'We salute you for your standing up for free and fair elections. It is a basic need. Without it, we might as well abolish elections.'
KLSCAH hoists banner in solidarity with Bersih
Fellow Malaysian: Thanks for the terrific support from the KL-Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall. When it matters most and more importantly, to lend a voice to political parties and NGOs in defending democracy, justice, freedom and integrity, KLSCAH has always been there.
Each of us concerned citizens ought to contribute and create further awareness among Malaysians. Let us all continue to give credence to this just case.
Tailek: KLSCAH have got guts to stand up for what they believe, while there is not a squeak from MCA and Gerakan leaders. Shame on the two parties. No wonder they have lost all respect from the Chinese voters.
Lexicon: Thanks, KLSCAH, for taking this step, and for standing up for issues of universal concern. KLSCAH's actions show it cares for all Malaysians, and is free of the racial blinkers common among the pathetic Umno and BN politicians.
Ghkok: KLSCAH, the rakyat of Malaysia salute you for your courage and defiance in standing up for the principle of free and fair elections.
It is a fundamental requirement for any functioning democracy and the bedrock of a successful country. It is like rice, water and electricity. It is a basic need.
Without it, we might as well abolish elections. Without it, the tyrants will rule forever, the corrupt remain in power, the poor get poorer and the rich get richer, the despotic regime continues to abuse, oppress, suppress, repress, the country decays, the rakyat become more and more miserable.
KLSCAH, we stand together with you and the millions of other Malaysians in this walk to save Malaysia.
JINGGY: Yes, all Malaysians from all over Malaysia should come out to support the Bersih rally on July 9 - the call of democracy and the right to decide our own future. The police force, which is fed by taxpayers' money, should safeguard the people's interests.
Samikannu: If the Indian Chamber of Commerce do not want to participate in the Bersih 2.0 march on July 9, then I and a huge number of members will throw away our membership.
'Women activists assaulted by police'
Avatar1: PSM have certainly become the underdog of the Bersih campaign. The police can't go for other opposition parties and have conveniently targeted PSM to scare the opposition.
It really tickles me to see that PSM activists have been labelled as communists out to topple the federal government. What a joke indeed.
Even China with its communist ideology has toned down and is concentrating on building its economic power. But here, we have no other reason than accusing one another anti-Islam, communist, etc.
Maybe the time is coming close for BN to die and that's why they are doing all this atrocities to the very people who voted them in.
Masu Otaku: And Hindraf still won't support Bersih 2.0? *slaps forehead*
House speaker: Cops did not ask for permission
Hohenstaufen: Among the oldest of democratic principles: the police are obliged to respect the autonomy of Parliament. They may not molest or intrude uninvited upon members of Parliament.
See the Ferrers case (Where members of the House of Commons released one of its own, George Ferrers, by dispatching their Serjeant at Arms and claiming that his mace was sufficient authority to secure release.)
Tan Teng Wah: Did the IGP forgot entirely what he learned from the law school? Or he just couldn't care less when he flexes his muscle. From the way he talks, he is no less arrogant than his predecessor.
Dark Archon: Actually, I'm not surprise at all that PDRM guys, as law enforcers, know very little about Malaysian laws. The only law they enforce is Umno's law.
Two Perak assembly reps, 12 others detained
Lim Chong Leong: The road to democratic freedom is long and arduous and the fight against oppression, corruption and tyranny is hard. But that road must be taken and the fight absolutely necessary.
Henry Hock: Police, these representatives - Jalong assemblyperson Leong Mei Ming and Teja assemblyperson Chang Lih Kang - were voted by us and they represent the rakyat.
In democratic countries, even the king cannot overrule the wishes of the citizens. For goodness' sake, at least squeeze some brain cells in your brain to think.
Sarajun Hoda: I think all Bersih supporters should give themselves up peacefully at the nearest police station. On the march day, if they cannot walk to the palace to give the free and fair elections memo to Agong, they may as well walk to the police stations instead and voluntarily give themselves up.
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