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?

4 Responses to “[1434] Of where were you when it happened?”

  1. on 06 Nov 2007 at 19:09 moo_t

    Tactics to reduce number of participants. Hmm, seems a good photo events. Will be a good blog topic if I caught any “official inject instigator” with the camera. ;)

  2. [...] I have recently alluded to that idea but it was done in jest, perhaps unwittingly referring to the upcoming rally demanding for fairer electoral process. After observing development in the past few days, the jest [...]

  3. on 09 Nov 2007 at 22:54 Musa

    [ADMIN: suspected impersonator GaryWBush, Musa, Gul etc. Kindly ignore: see http://maddruid.com/?p=1078 ]

    Are you attending that illegal demo? I am not sure whether I will attend as it is criminal to have a public assembly without a police permit. The organiser Bersih (which means clean in Malay) is certainly dirty and should be renamed ‘kotor’ as they want us to break the Malaysian law.

  4. on 09 Nov 2007 at 23:13 Hafiz Noor Shams

    Thomas Jefferson would disagree.

    BTW, why are you using sales@ipxcess.com as your email?