Thursday, July 7, 2011

Bersih are cowards hiding behind the democracy call

Bersih calls off street rally and accepts stadium offer

KUALA LUMPUR: The organisers of the Bersih 2.0 rally have called off the street demonstration planned for this Saturday.

The rally will be held in a stadium instead, said Bersih steering committee chairman Datuk S. Ambiga yesterday.

“We have accepted the Government's offer to hold the rally in a stadium and we will work with them now (in regards to the choice of stadium).

“The rally on the street will not take place,” she said after having an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin at Istana Negara earlier.

She was accompanied by Bersih steering committee member Zaid Kamaruddin and national laureate Datuk A. Samad Said.

Ambiga described her brief audience with Tuanku Mizan as “a wonderful meeting and we were most grateful to the King”.

On Sunday, Tuanku Mizan made known his thoughts on the rally, saying that street demonstrations would bring more bad than good to the country.

Ambiga agreed that the move to hold the rally in a stadium was the best compromise in light of the King's advice.

“Under the circumstances, this is the best way we can do that,” she added.

On details of the stadium rally, Ambiga declined to elaborate, adding that more information would be released soon.

Bersih steering committee member Maria Chin Abdullah asked police to release all those arrested under the Emergency Ordinance for supporting the rally.

She added that police should stop arresting and harassing the supporters since Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had offered a stadium for the rally to be held.

Taken from The Star

The first question is that if the participants in the Bersih rally this Saturday is not looking for trouble, why did the police found Molotov cocktails, firecracker balls, ball-bearings and sharp weapons as well as face masks, Bersih T-shirts and yellow and red-coloured bandannas?

A peaceful demonstration surely does not need home made bombs or cleaver in which could be used as weapons to hurt others in Perkasa or Patriot or even the police or the military personnel.

This proves that the participants or the organisers had beforehand planned to create chaos in the country by bringing weapons to hurt others in the illegal rally.

Surely if they started to throw the Molotov cocktails, firecracker balls and ball-bearings at the police or the military personnel, they have a right to defend themselves and stop the mob from their hooliganism.

If they want to act like hooligans, then they should be treated like hooligans and should be beaten up real good to give them a lesson for breaking the law of the country.


  1. kalau zaman purba kala dah kena pancung dah penderhaka penderhaka ni......

  2. Ms Pearl. Betul. Patutnya adalah parang terbang mencari mangsa.


    ellow has always been associated with treachery, cowardice, jealousy, and inconsistency. The medieval star of yellow color branded the Jews as having betrayed Jesus, the medieval yellow star was even continued by the Nazis. Also, Judas Iscariot (one of the most well-known traitors) is usually portrayed in medieval times wearing yellow garments.

    In France, the doors of traitor’s houses are painted with bright yellow. Meanwhile, in Spain, Inquisition victims were forced to wear yellow as a symbol of treason and heresy. In America during the 1800’s, there was a popular expression “yellow-dog” to describe anything that was worthless. Even today, the color yellow is strongly associated with negative things.
    For example, there is an expression “yellow-bellied coward” that persists in modern times. The combination of connotations associated with yellow (cowardice, treason) and the guts (heroism, stamina, grit) is apparent. A person with guts is known to have courage which leads to heroism. By associating yellow with the gut, the term “yellow-bellied coward” became a way of saying that a person lacks courage.

    But why the seemingly strong dislike for the color yellow? Well, there are actually many theories. For example, in the 1890’s, Asians were seen as a “threat” and yellow was used to imply deceit. However, it is highly unlikely that the origin of using yellow to imply negative characteristics have racist undertones. The more likely source is the medieval medical belief that there are four humors (bodily fluids) within the human body.

    The fluids are said to determine the mental and physical condition of a patient. If they are out of balance, they either got physically sick or mentally ill. The four fluids consisted of blood, black bile, the yellow bile, and the phlegm. The yellow bile can make you irascible, choleric, and sick. In addition, cholera (one of the most feared disease at the time) has a symptom wherein the person has yellowish diarrhea. It is easy to make the connection between yellow and inconsistency since then.

    Other uses of the yellow color include using it as the symbol of quarantine. Victims of the yellow fever were isolated as not to contaminate the rest of the population. Also, there was a time of “yellow journalism” in 1895 wherein newspapers used sensationalism to attract readers. It is ironic the yellow, the color that is literally associated with everything cheerful (the sun, nature, flowers, etc) has become so negative especially if it is used metaphorically.

  4. Bro/Sis Anon 9:54 PM. Isn't yellow the colour of the t-shirt that the gay movement wore in their parade to uphold gays?


Say whatever that is on your mind. Heck! This is a free country after all. If the racists Chinese can swear at the Malays as much as they want, we can do that as well.

However, I will not be held responsible to whatever that you have to say. The comment is solely the private opinion of the author.