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