Monday, April 06, 2009

....and the people are getting angry.......very angry !!

Came back to my hometown Taiping again, but this time there was no rain...looks like there will be sunshine for the next few days....but then again let's hope against hope, cos it's Taiping that we're talking about here.

Seriously folks,the reason for my visit so soon was last night's ceremah in Simpang, a junction town just outside of Taiping and about 4km. west from the town-centre.

A dinner organised by Perak DAP and supposedly dubbed the "mother of all ceremahs" with an all-star ensemble of heavy-weights from PAS, KeAdilan and the DAP.

And the tickets for the 5,000 odd audience were snapped-up within a few hours of the announcement. There were people everywhere and this sleepy hollow called Simpang, which was the focal point for the first railway line between Taiping and Port Weld ( now known as Kuala Sepetang) never saw the likes of such traffic jams ever before.Below I post photos for your viewing pleasure............as we walked into the humble zinc-roofed make-shift area where the dinner was held.....
Tan Seng Giaw mp for Kepong, taking to the mike......
...followed by A. Sivanesan........
then the star of the state.....Dato Seri Nizar, the crowd's favorite appeared, causing such a thunderous uproar from everyone present.....here accepting a bouquet from the lady-folks of DAP.
.....and the "special bunch" took their positions.....
as usual Anwar made an a speech that got everyone demanding for more............as anger on the ground want to see change......
.....Nizar locking hands with Zaid Ibrahim amidst loud and approving cheers from the eager crowd....
even my face-book friend was there.....guess ?
a pensive moment by two veterans as the younger Lim speaks in the back-ground.......
Ronnie Liu, Gobind, Uncle Lim and grand master Nik..........
.......even when Lim Jr. spoke in Mandarin catch words like "Altantuya", "Mongolia" and "derhaka"and to the roars of the audience very little is required to grasp the gist of the speech !
.....this man was probably the oldest person here......hmmmm....but then again not !
.....touching shot of Gobind helping carry dad on the stage............
looking frail but with a fire still burning in his eyes, Karpal said he felt "safe" in this crowd,unlike his recent face-off with the rowdy UMNO Youths in the lobby of the parliament...
....watched attentively by his son.....the "Puchong Panther"..........
.....and yes, even busy Jeff Ooi mp for Jelutong checking his messages......surely hoping he could be in 5 places at any given time.....

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

video, please, tq !

md said...

Yes, this is what malaysians should be doing, all are sons of Adam.

Anonymous said...

Mr Shanghai,

Good coverage, but 2 main things you probably missed out :

1) You didn't mention why the people were getting angry... very angry as your title suggest ?

2) From your photos, looks like only 50-60 people were present (and most of them comprise the PR leaders only). So how does everyone know thousands were there or perhaps the numbers have dies down lately as compared to BN ceramahs ?

Thank you.

SM said...

Hi Stephen,

This is what we do not see in the MSM! All we get is the PR & DSAI being critizied "habis2"!
Let's hope tomorrow our new PM gets to see that people power is still alive & well in Msia!
Allah (oh dear, I'm not supposed to use this word since I'm Catholic right?!) help us!

MANTRA said...

well done PR... why shouldnt i trust the moon that represents my heart... well done!

Anonymous said...

woow! feel great! How I wish that same scenario in Batang Ai and in Sabah in future..sure WE WABT CHANGE!

Anonymous said...

When I read the part that said Nizar was greeted with thunderous applause from all, I wept tears of joy and sorrow. Joy because a malay leader like Nizar has captured the hearts and souls of all races and sorrow because I never dreamt that my beautiful, beloved malaysia would one day have to be so desperately in need for JUSTICE for all all ! Nizar is my HERO ! God, please do the needful tomorrow !

shanghaistephen said...

anon 8:58,
Surely you have not been browsing the other blogs.If you see other bloggers like zorro, antares and delCarpo just to name a few.Of course they were all seated.....all 250 tables (from the organisers and you x that by ten !)and many standing by the side and more spilling out onto the streets.
* just a note of info; I don't have the exact figures....well nobody can come up with the exact figures, but in my expierence at all these walks,protests,vigils, rallies, marchers and ceremahs, and you don't have to take my word for it or trust me.....one thing for sure is, I'm no "spinner" !
Cheers !

bennyloh said...

anon 8:58
Spend some time with Nizar to find out for yourself about the crowd . Some 2 months ago I attended his speech in SS15, it was impossible to count. The whole hall was packed and everyone sat on the floor except for a couple of seated rows.Out of the few thousands there were about ten non-malays. I was one of them attending
Wherever he goes Nizar's crowd is exceptional