Time to kick back…

On Saturday, i attended what i feel is my final protest.

Am gonna miss these interesting, exciting and sometimes risky sessions; the amazing camaraderie, friendliness, sense of humour, spirit, and unity with fellow brothers and sisters, were an unexpected and intangible  reward. Everybody is a new friend. Everybody is ready with a smile for you.

And when you’re struggling due to gas and need help, many will run to you. All strangers.

All regular Malaysians.

Taking back the strees

Taking back the streets, Bersih 2

Kinda emotional for me, as i’ve been protesting shit for more than a decade (emphasis on shit). The crowd on Saturday was like 100,000, and atmosphere great, like a festival, and as the final organized protest this season ended, we walked away from the stadium to the LRT via Chinatown. The further i went from the stadium, the less fellow protestors i saw. And in the train, as mine was the last stop, even less. As i walked to the car park, hardly any. I was alone. And as i drove away, i felt a little nostalgic.

This was the final rally before we go for the elections. And if PR wins, probably my last one. (Unless they screw-up.) So i reckon it’s the end of my protesting ‘ career’. Haha

I’ve been shouted at, chased, gassed, sprayed, had canisters fired direct at me, but somehow never arrested. (Not for protesting anyway.)



Am not gonna go into detail on the merits of protesting, as history has shown its effectiveness. But why do i do it? Because silence isn’t always right. If something is wrong and you’re given the opportunity to speak out, it should be done.

A sea of Malaysia, Saturday

A sea of Malaysia, Saturday

If highly-motivated and angry protestors didn’t take to the streets by the thousands (and shock the government under Mahathir) almost every Saturday during Anwar Ibrahim’s first bullshit trial, am 100% sure he would still be in prison completing his 15-year bid (until 2015).  They would have been given no reason to release him.

And there would be no Pakatan Rakyat, no states under the opposition, and no hope to topple the BN government, possibly for another 50 years. The country owes those protestors.

You can make it an overnight event!

You can make it an overnight event!

And silence also implies consent. If you don’t say anything, how would anyone know that you’re not OK with it?

Get to see the inner-city too

Get to see the inner-city too


If you missed out, too bad, you missed out on being part of history.

But its never too late. What your country needs now are election observers. In the 2008 elections, i volunteered as one on behalf of the opposition. Basically, you can become one of the officers in the room where people vote. It’s a 3 or 4 hour job. I was in the afternoon shift as i voted in the morning.

Capitalism has obviously failed the planet

Capitalism has obviously failed the planet

You will ensure that there is no cheating by fake voters, and when the votes are counted at closing time. It’s easy, but very very necessary, especially in the next elections, with Banglas n all involved – join this FB page by Tindak Malaysia to receive updates and call-up details.

DO IT NOW. You won’t regret it.

Students show the way

Our students show the way

History has shown that every authoritarian regime has fallen, if the people will it. Don’t lose hope. If not this time, the next.

Ironically, freedom aint free. It requires vigilance to keep it. It’s like every government’s job to take it away, it’s even happening in the US today. There’s no such thing as a perfect country.

This is a great Motown/Soul track from 1963, about change. Check it out:



'Official' souvenir from the cops

‘Official’ souvenir from the cops

Poser wannabe

Poser wannabe


Anyway, funnily enough, these days there are several types of participants at protests.


1. The Activist

This person is a ground-up, pretty hardcore one. Some dedicate their entire lives to a cause, doin it full-time, or holding a job but spending all spare time for the cause. Highly-motivated. Respect (except for those holier-than-thou ones, a minority). Some stumble into it even when they’re old.

With the Greenies. Some walked 300km from Kuantan to KL. How bout that?

With the Greenies. Some walked 300km from Kuantan to KL. How bout that?

2. The Geek

Knows the issues. Supports the cause in theory, but would disappear at the first whiff of gas! Easily-frightened, tho a few can sometimes crack, and find an inner power that scares themselves and possibly a low-ranking cop who tries to throw some bullshit lines. Bersih 2 saw quite a few Geeks show up.


3. The Revolutionary (/rebel)

An aggressive idealist. Believes from the heart that quick change is not only possible, but necessary. Would regularly attend protests, and influence others to do so. Tends to be a Socialist. If all else fails, would probably be part of an uprising.


4. The Anarchist

Doesn’t believe in any from of control, looks forward to trouble (a lil bit of this in all of us), bored by speeches and talk. Prefers action. Not very focused.


Some of the strange flyers you receive at such events

Some of the strange flyers you receive at such events


and finally…

5. The Poser

This one goes primarily to take photos. Photos of themselves attending that is, and pose and upload all over the place. Would probably only attend once, for glamour purposes. Best if they remained at home rather than get in the way.


Anyway, dont forget about Tindak Malaysia. This election, we need a goddam army of regular folk like you and me to keep the elections fair, or Bersih and the elections would have been in vain. Back to square one.

One thing i aint gonna miss about protesting is the FRU, Police brutality and gas. Will miss everything else though. Especially the people’s spirit. But i’d rather there’d be nothing major to protest. But when you gotta, you gotta. Simple as that.

Like Anwar Ibrahim rightly said many years ago, ” Jika takut dengan risiko, jangan cakap tentang perjuangan.”

Power to the People!


Dis post is dedicated to…

…u people who dont care about civil rights. And dedicated also to pro-government / pro-Nazi, right-wing losers. And those of u who bitched about the ‘traffic problems’ last weekend. Who bitched about being ‘inconvenienced’ by the personal sacrifice of others. Those of u who have never bothered to vote.

Chances are u will make no significant contribution to society or the human race.


Sure, dis is off-topic but sumtin important. Am sick of people who think they can go thru life without makin a stand. Goin thru life by being a goddam lallang. Swaying wherever. Unprincipled, spineless sotongs.

Increasingly, I find i have little respect for such ‘citizens’. Coz they lack substance and intellect. If they’re female, they’d be bimbos.

How do u respect people who are like superficial, selfish beings?

Pigs ready to feed

Pigs ready to feed last Saturday

Like i said on my FB, i  cant believe there’re still pricks n bitches out there who dont care what’s goin on around us. Unpatriotic losers.

Stop being pussies n make a stand against tyranny and Fascism.

Guys risking their liberties and lives out there for you, and you bitchin bout your stupid traffic problems?? Worried about being late for sum fuckin dinner or night out?

Jeez! How ridiculous is dat??

There are bigger things goin on.

Boleh laaa. Orang lain tak kisah kan...

Boleh laaa. Rakyat lain tak kisah kan...

It means d education system is fucked (what’s new?). And u have never been really educated. “U’ve been taught what to think, not how to think” (- George Jackson). It means u have never been exposed to varied opinions by intelligent Malaysians like Mr Yeo Yang Poh (whose letter is linked below). It means u dont know shit about Martin Luther King, or Nelson Mandela, or Gandhi, or Steve Biko, or Corazon Aquino, and HOW they achieved what they achieved. It took a lot, but they made it. Not by sittin on their fuckin asses. But by doin sumtin when things weren’t right. They were all very ordinary people, with the support of other ordinary people.

Did King abandon the cause after saying shit like “Daaaam niga, let’s ditch our struggle. We dowanna be causin no traffic man!”

Sure, there’ll be some pain, some ‘inconvenience’, some peaceful protestors’ blood spilt. It’s part of the process. It’s a society maturing. Evolving. Long overdue.

Our ability to think and evolve differentiates us from animals.

Whatever someone may argue, right and wrong is as clear as day and night.

For a start, u could maybe watch these movies and learn a thing or two about standing up:

1) Chicago 10
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9uJL7lWdFg&feature=fvst

2) Battle in Seattle
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbPufXnFOh8

And this localized parody, “First They Came“.

Hail Fuhrer!

Hail Fuhrer!

I’ve done my part, and will continue to do so even if i’m incarcerated.  I’ve even got a tear-gas canister for an ashtray, but it’s not about that.

They’ll shut me up when I decide i wanna shut up.

And anyone with minimal brains would have noticed that the so-called roadblocks weren’t even real roadblocks. The cops’ instructions were simple – make sure the main highways are reduced to single-lane roads. Did u see them even checking anything?? Did they arrest anyone?? No, junior offices just stood around and made sure the jams were bad. The cops were banking on dummies to blame the march as the cause of the two-day jam. So if u wanna bitch about d traffic, at least dont look like a dumbass n make sure u aim your comments at the right culprits.

Makin life difficult is easy, when ur Malaysian Police

Makin life difficult is easy, when ur Malaysian Police

The stupid ‘roadblocks’ obviously failed miserably – the march went on. So what were they really for??

(Times have changed – even readers of a mainstream paper like The Star support such marches – more than 70% agree in this poll.)

If u aint bothered about the country’s future, u may get out anytime. We dont need u. Malaysia sure does not need u. These people can follow the ‘coward’s trail’ to shitholes like Canada or Australia.

U dont deserve her citizenship.

U have a beautiful mind and body. Use it. And grow a spine.

Why do we protest? Simple answer: http://sun2surf.com/article.cfm?id=36441

READ IT. Know more about your country and its brave people.

'Collateral damage'

'Collateral damage'

Anyway, i truly believe we can make a change. It starts with me n YOU. This is YOUR country. Claim it.

I will NOT succumb nor submit to fuckin Fascists!

And pls dont pretend u dont know whats goin on, coz dats by far d MOST sad n lame excuse. U’ll be dissed if u say that these days. In plain language, ur sayin “Hmmm… Naa, I’ll let my kids deal with d problem some day.”

So either shaddup or do sumtin. Or u’ll die as an insignificant let-down to your kids’ future.

Coz wat issues u conveniently ignore now, u pass to them to suffer with. And it WILL be worse for them. That’s the truth.

I blame the previous generation’s inaction and apathy for most of the problems we’re facin now as a nation. But I’m not gonna be like them.

Dis post would have offended some of u, but my main intention was not to offend, but to awaken the latent and powerful spirit that’s in each one of us.

Our generation has to reclaim this country.

Or it’s lost for good.

When push comes to shove, punch

If push comes to shove, punch

“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” – Che Guevara, International Revolutionary (1928-1967).

Power to the people!

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