A few days ago:
KUALA LUMPUR: Anyone who takes part in the illegal gathering on Nov 10 at Dataran Merdeka to demand for a “fair and clean” general election will be arrested.
Police will not hesitate to pick up anyone seen in the area where 100,000 people are expected to congregate from 3pm. ['Stay away or face arrest'. The Star. November 2 2007]
Really? It would be amusing to see how the police plan to arrest 100,000 people on that day.
Somehow, I feel, it is reasonable to expect that Kuala Lumpur could witness a repeat of the tragedy in Myanmar; not as crude but the effect on liberty is all the same.
Anything could happen next Saturday. Whatever happens, when it happens, years down the road, the question that will need answering is this: where were you when it happened?