The King … which king? July 8, 2011Posted by maybl8r99 in : Bersih, Malaysia , trackback I feel lazy this morning, ankle still hurts, head still hurts (well it was good beer) and my heart still burns. So I’m just going to collect headlines and arrange them and try to decide on a perception from all this chaos.
Rolling Headlines or tumbleweed – you be the judge
- His Royal Highness grants Datuk Ambiga and team audience
- His Royal Highness “saves the day” by diverting street rallies to bull pens, I mean gladiator pens, er.. stadiums
- The King’s Police (Polis Di Raja Malaysia) chief says All (I’ll add ANY) Bersih rally still illegal – he didn’t get the memo from his boss I guess
- Buses not permitted to operate for Bersih’s cause
- Rais Yatim adjusted His Royal Highness’ decree and says – no independent stadiums, only one stadium for all to convene (no drama, no fun lah)
- Inspector General Of Police wants rally held outside of the Federal Territory
- Deputy PM blames Bersih organisers for lack of integrity and stubborn for wanting to hold rally at the Merdeka stadium
- citing that the rally movement for electoral reform and citizen’s voice to be freely and accurately heard will tarnish the historic stadium which is a national monument to our independence (cabinet mulled that all major stadiums in the Federal Territory is unsuitable)
- saying “the participants can just jump on the bus and come to the rally” – oh, did he not forget that the bus permits were banned?
- Permits still required for other stadiums that the cabinet has yet to decide to say no to yet even when the King said “Hold the rally in a stadium of your choice”.
- Khairy Jamalluddin speaks in tongues – script demanded for it although what he talks against were ordered from his party anyway.
Action speaks louder than words. Oh the headlines are indeed deafening and finally… Mahathir Mohd – says :
I’ve already given up on the paper printed state controlled newspaper – at least from this perspective, I’m not contributing to using green trees to print smut. The elected government seems to stand on it’s ivory tower – even higher than the nation’s monarch, our King. Astonishing… Malaysia, what have we created here?