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Tweeterrific ME! Of August 1st, ISA and Mr. Tweeter.


What a historic moment happened last Saturday on August 1, 2009. Once again, Malaysians of different colours, religions and shapes flooding the streets to make their voice heard, and this time it’s about Internal Security Act – ISA.

I didn’t manage to join the rally, me being across the ocean and penniless to actually fly there but I followed closely the activities on the ground that day on Twitter and Facebook. Definitely a new form of media, with traditional playing catch up to the news on the ground. I kept myself updated with tweets from friends like Zul and Vijay, bloggers, media editors, activists and politicians like Wong Chun Wai, Elizabeth Wong, Tian Chua, Lim Kit Siang and many more here and here.

It felt like being there at the battle scenes together with them reading the messages coming in non-stop describing the situations on the ground. Minus the chemical water and tear gas of course. Well, I’ve done too much postings on Facebook and Twitter and I’m a bit tired to repeat it here. Maybe I’ll update with more coherent points later when I’m a bit free. For now,  I’ll share just some of my tweets and few links for you to read.

Trust the two nephews to work together to create indiscriminate roadblocks to frustrate the public and put blame on the protesters.

Why all detained are from anti ISA side. Where are those from pro ISA? Pewaris? Perkasa? Raja Katak? Chickened out?

@kwangchen that’s bad. wish the gov knows it’s better 4people 2express themselves in a peaceful way than keep frustrating them w/ arrests

RT @minishorts #stupidnajib y r u so paranoid?Hate ur pointless tweets while whole of K.Valley suffers fr #kltraffic thx 2 needless arrests.

Gov said it’s pointless to demo since ISA is under review. Then let them do a ‘pointless’ demo peacefully, why need to be so paranoid?

RT @msiakini Currents of change in the river of history: As you read this, tens of thousands of Malaysians are marching the streets against..

RT @chunwai09 ISA demo: Running street battles. Water cannon and tear gas used at Jalan Kinabalu. Many have water to wash off tear gas irrit

@jedyoong peaceful demos are not irritating. without demo there’s no independence for malaya. maybe still a malayan union. please

Get it right. Rally participants are peace loving people, not hooligans. Those who fired tear gases and water cannons are the hooligans.

Rally participants are not armed, how can be dangerous? Those who use force unnecessarily against defenseless people are the dangerous one

@jedyoong isa affect less than 1% malaysians? you must be joking. abuse of isa is a form of injustice and all malaysians suffer from that.

Can’t believe that there exist retarded human beings who would actually fight for more restrictions on civil freedom. – VKM. Pathetic retards.

Sokong! RT @syahredzan RT: @Aisehman: Idea! Hv demos daily so got heavy police presence on streets always. Voila! No more street crime

News keep spinning ‘this ISA demo not necessary as govt is making reviews’, so why waste time reacting unnecessarily to the demo? Funny

Why do Malaysians march?

Chronological accounts of the rally with photos

1st hand account by one of The Dandelions

ps: Vote for me to be Mr. Twitter! 😛 As the time of writing, still short 471 votes to be No. 1 HAHAHAHA!

pss: Off to KK and Lahad Datu this Wednesday, back to Miri again on Thurday. Friday may be off to Kuching, till Sunday. To be confirmed.

psss: Think my blog is getting very boring now. Take a break!

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11 Responses to “Tweeterrific ME! Of August 1st, ISA and Mr. Tweeter.”

  1. Ashleigh wrote on Aug 3, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Damn! I wish I was in KL… 🙁

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  2. bongkersz wrote on Aug 3, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    @Ashleigh, hey babe! Where are you now? Doing good? 🙂

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  3. NoktahHitam wrote on Aug 3, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Sorry bong. my vote goes to.. MarikSingh. Handsome chap 😉

    ps: you are next to JoshLim. Agak hebat 😛

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  4. Fi-sha wrote on Aug 3, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Hey Bong, you are never boring ok, you hear me?! 🙂

    Your parents must be so proud of you because i, the stranger, am very proud of you, bro…

    take care…

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  5. ella-mae wrote on Aug 3, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    i voted for u (again!.. three times already) and mr. marik singh whom i think is pretty cute 😉 sorry lah :p

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  6. Vijay Kumar Murugavell wrote on Aug 3, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    The most stupendous statement is by Home Minister Hishamuddin who thinks its politically motivated,DUH !
    Well,I think that Hishamuddin’s statement about the anti ISA rally being politically motivated is also politically motivated 😛
    I think his tongue waving is as boorish as his keris waving antics, probably because his keris is being repaired.
    allow me to share a short joke I wrote :

    ———————————————–
    Hishamuddin : I will give you RM 100 if you straighten my keris.

    Blacksmith : Are you kidding me ? I will give you RM 500 if you told me how it got so crooked ? What did you do ? Poke a Rhino ?
    ———————————————

    Spread the word out to the gullible fence sitters who are still mulling a vote for BN

    A vote for BN is a vote for ISA
    http://mt.m2day.org/2008/content/view/25151/84/

    …and lastly I am trailing behind Bong in the twitter vote, please la vote for me also otherwise Bong will control 2/3rds of parliament, where got democracy like dat ? pls la…give me some votes oso http://twitter.com/carribeanking7

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  7. bongkersz wrote on Aug 3, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    @NoktahHitam, why bro why?
    😛 but I pasrah lah losing to Marik Singh.. fella got like 3k followers and an awesome blog…

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  8. pilocarpine wrote on Aug 3, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    boring? maybe u’re getting boring…
    just maybe =)

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  9. kaioucat wrote on Aug 3, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Say hello to KK for me! =D

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  10. jeff lee wrote on Aug 4, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    here’s my contribution to the twitter world..

    tweet, tweet
    tweet, tweet…

    😛

    p/s: sorry, i’m just being silly here but i think i really need to get myself updated on this new media channel..hmmm..

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  11. Saurooon wrote on Sep 3, 2009 at 4:23 am

    Greatings, Super post, Need to mark it on Digg
    Thanks

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