There is another mega rally dubbed Bersih 4 scheduled to be held from 2pm this Saturday 29 August thru midnight 30 August. Gauging from the donation response exceeding RM1.5m and a sell out of 35,000 t-shirts, many people expect this to be an awesome turnout of the rakyat.
Certainly, the Police is saying and behaving in the most predictable way declaring Bersih illegal, setting up road blocks and threatening potential protestors of the strong arm of the law, all repeated in each past Bersih rally.
There will also be sister rallies across Malaysia and around the world. Thus will garner global attention possibly over reputable media like BBC and CNN.
No, the PM will not step down, and that’s for sure. There is no such expectation either.
This rally appears to want to show the Government that the people are utterly angry, frustrated and disappointed with the leadership of the PM. This is not new news to him obviously but will be new to Malaysians standing up to be heard.
So, is the rally going to be peaceful? Absolutely.
Will there be troublemakers? Possibly. So bring out your phones and take videos and pictures for the world to see them.
Will the Police take drastic actions? Maybe, if they are so instructed and badly provoked. Again, take videos and pictures.
Will there be confrontation with the Police? Hopefully not this time. Really will depend on them.
Why are Malaysians joining this rally? In hope to change the situation that the Government must listen to the angry but peaceful Malaysians making the point to be heard for a better leadership to create a better future for the next generation. It’s for all Malaysians.
And so the song goes.
Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!
Will you join in our crusade?
Who will be strong and stand with me?
Beyond the barricade
Is there a world you long to see?
Then join in the fight
That will give you the right to be free!