This Sunday there'll be another protest, a combined one against the rise in oil price and electricity tariffs. The organiser hopes there will be 2000 participants, scheduled for 10 a.m. outside Petronas Twin Towers.
The usual suspects will be there - the Opposition and NGOs. Their leaders will (hope to) be giving speeches while a group of youths will perform a sketch. PAS, PKR, and DAP will be the political parties represented.
When observers suggested that the turnout may be less than expected because of the inevitable police suppression, PAS deputy president, Hatta said: “The number of people who turn up do not necessarily reflect the real situation. People are angry, the protests are to remind them of the fuel hike and ultimately the people will make a choice like in the Sarawak election.”
We may expect the government to be more twitchy about PAS and PKR because of the very political-minded Malay constituency. The Chinese will be represented solely by Tian of PKR, who is a bit of a wannabe martyr, while the general community stays at home to play mahjong and p'ah-kow (cards) because they no longer care. The Indians, except for MIC top dogs, will be busy trying to scrap something together to survive.
While I have been supportive of the oil price hike as an inevitable and natural event, I have been appalled by the government's continuing waste and profligate spending - as in the Everest 2007 project. The Abdullah Badawi government should tighten its own belt before it dares tell the poor to "change their lifestyles".
“The number of people who turn up do not necessarily reflect the real situation. People are angry, the protests are to remind them of the fuel hike...”ReplyDelete
Let's play a sort of word game; i.e. let's substitute some of the words in that quote from the PAS Deputy President.
“The number of people who actually protest against a movie do not necessarily reflect the real situation. People are angry, the protests are to remind them of history and the threat of communism...”
I lurve rhetoric-mongers. They are amusing in their own little way.
sounds like a good game. how about:ReplyDelete
“The number of people who actually voted for BN do not necessarily reflect the real situation. People are angry, the protests are to remind them of history and the threat of racism ...”
All this dissatisfaction should see a change in 2008.ReplyDelete
If the Bloody Nuts return to power in the next GE, Malaysians are really the jackasses of South East Asia.
No one should open up their mouths anymore to protest o complain and they should just grease themselves up to be screwed by Badawi and Najib's gang of thieves.
Even former Iron Hand Dr.M can't take anymore of this BS that the present regime is thrashing out.
The Opposition are just a loose bunch of egoistical maniacs just the same , each with a vision of greatness and vying for the Premiership but not willing to co-operate or join forces!
What alternative government can we ever hope for?
We who are fed up of BN have no viable alternative to vote for!
Damn...looks like we are screwed for life!
KTemoc, why don't you form a party?
I'll vote for you! :D
Thanks for your confidence - but instead of forming a political party I'll blog on your concerns.ReplyDelete