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One of the things I like about protests are the signs. This refers to the Home Ministry’s petty law gazetted on Friday to ban all yellow t-shirts with the word Bersih 4 on it. Walking around KL, or if you used the public transport over the weekends, you would see the level of civil disobedience. This […]

As I walked from Brickfields to Dataran Merdeka, weaving through Central Market, Tun Perak and Dataran Maybank, I spotted curious immigrants watching Malaysians marching down the streets, witnessing democracy in action. Some of them stood by the entrance to whatever shops that were opened. Others climbed up the roof to see the vastness of protesters filling […]

When I think of the terms “coup d’tat”, “overthrow”, “topple” and the like, I would think of a violent change in government. The revolutions in Egypt and Ukraine would come to my mind. Closer to home, having tanks rolling through the streets of Bangkok is another excellent example. In contrast, when I think of the […]

I had an expensive bet with a friend that more than 200 would be arrested after the Bersih dust settled. The tally now is coming close to 500. I won. My record with him now is 2-0 in my favor. In the beginning, the odds were against my favor. It appeared that the government had […]

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