While googling for news, this statement appeared. "It's our padang and we've the right to use it."
One can read the Malaysiakini YOUR SAY discussion here. and try to give your opinion. The keyword is try because they do not welcome opposing views. It is heavily censured and only selective opinion released.
Naturally it is only their opinion that get released and opposing opinion will be released once the cyber troopers have ready an answer.
On Facebook, opposition cybertroopers are smart at crowding out opposting views and opinions.
While in Penang, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng warned Chinese schools that subscribe to Utusan Malaysia and Berita Harian will be denied funding. That is an extension to their lifelong fight against Utusan Malaysia and at one time, Utusan Melayu.
So much for Bersih, 2.0 and 3.0 demand for fair media. Do these left leaning and liberal NGOs together with opposition actually practise so? Do they understand their rhetorics about free speech, self expression and transparency?
Can they appreciate the maxim "agree to disagree" means also to agree to disagree with Utusan Malaysia, Malaysiakini, The Malaysian Insiders, News Straits Times, The Star, The Edge, and so on. It does not say agree to kill, okay?
Now on that statement.
Bersih and many other demonstrations have the strong backing of Bar Council. These are practitioners of the law. The rule of law they demand. When such is the demand, it automatically means law and order. It means a society govern by law, rules and protocol.
Are the statement and accompanying arguments consistent with what they said?
Blog Pure Shiite did a good job on this to explain.
First, when these vagrants claimed Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) have no right to tell them no. Read Ambigau below:
City Hall says no, Bersih 3.0 to go ahead
April 20, 2012
KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 — Bersih 2.0 chairman Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan said the electoral sit-down protest at Dataran Merdeka next Saturday will go ahead as planned despite Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s rejection of its request.
“We are going to go ahead with it anyway,” she told reporters at a press conference today.
Fellow Bersih 2.0 steering committee member Maria Chin Abdullah said it received this morning City Hall’s letter rejecting its request to hold the event at the historic square on April 28.
“It was a one-paragraph statement saying that our event was not suitable with the use of Dataran Merdeka.
“It said: ‘Dataran Merdeka untuk acara yang bertahap nasional. Contohnya, Hari Kebangsaan dan Hari Wilayah Persekutuan dan acara yang setaraf dengannya’,” she told The Malaysian Insider when contacted.
Chin said the letter was signed by a Datuk Normah Malik, deputy director of management at City Hall. Read on here
SatrD here added that "Datuk Normah Malik may have overlooked some of the provisions in the Peaceful Assembly Act. From a very strict interpretation of the Act," even national level events can be conducted there. See the act below:
Second, they claimed DBKL have no right to evict the campers from Dataran Merdeka. Read DBKL answer:
KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 — Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has justified its clampdown on Occupy Dataran activists, saying that it had given the movement many “chances” before finally deciding to take action today.
This is despite the fact that legal provisions, specifically the local ordinances, gave City Hall the power to do so.
“We’re not using any new laws. The ‘undang-undang kecil Dataran Merdeka’ has been there for more than 10 years.
“We gave these people a chance before, gave them chances to stop it, to walk away. They did not heed our advice... so we took action today,” DBKL’s corporate planning division head Dr Ismail Stapa told The Malaysian Insider.
“The by-law has always been there, its just that we did not enforce it before today. Now we are left with no choice but to do so,” he stressed.
DBKL detained four pro-Occupy Dataran activists today, hours after chasing the movement away from Dataran Merdeka.
Read more here
SatD here produced the following:
By-Law 4. Offences. No person shall, unless approved by the Commissioner in writing, in the Dataran Merdeka-(a) eat any food, drink or smoke any cigarette, cigar or any tobacco;(b) cut, remove, damage, pluck any leaf, branch, flower or seed of any plant or tree;(c) cut, uproot, dig, remove or damage any plant, tree or grass;(d) excavate or remove any earth;(e) climb any tree or structure;(f) dirty, deface, make alteration to, displace or damage any structure;(g) nail, tie, bind, chain, draw, scribble, paint, spray, mark, affix, inscribe, display, place or hang anything on any tree, plant or structure;(h) walk over, step or stand on any planting bed or shrubbery; (i) enter or climb the hundred metre flag pole;(j) ride, drive, pull or push any vehicle whether mechanically propelled or otherwise or slide with a skate;(k) contaminate or pollute the water in any fountain;(l) deface or remove any notice displayed by the Commissioner;(m) spit, urine or defecate;(n) displace, make any alteration to, remove, deface or tamper with anything displayed, exhibit, affixed, hung, placed, constructed or set up by the Commissioner;(o) erect any tent, booth, shed or other structure;(p) drop, throw, deposit, place or leave anything whatsoever;(q) kindle any fire or any fireworks or crackers;(r) lie down or sleep in any part of Dataran Merdeka; or(s) allow any animal which is under his control to enter or remain in any part of Dataran Merdeka.
By-Law 6. No entry at certain hours. No person shall remain in the Dataran Merdeka between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m.
By-Law 8. Prohibition against holding assembly, etc. without permit. No person shall unless exempted, hold any public address, demonstration, assembly, meeting, gathering or any other activity in the Dataran Merdeka without a permit from the Commissioner.
By-Law 10. Application for permit. (1) An application for a permit to hold any public address, demonstration, assembly, meeting, gathering or any other activity shall be made in writing to the Commissioner in such form as may be determined by the Commissioner.(2) Where the application is approved, the Commissioner shall, on payment of a sum as deposit as he may determine, issue to the applicant a permit.(3) The permit holder shall comply with the conditions attached to the permit.
By-Law 14. Power to order out of Dataran Merdeka. Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of these By-laws may be ordered out of the Dataran Merdeka by the Commissioner.
By-Law 15. Penalty. Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of these By-laws shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding two thousand ringgit or a term of imprisonment not exceeding one year or to both.Third, fu*k all these rhetorics on rights to do this and that, freedom of this and that, and whatever. For all the rights and freedom on one side, there is the right and freedom for the other side. All this is sorted out and balanced through law and order.
If these vagrants and anarchist thinks the Malaysian law and order is repressive and one can simply do public protests and demonstrations in Britain, US, Canda, Australia and those so-called democratically advanced countries. Tell that to the Palestinians.
Even in a matured liberal society like Britain, there are clear of rules and authority for peaceful protest. See this phamplet written by an activist group.
Download here.and read it, *ssh*le!
To quote back from Rocky's ole posting dated July 19 2011 here, there are rules like these to hold bersih 2.0 rally in Britain:
Check with Ginie Lim in London on how it was done.1. The police allowed the protesters to hold a demonstration2. The protesters agreed to confine themselves to the road divider and only to the road divider (which is about 30 feet long, I guess)3. No protester must cross the line (except when snapping pictures of themselves)4. A couple of uniformed cops were present to ensure that the protesters did not cross the line5. The protesters had to observe a time limit
Unless these people are anarchist who do not respect the law, no consideration for rules and order, and insensitive to the rights and freedom of others, the rakyat should consider them as trouble makers and deafened their ears to their hue and cry.
Ah heck, why bother arguing with these blinds?
Fourth, if they can't see all these foreign backers behind them like the chart below and they are merely developing excuses for neo-colonialism or recolonisation, they should not be allowed to participate in democrasy.
Isn't Straits of Malacca valuable?
By right, only those who appreciate being Merdeka and believe in building a nation with some form of law and order based on guided and clear principals should be allowed to participate.
"The first thing we do," said a character in Shakespeare's Henry VI, is "kill all the lawyers."
Only then can we build a peaceful and prosperous nation.