Bersih 4.0 enters its second day. Illegal as declared by the authority, the defiant (est 150,000) protesters were more 'disciplined' yesterday - no untoward incident, no confrontation with the police as compared to Bersih 2.0 and 3.0
With hundreds of shops closed and traders have to bear heavy losses, and tourists shying away from Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching and other parts of the country, the protest spells disaster to domestic economy.
Soon, Malaysia will be able to match some 'damaged economies' of the world. See the photos below:
We may also end up like this, if you prefer:
The choice is ours...
He said the group would hold a rally to voice its dissatisfaction over Bersih 4 in one or two weeks’ time.
"We will follow the law and have our rally at a suitable venue. We may hold the rally at a stadium," he said, although the group had
earlier made logistic arrangements for the event on Aug 29, including
renting buses to ferry participants.
Jamal also said reports of their supporters being advised to carry parang and other weapons were sensationalised.
"We did not advise anyone to carry weapons, we merely wanted to demonstrate silat techniques. We are being investigated under the Peaceful Assembly Act for
holding that demonstration and I will take full responsibility for it,"
The authority has been 'so soft' in dealing with Bersih and other 'ill-intention' groups, including the secessionists in Sabah and Sarawak.
If they are daring enough to break the law, they must be brave enough to face the consequences!