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stunned

seriously. i am stunned.

Read this. See the pix. Did this just happen today or something??

(Kinda weird having another protest today, seeing as the protests over the price hike were last held in March, right? some mentions here and here)

Did this actually happen here???

Too stunned to type more.

UPDATE: Monday 11am:
  • Guess how much coverage this got in the papers? A teeeny tiny blurb at the bottom of the page, in the middle of the paper. No pix. No nothing. Typical reporting what is "safe" and of the "correct perspective"!!!
  • at least the "objective" got clarified... it *is* a protest over a price hike - of the electricity tariff - announced recently. it's is, of course, a result of the fuel price increase,, all related... but it makes sense that they were protesting something recent, not from 2 months ago. BTW - 2 months ago "they" said electricity tariffs would NOT be increased as a result of the fuel price increase. And "they" can wonder why people are angry. Sheeeeeesh!!

Comments

  1. "They (the protestors) resisted arrest. They started kicking first. (Retaliation) for us is self-defence. Minimum force was used," insisted Kamal.

    "Minimum force"... What a joke. Everyone knows that the police are not protecting the Malaysian Citizen, they are there to protect umno, and quell any voice of dissent or citicism that they fear so much.

    I, too, am stunned. I glanced at an info either on Malaysiakini or Malaysia Today announcing the demo, and remember thinking "Oh, oh, that won't go down well with the powers that be".

    Malaysia has been sliding down a slippery slope for sometime now. Looks like the slide's gaining momentum.

    Malapetaka betul!!

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  2. Woah. Scary. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I'm not surprised at how brutal the dispersal turned out, it's to be expected in almost all protest rallies everywhere.

    I'm just curious why it wasn't given much coverage on channel news Asia.

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