112 rally a truly 'Hari Ini Dalam Sejarah' day
YOURSAY 'Clearly Malaysians are demanding changes that will empower and give them control over the country's resources rather than to be fed a pittance.'
Jean Pierre: There will be other street processions, there will be other political gatherings, there will be mammoth protests, but this one is the mother of them all. This is a defining moment for Malaysia's future. This is it.
Guna Otak Sikit: This is an historic day - a ‘Hari Ini Dalam Sejarah' day. The rakyat are standing up to a government.
Remember the deaths of Ahmad Sarbaini, A Kugan, Aminulrasyid Amzah, Teoh Beng Hock, Altantuya Shaariibuu, the corruption of the Scorpene submarines, Bank Bumiputera, the cincins and the Birkins, the RM40 million Sabah case, the National Feedlot Corporation, Puspahanas, the illicit outflow of funds, the cheapskate weddings using the rakyat's money, the Election Commission (EC) behaving like an Umno division, the endless tolls, the poor quality cars on the roads, the Automated ‘Enrichment Scandal' (AES), the piratisation of the country's assets (ports, postal service, highways, water, sewerage service, power), and the misuse of Petronas funds to bail out individuals, etc.
Endless list of scandals. This is the day of the rakyat's power.
Clever voter: This rare gathering tells you the underlying feelings of the people. It also reflects the maturity of all ethnic groups in this country.
Sadly this contrasts with the corrupt rulers who are insistent that everything is all right, and dishing out goodies that don't belong to them and treating the people as if they need charity.
Clearly Malaysians are demanding changes that will empower and give them control over the country's resources rather than to be fed a pittance while a small minority enjoys their decadent lifestyle.
Wanderer: Have the winds of change finally arrived? Allah willing. The colours of the rainbow, you look so pretty. I love you.
Happily writing: There were crowds on the football field and in all areas of Stadium Merdeka. PAS' Unit Amal members had to control the crowd to avoid a stampede. The seating space was full to the brim.
Many were left outside the stadium, unable to get in. It looks like 100,000 was probably an understatement. There were many tens of thousands still outside.
Betteroutcome: Today is a good reminder that Malaysia belongs to all its citizens and that the government is of the people, by the people and for the people.
Rakyat, send a reminder to all aspiring politicians that they are duly elected servants of the people and not Yang Berhormat masters.
3rdEye: I participated in Bersih 2.0 and Bersih 3.0 but stayed at home yesterday although I was very free. Why? I felt Pakatan has to get their act right. They must not abuse the goodwill of the rakyat like the BN has all this while.
They must not think that we hate BN means that we have to love Pakatan blindly. I love Nurul Izzah Anwar, Rafizi Ramli, Tony Pua and Mohamad Sabu, but I dislike Azmin Ali and the Ngeh cousins.
Basically, I feel that for the KL112 rally, they have not put in enough effort and expect great success. I don't want to help breed such a culture.
Justice Kini: Most of the rakyat know that Stadium Merdeka can only cater for 30,000. Many had stayed away knowing that there's no space even for sitting or standing.
To have more then 100,000 is a great success. Let Umno-BN be well aware that corruption, cronyism and abuse of power never lasts. Give a penny to the rakyat but the so-called top brass take billions.
CiViC: Bernama, Utusan Malaysia and The Star headlines: ‘Disappointing turnout at People's Uprising', ‘Mere hundreds attend, businesses and traffic badly affected', ‘PM expresses regret but thanks police for being professional' and ‘Yet another BN promise fulfilled'.
Louis: The organisers of the rally should be commended and congratulated. Such a big turnout and yet it went off peacefully. What does this prove?
It simply goes on to show that the opposition supporters are peace-loving people. All these while it is the powers-that-be who have denied hem the right to gather peacefully on the assumption that they will create chaos.
Fire_rock: Well done. I am in Shanghai and I monitored the event live. I may not be in KL but I was there spiritually.
Freemsia: I was at the rally and entered the stadium at about 1pm. At about 2.30pm, the stadium and the field were jam-packed.
Truly, I am proud to be part of this historic event. This is my second rally after Bersih 3.0 and I am really glad that there were no untoward incidents and no abuse by the police force.
The rakyat have spoken and the government has no choice but to heed the rakyat's demand for the right to rally peacefully. March we can! March we will!
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