Bersih 3.0 – As Peaceful As Promised?

Demonstrators thew all kinds of things towards a moving police car and attacking the car. The photo shows demonstrators kicking the car and someone climbed onto the car kicking the windscreen. They then hit the driver and a reporter who tried to help the bleeding policeman. Are they peaceful people?

Today there was a demonstration called Bersih 3.0 in Kuala Lumpur.

(Please click here for more photos and videos of Bersih 3.0).

The organizers said that it was a peaceful demonstration but it was not.

It was very bad, road had to be closed and the demonstrators even overturned a police car.

This is a disaster.

Big demonstrations should not been held in open places in the city.

Why big street demonstrations are bad?

  • It can turn into riot and cause a very big war in the country.

  • People over there including the organisers could get hurt.

  • Scare the tourists and investors.

  • Shop has to be closed.

If you really need to make a big demonstration:

  1. Ask permission from the police.

  2. Follow the police’s instructions.

  3. Do it in a big building such as a stadium like Himpunan Sejuta Umat because it will be much easier to control the crowd and the organisers won’t be disturbing other people.

  4. The organiser must control the crowd and do it peacefully.

Do we want these to happen in Malaysia?

Looters remove items from burning shops at a shopping center on Venice Boulevard during the third day of the Los Angeles Riots in Los Angeles, California in this May 1, 1992, file photo. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the L.A. Riots. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang/Los Angeles Times/Files
A corner shopping center is fully engulfed in flames as it is left burning during the third day of the Los Angeles Riots in Koreatown, Los Angeles, California in this May 1, 1992, file photo. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the L.A. Riots. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang/Los Angeles Times/Files
Armed Korean American volunteers arrive at California market to provide protection during the second night of the Los Angeles Riots in Koreatown, Los Angeles, California in this April 30, 1992, file photo. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the L.A. Riots. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang/Los Angeles Times/Files

Cornelius Pettus, owner of Payless market, throws a bucket of water on the flames at neighboring business Ace Glass during the first night of the Los Angeles Riots in Los Angeles, California in this April 29, 1992, file photo. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the L.A. Riots. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang/Los Angeles Times/Files

 

Author: Ahmad Ali Karim

Blogger. Official Ambassador at Muafakat Pendidikan Johor (MPJ). Former Columnist at Utusan Online.

14 thoughts on “Bersih 3.0 – As Peaceful As Promised?”

  1. Don’t make irresponsible allegations. Malaysians are a peaceful lot. If only the police did their job to stop the few unruly people, instead of joining the trouble-makers and becoming more violent.

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    1. Dear Rakyat malaysia,
      Thank you for writing. Yes, Malaysians are a peaceful lot; that is why it is very sad to see unruly adults, acting violently; there is no fool like an old fool. Adults should behave themselves and show good examples to kids like me even when they are angry. Crime does not pay. The Bersih organisers should stop them from being wild and not leave them like that and let the police to do the hard job. Listen to what Mr Benji Lim said: If they care for their supporters, they will be there for them when they were in danger. They should know that not everyone is good and can behave themselves. If the police are bad, they should not provoke the police and do bad things too; two wrongs don’t make a right.

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