sad. By reading the updates, I can already feel how united people are, touched by how all races helped each other. 1Malaysia? I tell you, 1Malaysia is another bullshit from HIM. Before 1Malaysia, we don't even feel so much of a racial problem, you come out with 1Malaysia and ask us to be united. We're ALREADY united in the 1st place, YOU and YOUR allies created racial issues. Isn't it clear? People in the rally didn't shout 1Malaysia but? Hidup Rakyat! because we don't need to, we, The Rakyats are one!
After #bersihstories, I know newspaper that's suppose to report news are all bullshit. Imagine those who only read newspaper and watch tv, they will be duped into believing that government is all good and the rally is for a bad cause. I explained to my parents and told them some #bersihstories, and I know they would have supported me.
#bersihstories, most powerful hashtag ever, because, before this, I've always thought of migrating away, but NOW, I see HOPE, we need to stay for a CHANGE. READ #bersihstories.
WATCH THIS! and CRY!
Where is the love? still sad-ing over the footage T___________T