When 500,000 Umno members wanted to hold a peaceful rally at the Merdeka Stadium on November 1, 1987, the police denied them the permit. And so, they had to jettison the plan which was meant to show undivided support towards the government.
But Bersih is given the Shah Alam Stadium (here) to hold their rally - to show their displeasure towards the government, in particular the Election Commissin which they accused of being bias.
Why must we allow them to use a stadium? What is so grand about this Bersih? And what prompted the government to offer such a place when no police permit would be issued to the anti-govt movement?
What is the guarantee that - if 300,000 people join the July 9 rally - Bersih supporters would behave in and out of the stadium?
Another thing - why is the government so open to offer a 'meeting' with Bersih 2.0 leaders? Scared, perhaps! If the Prime Minister accepts them, this will reflect how weak our administration is, and thus gives the indication that Putrajaya is recognising the organisation.
What is this? We are actually bowing out to Bersih's demand. First, they went to see Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong, next to meet up with Najib, and last but not least will undermine BN leaders.
So, better dont allow them any stadium. Let them march in the strees and let the police do the necessary should they fail to behave.
After the statements from Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Bersih should call off the rally, and not detouring it!