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Thursday, May 07, 2009

BN 1 - Civil Society 0

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Today, May 7th 2009, will be a day that Malaysians will hopefully not forget anytime soon. Because today, another nail was forcibly hammered into the coffin housing a dying thing called Malaysian Democracy.

The events of earlier today may have been the successful completion of the power grab for the state of Perak by Barisan Nasional, that began earlier this year, and engineered by none other than our Prime Minister, Najib Abdul Razak.

But today, Walski thinks, will also be the day BN may have once and for all sealed their fate come GE 13.

Because of images like this.  

How BN removed Sivakumar, image hosting by Photobucket(additional BN rough play pix, and more, in the full post)

And this.

How BN removed Sivakumar, hosting by Photobucket

And not forgetting this.

Malaysians, in remembering today, should never forget these images. This is BN’s idea of democracy. Or at least, a higher-principle interpretation of it, as Zambry stated not so long ago. Whatever the fuck that means.

BN may have won the day. But they may just have signed their death warrant. Because unlike the shackled mainstream media, new media has a very long memory.

And no matter how good a Chief Minister Datuk Zambry Abdul Kadir turns out to be, the damage to his political career has already been done. Irreparably.

Let us also not forget the important role the police played in all this. Instead of being the impartial keepers of the peace, the police clearly took sides. And that, too, will stick in the minds of many.

Tian Chua's arrest
Arrests Galore

New media does not easily forget.

And you, Walski’s fellow Malaysians, shouldn’t ever, either.