Wednesday, 12 June 2013 18:08
The “Anwar Rally”
Written by Colin Nathan
What I found surprising about the Bersih 3 rally last year is that the crowd consisted of about 60% young people. Some maybe not even old enough to vote. But there they were, bangsa Malaysia. All 3 races fighting for a good cause, united in purpose.
It was the same at Kelana Jaya stadium last month. The crowd was huge but the unity was simply amazing. Old Chinese men lining up at the PAS booths to buy and then to wear Tshirts that said Hudud with a facebook styled “like” symbol. Young Chinese and Indian youth making head bands and capes out of PAS flags, young Malay guys waving DAP flags. It’s amazing the way the young have completely judged UMNO’s institutionalised racism as outdated and made a sincere effort to showcase it last night.
When Mat Sabu, Sivarasa, Tian Chua, Fauziah Salleh, Dr Michael Jeyakumar and all the other leaders of the Pakatan pact took the mike and after they said their short address, the crowd roared in approval.
When Lim Kit Siang took the mike, the roar of the crowd shook the air. I kid you not! I thought that was the best 50,000 humans could do. That is, until Anwar took the mike. I don’t think a popular rock star could enjoy such a high approval.
Look of guilt on Najib’s face
Anyway, the reason I’m writing this is to share what I learnt that night. Barisan National’s victories in 30 parliamentary seats are in question. Most of the stories we heard about blackouts are not true. But what actually happened that night is that the polling agents in the various stations were sending their numbers to the Pakatan operations center, who were then tallying up the numbers to determine the winner for each seat. Bu 11pm, the Pakatan portals were announcing that they had won.
But Bernama, Astro Awani and all the other TV stations were still reporting 40BN, 30DAP, PKR and PAS 2 each. This alone was an attempt at inciting some problem.
Something I’ll never forget is the look of guilt on Najib’s face when he took the mike after the EC’s Wan Ahmad announced that BN had obtained 112 seats. The look on the PM’s face and on those around him told us everything. They knew even at that time that all of Malaysia and the entire world would know that they cheated. Not one of them had the guts to look the camera in the eye. I suppose the thoughts running through their heads must have been images of Tunisia, Egypt, Thailand and all the other Govts that were recently overthrown after they cheated at the elections.
You could almost smell the gloom and heart break in the air all over the nation on the morning of the 6th of May. We expected BN to win and could only dream of a Pakatan victory. But as we watched the numbers come in, the joy was building up within. WE HAD WON!!! Tyranny was defeated by the people of Malaysia!!! Then, along comes Wan Ahmad.
Too much evidence to ignore
Many videos evidencing electoral fraud have been posted on Face Book and YouTube that stone walling and ignoring the outcry in the hope that it will go away is just too arrogant and is simply not going to work. I’ve seen videos of people being paid cash after voting, one of voters lining up to demand their pay after casting their vote, one of “phantoms” being escorted by Police to cast their vote after the crowd chased them away, and I’ve also seen one with EC officials picking up 2 ballot boxes from the road side while driving to the main counting center. And THIS, folks, is probably why the numbers counted at the polling center and numbers during the recount differ.
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Utusan has been carrying daily reports, citing known right-wingers and those with hardline religious views against Anwar and PR in the wake of the divisive May 5 polls, portraying them as being opposed to even the basic structure of order — the family unit.
Utusan brands Anwar an anarchist
KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was today labelled an anarchist by Umno-owned daily Utusan Malaysia, allegedly for opposing the rule of law as seen in spurring street demonstrations to pave his way to Putrajaya instead of through the ballot box.
In its Op-Ed piece headlined “Jalur anarki anutan fahaman pasca-modernisme [Anarchism a conviction of post-modernism], the broadsheet painted the opposition leader as an anti-establishment figure who rejects authority, whether it is the authority of the existing government or religious authority, in order to achieve his personal dream of grasping federal power, posing a danger to the country’s future
“The anarchism in Anwar has long been there. It will surface when his personal political ambitions are not reached.
“With his oratory talent, he will be a great storyteller and spark deep
hatred towards the ruling government,” the Malay broadsheet said.
According to Utusan, Anwar had been anti-establishment since his student days when he chose to oppose university rules, and public demonstrations have also been his style, linking the opposition Pakatan Rakyat’s (PR) recent series of “Blackout 505” rallies nationwide that have drawn thousands of people to protest the results of the 13th general election.
It noted Anwar has been growing “more extreme” after the landmark Election 2008, when the PKR leader made his return to active politics and joined up with PAS and the DAP to form the PR opposition pact.
“Before GE13, his anarchistic attitude was more pronounced.
“He was very confident in winning and kicked off the Ini Kalilah [This time-lah] and Ubah [Change] campaign to raise an awareness among the Chinese in the cities to leave the MCA and Gerakan because Lim Kit Siang will soon be installed as the deputy prime minister,” it said, alluding to Anwar’s alleged promises in the run-up to the May 5 polls.
The police, which are already investigating the Black 505 rallies in four states, have hauled up three more Pakatan leaders, this time in Perak.
In a statement today, Simpang Pulai state assemblyperson Tan Kar Hing said Ipoh Timur PKR vice-chairperson Lam Ching Keong was today summoned by police to provide his statement.
Tan said he himself, along with Perak PKR secretary Anuar Zakaria (right), had given their statements to the police last week over the Black rally aimed at protesting against alleged fraud in the recently concluded general election on May 5.
Tan said they were being investigated under Section 9(5) of the Peaceful Assembly Act for failing to notify police about the rally in Ipoh on May 12.
“The police’s action of summoning and investigating organisers of the nationwide Black rallies, particularly the charging of Seri Setia state assemblyperson Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, is clearly politically motivated.
“The police are attempting to intimidate the public from participating in any more of these rallies,” said Tan.
In Negri Sembilan, state PKR Youth chief Nazree Yunus said two police officers had visited his home on the night of May 18 for him to present himself at the Seremban district police headquarters.
He subsequently gave his statement at 11am yesterday with regards to the Black rally in Oakland, Seremban.
“The investigation will not deter the determination of youths for change in building good governance in Malaysia,” he said in a statement.
In Penang, George Town OCPD assistant commissioner Gan Kong Meng yesterday said police will call up Pakatan leaders including Penang Deputy Chief Minister I Mohd Rashid Hasnon and state exco member Law Heng Kiang (right) for their involvement in a similar rally in the state.
Meanwhile in Johor, state PKR deputy secretary Steven Choong said police had recorded a statement from state executive secretary R Yunesvawaran.
“Police said that there would be surely someone who will be charged,” he said.
ANWAR EXPECTS TO BE BRANDED A TRAITOR AND ARRESTED.
[History] Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim: 1998 – 2013 We Will Never Surrender
Published on May 14, 2013
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Sebarkan dan luaskan Kuasamu Ranger PR
Despite widespread protests, Pakatan admits time to move on
KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 ― Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders have admitted that their post-Election 2013 public rallies, despite their mammoth following, will soon run out of steam and was unlikely to change the outcome of the just-concluded polls.
Amid incessant cries for re-election, newly-elected PR lawmakers said the events were merely to keep the momentum going for the federal opposition pact and to serve as a reminder to Malaysians that a majority 51 per cent of the electorate had voted out Barisan Nasional (BN) even though the pact returned to power.
They agreed that theirs was a losing battle as the odds were stacked against them, despite acknowledging the existence of legal avenues to challenge results in certain constituencies where they believe they have sufficient evidence of fraud.
But while most insist the rallies are necessary, a silent few in PR have agreed that it is time to move on and admit defeat before Malaysians begin to regard their leaders as sore losers.
“What can I say? How many times can we expect our supporters to come out for these rallies? Eventually, this anger will fizzle out and we must move on.
“The fact of the matter is that we are not the government of the day and, yes, we do recognise the election results, despite what some of our leaders are saying,” one senior PR leader told The Malaysian Insider on condition of anonymity.
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 16:33
ANWAR CALLS FOR CALM: Latest Umno racism meant to derail fraudulent GE13 protest
Written by Anwar Ibrahim
A week has lapsed since the 13th General Elections where yet another wave of change of Tsunamic proportions was unleashed.
But this change, which should have been a change in government, was forestalled by the systemic fraud perpetrated by Najib’s UMNO-BN which robbed Pakatan Rakyat of its rightful victory.
Let the UMNO corrupters be warned: the suppression of the people’s will may work temporarily but like a can with a limited shelf life, it will not work forever. That’s because when the will of the people prevails, nothing short of divine intervention can stop it.
You cannot put the people to sleep forever. Sooner or later they will awaken. On 5th May, they signalled their awakening with a resounding vote for Pakatan – and no matter what Najib and UMNO choose to call it, there is no doubt in anyone’s mind that this is a Malaysian tsunami. And as Black 505 shows, it will not stop until our ends are reached.
Even Malays who voted for PR not spared
By venting out racist outbursts, Najib effectively gave the order to his supremacist minions to go on the war path against not just the Chinese community but the Malay and other communities who did not vote them. The Chinese majority DAP is labelled a chauvinist party while the Malay-Muslim dominated PAS is branded as traitor to race and religion. KEADILAN – multiracial with a strong Malay-Muslim presence – is ridiculed as a proxy for DAP with me taking the grand prize of being Public Enemy No. 1 and traitor to King and country.
In the run up to 13th GE, the incessant personal attacks against Pakatan leaders were orchestrated by the highest echelons in the media working hand in glove with the powers that be. They spun a web of lies and deceit to poison the minds of the people with the endless playback of fabricated material. But under this torrent of lowly, spurious and immoral acts of subterfuge, they swore on their mothers’ wombs that they would not play the race and religion card. Yes, they did so and with great aplomb, paraded their racist Perkasa but ‘now born again truly Malaysian’ candidates.
They kept their word for a week or two but only to break loose like a Pandora’s Box unable to hold back any more all that pent up bile and hatred. Hence, hardly a couple of hours after their self-declared victory they let loose their racist dogs of war to spew their poison on the people.Ex-judge and Najib’s hand-picked chief racist Zul Noordin
Sunday’s tirade by a former senior judge plus the hysterical declaration of a failed election candidate handpicked by Najib that the DAP is responsible for the May13th riots must surely be considered to be deliberate acts of provoking hatred against a racial group, if nothing more.
The desperate but utterly reckless acts of incitement to racist hatred and religious fear are now revived with a vengeance…..
But over and above crime and punishment through legislation is the moral imperative that the task and duty of societal cohesion and harmony falls on the shoulders of every citizen, what more on community leaders be they elected or self-appointed. When human conduct runs the risk of causing great harm, laws are necessary. But compliance for fear of legal sanctions is not fool proof. Just like fighting corruption, we must be guided by the moral imperative to do what we know is inherently right and to shun what is wrong – whether or not the eyes of the law are watching us.Stay united & fight racism as we would fight corruption
So I call on all right-minded Malaysians – be they Malay, Chinese, Indian, Dayak or Kadazan or any other ethnic group – to reject the racist Barisan Nasional – because another moment longer with this evil coalition is another moment longer with a party that is doomed to bring this nation to ruin.
Why be an accessory or be complicit to evil in the spreading of racial discontent and causing disharmony when you can be on the right side of history?
This indeed is a moral imperative. The Pakatan leaders are committed to this creed to unify all Malaysians. We have come together with the people by dint of our unshakable sense of conviction not for power or office but for the well-being and future of our beloved nation. Here’s our clarion call to you: stand up and be counted.
Stand up for Bangsa Malaysia.
Anwar Ibrahim is the PKR adviser
Malaysian students in Melbourne also organized a solidarity protest
The Opposition-led ‘Black 505’ rallies are spreading in Malaysia. On May 8, 2013, tens of thousands gathered in Kuala Lumpur, the country’s capital, to protest the outcome of the recent election which gave the administration coalition a slim majority. Three days later on May 11, another massive rally was organized in Penang which was attended by more than 80,000 people. In Ipoh, 30,000 joined a similar protest. Rallies were also held in Kedah and Perak.
‘Black 505’ refers to the May 5 General Election which was tainted by allegations that the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition committed massive electoral fraud to remain in power. BN lost in the popular voting but it still retained majority of the parliament seats. BN has ruled Malaysia since the 1950s.
Susan Loone observed the ‘Black 505’ rally in Penang:
Quite surprisingly, 85 percent of the multiracial crowd were young men and women, who came as early as 6pm, arriving in cars and motorbikes, carrying various party flags and banners, blowing their plastic vuvuzelas noisily in the packed stadium
Penang-Boy sees hope in the presence of young people in the rally:
I am very happy to hear that 85 percent at the rally were young Malaysians. It gives me hope that what we may not achieve now will be achieved by them. We need to change, to be truly Malaysians. Ubah!
Appum urges the government to discard race politics
I think the BN government should sit up and take note of the large crowd and do something more positive than keep harping on race.
The commenter might be referring to the remark of the Prime Minister who blamed Chinese voters for the loss of several administration candidates.
Using the hashtag #black505, we get the views of some Malaysian twitter users:
@Sandeep_D7 The rally yesterday was yet another spectacular one. The voices & spirit, just unbelievable.Penangites, we rock! #ubah #black505
Frog who jumped into the UMNO pond wants to strip Anwar of his citizenship…
Free Malaysia Today
‘Strip Anwar’s citizenship’
Former Penang DCM Fairuz Khairuddin, now with Umno, wants a motion to be tabled in parliament to make Anwar stateless for causing chaos in the country.
PETALING JAYA: PKR’s former deputy chief minister in Penang, Fairuz Khairuddin, today called for Anwar Ibrahim’s citizenship to be stripped if the latter continues to cause chaos in the country.
Fairuz, a former close aide of Anwar, was quoted by Umno-Online today as saying that Anwar was a threat to the security of the nation following his mass rallies nationwide to protest against alleged electoral fraud.
“If Anwar continues to instigate the people to break and challenge the sovereignty of the country’s laws, the implication of which will be chaos, then a motion to strip him of his citizenship must be tabled in parliament,” Fairuz was quoted in the Umno mouthpiece.
Fairuz also suggested that Malaysia’s security and peace can be guaranteed without Anwar.
Fairuz was appointed as the Penang DCM 1 after the 2008 general election but he soon quit his post and party, citing personal issues. He then joined Umno in 2010.
Fairuz today said that a motion must be brought in the parliament to strip off Anwar’s citizenship if the latter “continues to break the laws by provoking and acting in seditious manner”.
He added that MPs must be brave to table such a motion as Anwar’s acts are detrimental to the safety and security of Malaysia.
“If Anwar continues to instigate the people to break the law which can lead to chaos and unrest, the motion to strip his citizenship must be tabled.
“This will ensure that the nation’s peace, safety and secutiry are protected…I am convinced Anwar will not stop instigating the people from breaking the law,” he added.
CNN News: Malaysia Election Fraud Rally
CNN censor news to Malaysia. This video was captured by someone in the UK…
Did Anwar’s Tweet Change the Course of History?
(Mahathir) didn’t expect the Chinese to dump BN in such a scale. That was why he was emotional and upset about the Chinese, so much so that he didn’t hold back in accusing the Chinese “rejected the hand of friendship” extended by (UMNO) Malays, never mind it was not true in the first place. He was seen openly and deliberately provoking Malays against the Chinese. Obviously it would be to BN’s advantage if Malays start to distrust the Chinese.
You don’t need to be a genius to predict that Chinese will once again become UMNO’s punching bag in its coming general assembly. In fact, Mahathir thought it would be a waste of time to recapture Chinese votes by way of sweet-talk them. If the only way to divide the Malays and Chinese is to play racist card again, so be it. The Chinese needs to be intimidated in order for them to go back in droves to BN’s arm like herd of sheep.
Anwar Ibrahim realizes that Mahathir’s latest extreme racial game will have a huge impact on his coalition and he needs to diffuse it fast. If the Chinese do not get the backing from their Malay comrades, they would be too scare to throw their support for PR again in the future. Pakatan Rakyat would be history come next 14th general election. That was why Anwar called for a mega rally, the first after election, to rubbish the “Chinese Tsunami” scare tactic trumpeted by both Mahathir and Najib. Some speculated the reason why police flip-flop about permit requirement for yesterday’s rally, held in Kelana Jaya stadium, was to embarrass Anwar Ibrahim as the spooked Chinese and partners, DAP and PAS, would most probably not present.
However, despite last minute notice, the stadium was packed to the brim. Social media research group Politweet.org estimated the crowd size in and around the stadium at between 64,000 and 69,000, given that the stadium capacity is about 25,000. Some claimed there were easily 100,000 people who answered the call last night, with thousands more stuck in traffic and couldn’t make it to the stadium. If Anwar and Najib administration’s objective was to test the waters as to the relevance of Pakatan Rakyat post 13th general election, the people particularly the young chaps have overwhelmingly given their endorsement to the leadership of Anwar to continue the struggle, judging from Wednesday’s mind-boggling success.
Anwar can now replicate the same rally to other towns throughout the country in order to push the momentum going. Armed with 51.4% of popular votes against BN’s 48.6%, Anwar is set to spread the message of PR’s victory being stolen. Anwar knows that the “flames of desire” amongst the youngsters is his only hope if he still wish to become the country’s 7th prime minister. If there’s one person who knows how to rally people by taking advantage of their sentiments, that person has to be Anwar Ibrahim.
@sabahmajujaya: Asia Times Online :: Rallies replace riots in Malaysia: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/SEA-01-130513.html#.UZDIXa5MxRw.twitter
May 13, ’13
Rallies replace riots in Malaysia
By Chin Huat Wong
Now, in 2013, young adults and even teenagers are marching in high spirits to the opposition rallies, almost as if they are attending dance parties. Ironically, politics now unites Malaysians who yearn for change regardless of their ethnic and cultural backgrounds. In the first black-clad rally held in Kelana Jaya, where some 120,000 reportedly attended, a group of Malays shouted “we are Chinese” in response to Utusan Malaysia’s racial hate-mongering.
Personified by the marching multi-ethnic youth clad in black, Malaysia has finally left behind the threat of ethnic riots after 44 years. Najib may believe that his party and coalition won the 2013 election, but anyone who has seen the recent rally crowds will conclude otherwise: they have lost a generation and the popular mandate to rule.
Anwar vows more rallies to challenge BN mandate
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has pledged more rallies across the country for a “national consensus” to question the legitimacy of the re-elected Barisan Nasional (BN) government over allegations of electoral fraud, starting with Penang this weekend.
He told over 60,000 people at a rally in Stadium MBPJ here last night that their attendance would send a message to BN that its lacklustre election victory was not due to a “Chinese tsunami” as Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had said, but a “Malaysian tsunami” of all races.
“I want to show Najib this is not a Chinese battle, this is not a Malay battle. We will go to every corner of this country to show we have the support of Malaysians,” Anwar said in a rousing speech.
Observers said the multiracial crowd that packed like sardines into the stadium — usually with a capacity of 25,000 — reflected his claim. The roads outside the stadium were a giant parking lot for kilometres as more tried to cram into the stadium.
A mixed group of young people who had just met held up placards reading “Cina Kawan Saya” and “Melayu Kawan Aku” while they took a photograph together.
Khamis Ahmad Kamil, a 67-year-old ex-soldier, told The Malaysian Insider: “What was Najib talking about? There are so many races here. Everyone is here sitting and standing for one thing — clean elections.”
A view of the crowd at last night’s rally. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng
Anwar told the crowd: “There are people who ask me to retreat, but I want to tell you, Pakatan Rakyat (PR) won! Because PR won, I will never retreat!”
The swelling crowd was alive with energy and a sense that an injustice had been done, as Anwar added a new battle cry to his already-formidable ammunition: “Suara rakyat, suara keramat!”
“I see all these people here, and I am surprised how Pakatan can lose with all this support. How is it that BN can win? They must have made a mistake. I want a recount, or a re-election,” ex-soldier Khamis also said.
Another view of the huge crowd at last night’s rally. — Picture by Saw Siow FengAnwar urged the crowd not to be afraid through the coming weeks, saying: “We are on the side of a just, peaceful struggle against a corrupt and arrogant Umno/BN.”
The rally was attended by several personalities including Anwar’s eldest daughter and Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar, DAP leader and Gelang Patah MP Lim Kit Siang, and Bandar Tun Razak MP and former Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.