Monday, January 24, 2011

Hormati Suara Rakyat Selangor Rally

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Heavy rain pour in today's event made it harder for people to participate in the HSRS rally. In the end, less than 500 people showed up, despite having various NGOs participating in that event including the NUBE, who were distributing flyers showing discimination on Maybank employees, Justice for Teoh Beng Hock, Bersih 2.0 and several assemblymen of the state. 

Heavy rain also caused some slight technical problems to the audio equipment and a delay of the start of show by about 1 hour. However, the good thing was, although planned to start early, it ended promptly before 7 pm.Various speakers today have also declared that the proposed amendment is more of returning the power back to the people since it was taken away following the 1993 amendment of removal of the rulers power and privileges. The whole event has been summarized in a Malaysiakini report.

There was a pre-recorded message by Raja Petra prior to the start of the event, which describes the necessity of the people to wake up and move forward, echoed by what former Perak MB Nizar said later on. The presence of constitution-expert Professor Aziz Bari was intended to summarize the proposed amendments to the state Constitution but it was emphasized  that it's not absolute monarchy.

Nizar at the end of his talk with his words "Hancur hancur"

There were digs at Khusrin by Khalid Samad and Nizar over how unqualified Khusrin is and how Putrajaya attempts to run over the procedure of the state's call on deciding the state secretary citing how Putrajaya let the Perak state secretary Abdul Rahman Hashim sabotaging everything.
More pics of the event at this link.

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