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The crowd at the rally
Malaysians and the world must be idiots! Only 500 at May 1 Anti-GST Rally!

QUICK TAKE: If Malaysians had hoped for the Umno-led Barisan Nasional (BN) federal government to be nudged into change and reformation after the 13th General Election (GE13), forget it.

BN is the proverbial stubborn mule. One need not look far to confirm BN to be as stubborn as a mule.

The mainstream print media coverage of the May 1 Anti-GST (Goods and Services Tax) Rally clearly shows how cowed the government propaganda print is.

The government media is not only impotent, it insults the intelligence of Malaysians and the world.

The government-owned or controlled media are headed by spineless editors who care not for the integrity and long-term sustainability of their organisation but their position.

In so doing, there is simply no iota of journalistic professionalism and shame by the government media.

How else would one see the pathetic situation of the government media in reporting that only 500 people turned up for the rally?

Are Malaysians and the world blind? Or is the government media claiming that the pictures in news portals and social media are doctored to project the mammoth crowd?

Disgrace is not even the appropriate word to describe the government media. Pariah should be more like it.

Is it any wonder then that the circulation and readership of the mainstream print media in Malaysia are experiencing a free fall?

The mammoth turnout of Malaysians, the majority being Malays, has only confirmed the growing alienation of the rakyat from BN.

The streets of the federal capital were polluted by the sound of loud trumpets and car honks by a conservative estimate of more than 20,000 people.

The participants were seen carrying banners and posters which read “Bantah GST” and “Sokong Hudud” among others.

The elderly, youths, children and even infants with their parents gathered as early as 11am.

The BN lost its traditional two-thirds majority in Parliament for the first time in GE12 in 2008.

The coalition continued to ignore the rakyat’s warning that they are not happy with the way they and the country are being governed.

BN’s popularity continued to deteriorate in GE13, losing for the first time in electoral history the popular vote. But BN still managed to occupy Putrajaya with a minority vote due to the advantage of gerrymandering.

One would have expected GE13 to jolt BN out of its slumber, immediately go for change and transformation to win back the confidence of Malaysians to check the rot in political relevance.

Instead, the Malaysian mule continues with “business as usual” and its politics of intimidation on the rakyat.

What’s in store for GE14?

Comments
anak petagas posted on Fri, 02 May 2014 - 23:58

The idiots are those who know but sitting back in the comfort of their homes and do nothing.
tng posted on Fri, 02 May 2014 - 19:59

I consider those who doesn't know how GST works and yet go protest on street to be idiots. Going by that definition, majority of those there that day are idiots.
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