Observing the Bersih rally

Yeo Yang Poh

Modified 29 Jan 2008, 10:21 am

The Bar Council organised some 40 lawyers to observe the Bersih rally last Saturday and to provide legal assistance if needed. I was one of the observers.

Driving from Johor Bahru, I arrived at Sungai Besi at about 10 am. I was then caught in a 6km crawl that took me one-and-a-half hours. It was due to a roadblock set up by the police. As I inched towards the roadblock, I observed that no car was being stopped or questioned (for the duration when I was there). The only outcome, as far as I could see, was that traffic was slowed down to a turtle's pace, causing a massive jam. I wondered what the real purpose of the roadblock was.

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