Dataran vigil 8th May 2008

This evening , my wife and myself have a good walk around Dataran Merdeka. The whole area was cleared of traffic, and cordoned off. I think the police must be waiting for the candle light vigil for RPK.

We arrived by LRT at around 8pm. We walked from Masjid Jamek to the junction of Tuanku Abdul Rahman and Dataran Merdeka. The whole area was full of Police cars, police in uniform, special branch in plain clothes.

My wife and I just walked through and nobody stopped us, probably thinking we were tourists. Here and there , we see a few citizens like us, walking around . But at the other end, a group of people were blocked and refused entry into the area.

We walked to the back of Royal Selangor CLub but still did not find anyone holding the vigils for RPK.

So we have a good walk around for about an hour, from one end of Dataran to another, saying Hi to the police officers, and greeting a few fellow good citizens walking around there. We did not find anyone holding vigil. I did not manage to find Haris Ibrahim.

Why must the government deploy so many policemen there? We are all good citizens trying to do a good cause for the nation. These police could have been deployed for catching criminals.

I have taken afew photos from my old handphone, 1 mega pixel, not very clear, but still you can see the situation in Dataran tonight.

i was walking around the deserted Datran but met only a few people. 2 police cars opposite.

Heavy police presence…FRU trucks can be seen on both sides of road

the Dataran padang was deserted


a group of people were blocked from entering the Dataran

Another view of the area at about 9pm


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. monsterball
    May 08, 2008 @ 23:37:03

    Usually….the guilty ones…created so much commotions….out of nothing…will have a bigger task to control things.
    In this case….the hantus are haunting them in dreams…and put come the forces…protecting their guilty conscience…….not the Malaysians.
    Just look at your peaceful and serene face. Where got hantus at the Park?


  2. jeff
    May 09, 2008 @ 00:46:09

    When the citizens exercise their rights that’s not in conformity with BN agenda, they are always being look upon as criminals by our corrupt officials, it has been this way for the past 50 years.


  3. romerz
    May 09, 2008 @ 01:39:56

    Dear Dr Hsu,

    You are a good man for lending your weight to the cause of freedom from oppression for all Malaysians, irrespective of their political inclinations.

    Even though we have never met, I’m proud to have made your acquaintance.

    My only regret is that I’m not in KL to have walked beside you.

    I’m afraid we are heading for difficult times. The recent spate of activities against dissent, or rather views not in tandem with the UMNO ultras, are being attacked by desperate people.

    I fear that UMNO is imploding and the government no longer functions for the good of the country but rather lashing out and using whatever means available to them to keep their grip on power.

    Dr Hsu, we must redouble our efforts to get Gerakan to leave the BN now. There is no more time to waste. It is that serious.

    By the way, I attended the Teh Tarik forum in Penang last night and I sat beside Dato’ Teng Chang Yeow.

    Towards the end, I introduced myself to him and asked him if he blogs or read blogs. He replied in the negative to both citing lack of time.

    I told him about the frustrations felt by members and supporters trying to get their views through to the leadership.

    He said he is aware about complaints of ‘blocks’ for the lower ranks to pass their views upwards.

    Unfortunately I didn’t have time to ask him what he intended to do about it as the press were trying to interview him.

    I promise you I will try again, by whatever means I know how, to reach the party leadership and try to wake them up from their slumber and pay attention to those on the ground who when the ‘shit hits the fan’ will be the first casualties.


  4. monsterball
    May 09, 2008 @ 05:14:25

    When a ball of shit hit the fan…everyone near it..will get apiece of the shit…..whether you like it or not.
    So …if you smell something like shit…move away..or be brave …like RPK….pointing out all the shit… left by dirty Malaysians..shitting everywhere…….yet can get into trouble….by so call clean fellas.
    Life is never fair.


  5. peng
    May 09, 2008 @ 10:13:10

    I just wonder how come the police complained of shortage of staff and yet they can mobilize so many personnel for such a harmless event. They should put their resources into more urgent matters like combating crime and putting the murderers, rapists, child molesters, robbers etc behind bars for good.


  6. A true Malaysian
    May 09, 2008 @ 13:09:30

    Dr. Hsu,

    Just hope that public places in Malaysia will not be ‘privatised’ by the BN government, more so for places of tourist attraction like Dataran Merdeka.

    Just imagine if some tourists were at Dataran Merdeka yesterday night. How would they look at Malaysia?


  7. Dr Hsu
    May 09, 2008 @ 14:27:06

    Indeed, there are some European who just walked pass with curious glance.


  8. joehancl
    May 09, 2008 @ 19:31:41

    Let us NOT waver. Let us ALL, one way or another, push forward together. The March 8 election was a ray of light for all malaysians. This ray of light must be broadened until ALL malaysians is free of the greed of those in power. Greedy politicians must be kick out of the malaysian power structure.


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