HINDRAF, Hindu Rights Action Force, was clearly a big name these few days. If you haven't heard of them, shame on you. If you've only heard bad things about them, more shame on you!
I don't usually blog about politics as I believe the Bapak Blogger Malaysia has done enough coverage with that. Not to mention Raja Petra and MalaysiaKini have already done marvelous jobs in explaining the real situation about our country's politics to the citizens of the cyberworld. Unfortunately not everyone is interested in politics especially young ones around my age since they think that it has nothing to do with them which is of course is a wrong assumption.
Okay, so let's begin with the facts our mainstream media presented to us. Rallies and demonstrations are illegal. But according to our Federal Constitution, we all have the rights to assemble. Contradictory? Yes, thanks to the law made by our ruling party due to 50 years of 2/3 majority (the right to make and pass any laws they want). Fine with that, so BERSIH and HINDRAF was illegal. And the mainstream media goes on talking about how these rallies generates fear and bad reputation towards the nation and affecting the economy.
So let's sit around and think for awhile, if our country is really this peaceful and alright, will there be such huge participation from the rakyat towards these rallies protesting towards the ruling government of unfairness in terms of electoral board and racial equity treatment? You gotta be kidding me if you say they country is fine. Even those from the ruling party knows it's not fine, but since they're making heaps of money from government projects, hey, I won't complain too!
Plenty of blogs over the Internet have covered BERSIH for the past few weeks, HINDRAF on the other hand is getting less coverage than it should be. Let's see some photographs courtesy of Jeff Ooi of what the FRU (Federal Reserve Unit) and Police did to people who intended to join the rally from Batu Caves the night before.
A lot of Indians from all over the country tried to make it into the capital city by Sunday. Some stopped at Batu Caves, seeking shelter for the night before joining the rally the next day. Unfortunately, road blocks were set everywhere and there were even Police and FRU all over Batu Caves too. What do they plan to do? Let's check out from the following pictures.
Our brave Indian friends brought posters of the late Mahatma Gandhi, a true inspiring hero that fought for democracy, the real freedom for people instead of what we are getting in Malaysia with controlled media and biased reporting. They stand together to show the world that they are asking for their rights.
And look where our tax money goes to? Apparently they are being used to pay for the Police and FRU to stop the freedom of speech and expression from our brave Indian friends. They were pushed back into the temple compound by chain of shields from the FRU.
The gates of the temple were then locked. The 'free' people of Malaysia are locked in by FRU and the Police as if they were imprisoned. A mockery of religious places? Wait till you see the next picture.
They freaking fired water cannons into a temple!!! Talk about humanity! Is this what our government do to the people? Democracy? Equity of rights and opportunities? Religion free country? What sensitivity do you show to others when you spray water with chemicals into a worship ground filled with people!
These are only parts and pieces of violent showed by our Police and FRU towards oppositions to the ruling party. Tear gas and water cannons were used repeatedly to attack peaceful rallies. Of course, when it comes to rallies, any rally made by non-ruling government component parties are deemed illegal and force are used to disperse them. When Khairy Jamaludin ( for those who have no idea who this is, you better do research as this is the 2nd most influential person in the country aside from our PM) held a rally to submit a memorandum to Condoleezza Rice protesting about the attack on Palestine, the mainstream media portrayed him as a hero and there weren't even much action trying to disperse them. Wow, equal opportunity~ How nice~
Click play to see how The Star (owned by MCA) made a hero out of him
Now some of us might wonder, what have we do to deserve living in such a country? The answer is what did we not do. Make sure you vote wisely for the next General Election and go through your facts well. Don't listen to me just cuz I've a bunch of pictures. Seek worthwhile information rather than what's serve to you on the plate by mainstream media.
And yes, I do question where is the love these days. Don't you?
P.S. Bravo to Mahendran, my ex-roommate for participating in the rally. Your balls will be noted in my blog.
Proud to be Malaysian,
Not proud to be ruled by BN,