Yellow rain coat - checkedIt's not a war between races... It's a battle between the classes...
Yellow T-Shirt - checked
Bersih Brain? - errr, what's that?
Look, this is a protest not a parade, you don't join a protest without knowing the cause.
A very intelligent friend of mine, an environmental engineer, who actually work as one and not succumb to sales engineer quoted the above statement.
I couldn't agree more with what he said about the battle between classes! It's much about the battle between the informed vs unaware. Education play a very very important role in creating a fair and peaceful democratic system, one that we call, the government of the people. The difference between the classes are still great, and I wonder how we arrive at 91.9 literacy rate (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_literacy_rate) looking at the situation.
Aside from education, it's also about the reliance towards the government. Any corporations, living quarters or work force, directly affected by any change in the government in power will hope that things remain the same. Even private small and medium business owners have the same kind of mentality, although to a lesser degree, because all they hope for is to make a living, and don't really care who's in power anyway.
Politic is a dirty playground, in every corner of the world. The underlying reason is in the lying, not under. It's the inherent flaw of human for us to be deceived, how else could we explain the increasing importance of branding if such is not thee case? Season politician are often cunning linguist anyway.
How could a wakil rakyat not be staying in the are that he mengwakili? How can one serve the people that he doesn't even live with? Do we still know the people among our neighborhood for us to recommend someone who can really speak for the majority of the neighborhood? If wakil rakyat are home grown wakil, can the wakil-wakil from the more secluded, illiterate, technologically backward part of Malaysia to farily represent their area when they are up against the urban people who have easier access to information? These are but the tip of the iceberg, but are we really doing what we can to help our country or are we just talking for the sake of creating awareness? How are we helping our country to achieve One Malaysia, or it has always been One Malaysia for the rakyat, just not in the politician eyes?
Kudos to those who are joining the rally, what you're doing is playing an important part in the history of Malaysia, it's beyond me to comment if it's right or wrong. So if you're serious about joining the rally, please make sure that you know what you're protesting for.
- Clean the electoral roll
- Reform postal ballot
- Use of indelible ink
- Minimum 21 days campaign period
- Free and fair access to media
- Strengthen public institutions
- Stop corruption
- Stop dirty politics
For a more detailed explanation about the demands, do visit the Bersih 2.0 official website.