VOXPOP ‘Bersih 3.0 was peaceful - maybe too peaceful for your liking - and you had to take matters into your own hands to make it ugly.'
Rally an attempt to topple government, says PM
Magnus: The short answer to Najib Razak's assertion is that the elected government of a supposedly democratic country that is not, or is not seen or perceived to be, elected freely and fairly by its electorate does not deserve the respect of anyone in the civilised world.
Sorry Mr Prime Minister if that is harsh, but what appears to be the true and fair view or collective perception of a significant proportion of the Malaysian electorate now is that the general elections are rigged against their favour and are rigged instead to work in the favour of certain political parties through the alleged inability of those responsible in the Election Commission (EC) to act independently for the general electorate.
So if you want respect, Mr Prime Minister, why not stop ducking important issues on good governance and help change the current view or perception now held by many within and without Malaysia about the current undemocratic state of affairs in Malaysia?
Queenie: Najib, people do not go toppling governments by taking their wives and kids along. Bersih 3.0 was peaceful - maybe too peaceful for your liking - and you had to take matters into your own hands to make it ugly so that you can blame the protesters for the mayhem.
I am house-bound otherwise I, too, would have gone to join the rally. Today I went through many video clips relating to the rally.
The atmosphere was carnival-like and it was good to see people of various races getting together to deliver the message of Bersih 3.0. I also saw photos of Malaysians overseas in many cities doing their part.
Then I saw clips showing police brutality, of defenceless people getting the crap beaten out of them. There was one chap who was ceaselessly beaten, with the police taking turns to kick and punch him and then being dragged senselessly away.
I then broke down and cried. I am 74 years old - maybe too old to curse anyone - but the pox be on you and former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Anonymous #18452573: How arrogant! It is evident to all rational people and civil society that it is the case of the Umno-BN regime trying to topple the people.
Outdoor ad firms debunk MB's call on NS billboards
Sickos: Negeri Sembilan MB Mohamad Hasan is a typical Umno ‘pirate'. He probably has no more trees to cut, unlike his Sabah counterpart.
Before the BN sun sets, he wants to secure what he can. What an idiotic scheme to steal our money and to make life difficult for the 12 billboard operators who have been building this industry up over many years.
TimsTime: Well, it is not the first time, and it won't be the last time, of such blatant abuse of power to help the cronies. All wanted the cake with icing only. Ask these fellow to take over KTM (Keretapi Tanah Melayu) without government aid and they will flee as if you have leprosy.
Remember Puspakom, Bernas, approved permits (APs) and all the government-linked companies? Concessions are given to who you know and not what you know. How can the country be efficient?
By the way, when Media Prima merged with the other outdoor companies, they also enjoyed the highway billboard concessions and monopoly without tender.
Ferdtan: Mohamad Hassan and other BN folk are singing Abba's song, "Money, Money money, it's a rich man's world'.
Outdoor Advertising Association of Malaysia (OAAM) vice-president Alex Yew, it is nothing personal. If you want money, jump on board the wagon and join MCA or Gerakan, and you can be rich together. Can you see how MCA leaders becoming filty rich in the PKFZ's (Port Klang Free Zone) scandal?
Don't worry, Mr Yew, you help me, I help you. Please don't make trouble for the BN state government as the election is looming.
This is just a small matter, the amount of just a million or two, you should see how much other Umno big boys are getting at the federal level.
Righteous: Instead of looking at reducing or banning billboards altogether, of course the BN can't help but be tempted to get their piece of the pie.
I have said it time and again, it is shameful when bringing visitors into Malaysia to see the great multitude of not just destroyed forests replaced with plantation palm but to have any real view obscured by massive billboards selling God-only-knows what.
Billboards equal rubbish. Why, like the rest of the rubbish in our streets, are they not cleaned up?
Rahmat Ibrahim: Advertisers, you should know that the MB is not going to change his position. By now, money would have gone into pockets here and there.
You only have to show your power. Do not advertise with them. Let them keep their billboards and see who blinks first.
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