I would like to know; what was the total cost of conducting Human Rights Commission's (Suhakam) inquiry into the Bersih 3.0 rally on April 28 last year.
The result of the inquiry and the recommendations that came along with it are things the whole world has already known.
Well, except for the police force and the ministry that is supposedly tasked to supervise the force i.e. the Home Ministry.
Given our national debt level, the savings however small (of not having the inquiry), could have been more beneficially spent.
What Suhakam did was merely to reconfirm (as if it was needed) the indisputable proof of brutality that were easily and readily accessible via tens (if not hundreds) of uploaded videos of the scenes of that fateful day.
We need not have spent a single sen to confirm these videos.
In fact it would appear as if Suhakam was merely trying to justify its existence!
Notwithstanding, we are now anxious to find out what will be the outcome of such a well-written (and I suspect well-bound) report.
Frankly, I am not holding my breath. As was proven through Bersih 1, Bersih 2, the Hindraf rally and all the Reformasi rallies that preceded them, my take is; there will be no further action.
If at all, the point that had been nakedly exposed, is the stark absence of any political will to listen to the people.
Compound that to the refusal to at least listen to the demands for a clean and fair election, and there is only one deduction.
That is, the people in power are in the absolute arrogant mode.
That the only solution would be to bring them back to the ground. That power indeed, is in our hands, the people!
Vote wisely. Vote for change.