Tuesday, April 28, 2015

REMEMBERING BERSIH 3.0

It has been 3 years since we faced the water cannons and tear gas on 28th April 2012. I remember that I was maintaining the medical team at Jalan Sultan and we walked to Dataran Merdeka. All was well and peaceful until 3pm. Just after 3 pm, all hell broke loose. Our cell phone could not communicate. I never even saw the Dataran. I was on the outskirts near Dataran Maybank. But run we did. We had to run and hide from tear gas stink and also direct hit from the tear gas guns. They were shooting at shoulder height, obviously to injure us. People in yellow were removed from restaurants and beaten, just for wearing yellow, I think. We had to treat many cases. Bersih 3.0 had the most casualties. Bersih 3.0 arguably had the biggest crowd and we also suffered the most casualties.
The sad thing is that we made an impact, but failed to change the government at GE 13. They stole it from us. We only manage to win popular vote, 52%. It showed the effectiveness of their gerry meandering, and the electoral power of East Malaysia.

That is why we are spending a lot of time and money to work amongst the locals in Sarawak, to try and win their hearts and mind.

I hope that we will have another BERSIH 4.0 before GE 14.

Well, I just wanted not to forget BERSIH 3.0.

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