Lessons I learnt this week.
The silent majority gets to meet the Prime Minister because they are seen and not heard, like good children.
Abdullah Badawi prefers DAMAI (peace) over BERSIH (cleanliness). By implication, he prefers being dirty but with some peace of mind.
DAMAI reps could gain access (20 of them, mind you) to a military base in Subang to hand over their memo. Military…high security…et all, but still they could be allowed. BERSIH reps however, was not allowed to enter the Parliament, which houses ELECTED (we bloody put those guys there in the first place) representatives. That’s how fucked up this country is.
In Malaysia, calls for clean elections, and calls by marginalised poor gets hosed and gassed down, while calls for “peace” by Damai gets good press.
I still don’t know who are the 395 signatories of Damai is. Does it include Kodiang MIC Branch? Bukit Tagar Garbage Recyclers? JKKK Kampung Ceruk Tok Kun? Well, if they don’t, then they may be silent, but not exactly majority are they? LOL!
Don’t ask me why I say Kodiang. I seem to have a special love for the place. Nama…sikit punya karat!
Conclusion. All Malaysians are unequal, but some are much more unequal than others.