posted on Jul, 10 2011 @ 10:45 AM
reply to post by IkNOwSTuff
Yes, I've heard about the protest at the start of the week before the protests started, but I can't really say that I know ALOT about the protest as
I was really busy with my exams like I said in a post before, it really got my attention when we were banned from joining the protest from an
announcement in school.
I've actually gotten used (not to the point of being submissive)(I still try to be aware of things) to the almost totalitarian control over political
activities in Malaysia that I'd wouldn't bother that much about it as it gets suppressed as soon as its planned and I didn't really read into the
protest until they did that move on us students and by blockading all roads leading to the protest which was in no way intended to be violent or
supporting any illegal causes.
So I'll be keeping myself updated with my friends and family all around Malaysia in the next few weeks just to see if any new knowledge turns out as
I think all that can be know is already on this thread or available over here at the Bersih website.
I've also heard rumors about other countries funding our protests to topple our government so that something to the extent of what it looks now in
Libya. This is just a rumor and I cannot confirm if it's true or not.
Me? I feel that this protest if done right is not in any way wrong, because what we want is a more transparent voting system. And honestly in my
opinion I feel that the current political system is flawed, we don't actually really get to elect who we really want to run this country. I fear of
talking too much as I have a feeling that we are being monitored in our internet activities.
I was really concerned, because is this what our country really is? Where they claim to provide freedom of speech (to a certain extent but this is not
freedom at all) where they disallow any mass protest of sorts? What happens next? I can't just leave this country, my family and friends are here, I
cannot afford to migrate to another country as of now. What if the protests escalates into something worse? If the government doesn't give in, what
if it escalates into an oust by the people? Will be another second Egypt? Where right now I don't think everything's going smoothly for them, what
will happen to my grandparents who are in their golden years and what if their bodies cannot handle the stress of a country in anarchy?
I'm really concerned, but then again if nothing happens, are we going to just continue on the worsening road of the violation of our rights? What
happens 10 years on? Are we going to transform into a police state? I don't know...
Sorry for the wall of text :\