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Voices in a BERSIH night

S Thayaparan

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Modified 29 Apr 2012, 2:42 am

I can be loyal and I can be true, but that's for somebody else and it will never be you. You think we're predetermined, but babe you're learning way too slow... - Long Time Ago (Concrete Blondes)

COMMENT It was the night before the Bersih 3.0 storm and I was wandering around Dataran Merdeka attempting to discover (like the many other demonstrations I had attended all these years before) exactly why some Malaysians felt compelled to take their concerns to the streets.

The area was filled with Khairy Jamaluddin's "anomalies" . And by anomalies I mean those souls who rejected the Umno regime's divisive policies and ideologies that sought to imprison them in racial or religious cages.

It seemed that people were not only willing to sit and protest but this night, they were also willing to talk...

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