the long march.......
even Mother Nature was furious and crying .......of the rotten state of affairs ?
on my right, niamah, and left, zorro, rockybru and mr. anonymous.
all along the boulevard......
police presence as early as 10amThe top 5 photos were uploaded from around the blogs for your viewing pleasure.thanks-27-9-07
Whooooa........the winds of change is blowing, people and today I was in the thick of it at the "penguin walk" from the Palace of Justice to the holy Prime Minister's office in Putrajaya, a walk mooted by the Bar Council of Malaysia to hand the PM a "petition of dissatisfaction and rot in the judiciary" and yes !... I must say it was awesome people, to actually see hundreds and hundreds of learned people of a very noble profession coming together in solidarity and braving the numerous road-blocks all the way to the designated meeting point at the Palace of Justice or POJ, from as early as 9.30am. because that was about the time I was there !
5 buses ferrying lawyers , NGOs and other supporters, from Kuala Lumpur were denied entry ( another way to frustrate the marchers !) about 4 kilometers from the POJ and they all had to walk in the sweltering heat of the morning. By noon the crowd had swelled to well over 1,000 and the peaceful march began.......the start of a new day with the crowd chanting "justice" and "sack the CJ" to " rotten judiciary" !!
Heavy and threatening presence of the FRU in full battle gear plus M-16 and tear-gas weilding personal with the aid of a helicopter spying from the sky was the order of the day ! And one moron recently commented on my blog that the police don't take orders from the politicians ! sheeesh !!
What made me feel real good later on, as we slowly marched in the heat, the entire 1.5 kilometer from the POJ and gathered near the PM's office was in the "oneness" of this marchers as only 4 representatives of the Bar were allowed to proceed to the PM office from there on ...... and just as suddenly I was soaked to the skin by the unexpected thunderstorm that lashed on all !
The stand-off by the FRU personel barricading the entrance to the stairs to the good PM's office against the marchers, was admirable even as they observed the holy month of Ramadan fasting, first in the blistering heat.... then in the lashing storm....! But more so the brave marchers comprising mostly lawyers, bloggers, NGO's, journalists, activists, ordinary Malaysians and well-wishers who never weavered or moved away to shelter, under such horrid weather conditions ! Because they want to see changes in their lives and that of their loved ones !! And the chanting for "justice" continued.......
There is indeed a new wind of change blowing through the corridors of power and this certainly is a "wake-up" call to all pretenders, parasites, plunderers, slumberers and hippocrites !
To all who walked today......I'll raise a toast to you ! Cheeeeeeeeers !