April 28th 2012 will go down in history as Malaysia’s first uprising since UMNO/BN helmed the country. An all time event for Malaysia, the largest turn-out any ocassion. An estimated 300,000 people (600,000 worldwide) took to the streets of Kuala Lumpur to pass the power crazy government a message; that their time is up.
I enjoyed the march with thousands from KTM KL station to Lebuh Ampang. It was a festive atmosphere, like it was ‘Independence Day’ all over again. Police helicopters were flying low and every road leading to the ‘Dataran’ was blocked by Police in armed chain.
I surveyed the crowed samples after samples from Lebuh Pasar, J. Medan Pasar, Lebuh Ampang, Jalan Benteng, J. Tun Perak was filled with thousands of people, as if a World Cup soccer match is about to kick-off at “Stadium Dataran”. Each time I got an estimated 300,000 people in just these areas. The real reason why everyone was there is to “kick-off” Barisan Nasional from power.
I did not get to take crowd samples at J. Melaka, J. Melayu, J. Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Lorong Gombak, J. Raja Laut, Lebuh Pudu, J. Tun Tan Cheng Lock and J. Sultan Hishamuddin - where easily there could be another 300,000 people gathered there. Still this does not include the gatherings in other towns and states which when totaled should be around 600,000.
We heard news that some 25,000 young brave youth had breached the barricade, received assaults tear-gas trying to occupy Dataran. I could not see as I was blocked out amongst some 100,000 supporters along Lebuh Ampang.
In another area, a Police car rammed down 3 people. Angered supporters was reported to have damaged and turned turtle the Police car. They (the Police) can only intimidate us so much. When we retaliate (if we want to), we could have hand-cuffed them with their own %^&* cable-ties.
All in all, it was the greatest showing. Well done Malaysians, with the exception of “Occupy Dataran” it was near “Tahrir Square”. But be prepared, the government controlled media will report something else, more lies and deception.
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On Sunday April 29th 2012, HBO Malaysia airs two programmes back to back. The first was the “Inside Job” and followed by “Too Big to Fail”. A day after an uprising in the city capital, someone decides to leak the deceptions of governments. As the saying goes, if United States sneezes, the rest of the world will catch a cold and the timing to air these were just perfect. Unfortunately I can’t subscribe to the theme of the second movie that portrait the banksters as heroes in saving the economy. As a matter of fact, they should be arrested and charged for fooling around with people’s lives.
Likewise, with the election around the corner the lootings of the likely outgoing government need to be exposed. Contracts after contracts are being signed out in a hurry with corporate cronies that will take care of the livelihood of the 1% for the next 10 years. Setting up yet another trap with sweet talks to suppress the 99% to bare the debts.
The much anticipated mass arrest speculated in cyberspace better come now, before things are signed and sealed amongst these goons. During the ‘Occupy Dataran’ rally on Saturday, a guesstimated 600,000 people took to the streets nationwide. The crowed from 12 main roads leading to ‘Dataran’ (Lebuh Pasar, J. Medan Pasar, Lebuh Ampang, Jalan Benteng, J. Tun Perak, J. Melaka, J. Melayu, J. Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Lorong Gombak, J. Raja Laut, Lebuh Pudu, J. Tun Tan Cheng Lock and J. Sultan Hishamuddin) alone could have totaled 300,000.