Sunday, November 20, 2016

Before and After the Storm of Bersih 5 Malaysia

On the eve of Bersih 5 of The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections known in Bahasa Malaysia name 'Bersih' , I started to make my facebook post below and subsequent posts will follow. My support for Bersih started from a painful experience of Bersih 2 in 9 July 2011 shared in an old blog post of mind found here.

Following my new style of reporting on events using facebook posts on my blog posts, I would advise readers who want to follow more details of my coverage, to see more pics,videos or commentaries, to click the icon for comments of the facebook post found at the bottom of each post. Using this new short cut presentation method is to help me save time for my work on getting my first book finished and published by next year of 2017! (Hey the year has my lucky number on it explained in my old Story of 7)


Afternoon Friday 18 Nov 2016

Night 18 Nov 2016

The video below shows the early activity of the Bersih members on the night before the official date of the Bersih gathering at Dataran Merdeka :



Sat 19 Nov 2016
The Day I cried filming the non-stop incoming groups of people marching into the KLCC Petronas Twin Towers area:


The people started to gather from 10am at Bangsar, Masjid Negara and Masjid Jamek LRT station on Jln Tun Perak. Those in Bangsar and Masjid Jamek were to march to Dataran Merdeka but they were blocked on the way. They finally joined the group at Jln Tun Perak by 2.30pm
The video below covers the activities in the Masjid Jamek LRT station area on Jln Tun Perak :


As the Bersih marchers could not access into Dataran Merdeka, a new place of gathering was decided by the Bersih leaders to be at KLCC. The video below covers the crowds of people gathered at the KLCC. It caused me to be emotional, having tears running down from my eyes saying, in the last part of the video below after the TalkLane logo appears, "58 years old, born in Malaysia and I never expected to live to see this day!"


The following posts were made in facebook :



As a blogger, I wrote a blog post some time back entitled, "Little America in MALAYSIA". It seems that on this day, I saw the fully reality of it!  There are however some slight differences as shared in my comment below :


A good Live coverage of Bersih 5 with a progressive timeline of photos and videos throughout the day can be viewed by clicking here.
Malaysians overseas did gather too as per this photo sent from my friends in Melbourne Australia getting ready to join their peaceful demonstration groups there.
22 Nov 2016

Maria Chin has been confined for 4 days already on this date by the police. A vigil for Maria started yesterday and will continue until she is freed.


My facebook profile photo was changed from the one earlier wearing the superman outfit carrying the Bersih 5 banner to a new one below :


28 Nov 2016

After 10 days of confinement, Maria Chin was freed on this day. Touching moments are recorded in the video below when she appeared to the crowd in Dataran Merdeka who have been gathering there nightly as a vigil for her.


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