Just a hype. When the day came, nothing actually happened. No slippers... just a few anti-Blair banners and placards. It was really anti-climax!
Nope, I wasnt there as I had to attend a function. But I kept track via SMS and few calls to friends who were part of the anti-Blair campaign at the Sunway Convention Centre yesterday morning. Not many Perkasa members attended. Others were university students and NGO members (read here).
What happened? After so much excitement about the demo, it was suddenly reduced from a public rally to a small assembly. I was hoping to see at last 1,000 people based on the response and publicity on blogs and other media.
Poorly organised is perhaps the right word. What could had happened was some parties wanted to claim credit as the main organiser for the rally. I remember what took place when we rallied at the Australian High Commission in February... do you?
And finally, Blair the Liar emerged the winner. Also, organiser Success Resources of Singapore which made good bucks out of it. The former British premier is also paid handsomely for the talks.
Another reason, maybe, is the price of slippers suddenly soared after retailers heard about the 'Thousands Slippers' story. The organisers just couldnt afford it!