Friday, April 27, 2012

Bersih 3.0 Is Only Hours Away!

The Bersih 3.0 duduk bantah (sit-in) scheduled to be held at Dataran Merdeka to call for a clean and fair electoral process and a clean electoral roll for free and fair elections is upon us!

It is only hours away from 2 pm, 28 April.

Will you be there?

For the current demands of Bersih 3.0 click here. For Bersih's original eight demands (which still form the substratum of Bersih 3.0) click here.

These are reasonable demands which every Malaysian would support for a clean and fair electoral process and a clean electoral roll for free and fair elections except those who have vested interests and do not want free and fair elections.

So, why is the government so afraid of Bersih 3.0?

After all, Home Minister Hishamuddin himself had dismissed the proposed Bersih 3.0 sit-in at Dataran Merdeka as having no traction at all.

Then why has city hall denied Bersh 3.0 the use of Dataran Merdeka, giving crap excuses that the venue is only meant for the staging of national (?) and not private events.

Why has it even decided to lock down Dataran Merdeka for 48 hours so that effectively Bersih 3.0 will be denied the use of the venue?

And if the rumour that the police have obtained a court order to prevent the use of Dataran Merdeka for a rally is true, than this is very strange for Hishamuddin is their boss, being the Home Minister in charge of the police. Now, if the rumour is true then the question is whether Hishamuddin is in charge or not or whether it is all just a wayang kulit (shadow play) as many Malaysians suspect.

The good cop and bad cop sandiwara (theatre).

And in a move reminiscent of last year when the Najib administration decided at the last minute to allow the Bersih 2.0 rally the use of Stadium Merdeka (which was eventually denied anyway!), now  too the authorities have decided to offer Bersih 3.0 the use of the same stadium, which of course the Bersih 3.0 organisers should wisely reject.

But despite the Najib administration's hard approach to the Bersih 2.0 rally last year including a virtual lock down of the federal capital and a huge police presence, the rally went ahead successfully

Now, tell me why the Najib administration is so afraid of a rally calling for free and fair elections?

Does the Najib administration have something to hide? More specifically, is the ruling Barisan coalition (with Umno as their taiko) not comfortable with a clean and fair electoral process and a clean  electoral roll for free and fair elections?

Is the current electoral process and the electoral roll which many Malaysians believe is populated with phantom voters and some foreigners granted instant citizenship with voting right heavily and unfairly skewed in their favour?

IN OTHER WORDS is the current electoral process and electoral roll not clean and fair?!

Have the electorate been taken for a ride all these years?

NB: Just the way constituencies were drawn up and weighted is a great cause of concern to the concept of one man one vote.

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