I arrived punctually at the venue with TWO YOUNGISH OPPOSITION MEMBERS who I got to know some three years back; they had recently campaigned vigorously for Bukit Kepayang candidate from DAP (Sdr Cha won...) whose office sits just 200metres from the Stage of the evenit at Oakland Commercial Park. Arriving at about 8.15PM, 15minutes behind trhe scheduled programme was to start, and almost all the chairs placed 100meters deep and some 30meters wide (Desi's estimates, + or - 10 to 20% OK, -lah!) had been taken. There was a carnival atmosphere and many temporary stalls -- drinks, food and knick-knacks and T-shirts, most saleable were the tees in BLACK, with Ubah theme, and the V:4VENDETTA MASKS The attendees comprised a good mix of Malaysians of Chinese, Malay and Indian descents pl;us maybe other mixes, BUT THE ETHNICITY really did not matter as the crowd mingled freely and noisily light it was ONE, BIG PICNIC OUTING!
By the time the Emcee -- obviously very experienced, I know not his name, sorry! -- he really charged up the crowd who responded roaring after him with mantras of "Reformasi! Undur UMNO, UNdur BN, Hidup, Hidup and Hidup Rakayt", etc so that by the time the Seremban-based PR speakers took the stage, it was more like a CONCERT with different acts lasting 5 to 10minues each.The team from KL/Selangor was in full steam, comprising Seri Setia ADUN Nik Nazmi, another Selangor ADUN -- the only rose for the night -- Elizabeth Wong, plus popular MP for Batu Tian Chua; a highly eloquent speaker was a PAS (?) MP from Kedah whose name I could not recall now, sorry2!
(Digressing a byte, BTW, just for the record, NIK NAZMI who organised the first Blackout 505 Rally at Kelana Jaya was earlier in the morning charged in court under the Peaceful Assembly Act.Nik for allegedly failing to give 10 days notice to the police before the Suara Rakyat Suara Keramat or Black505 rally was held on May 8. Nik Nazmi was of the opinon that the charge against him was politically motivated.)
I would urge my ER to surf to GREENBOC.blogspot.com via this LINK:
to ENJOY the event VISUALLY, as the media maxim holds: A picture is worth a Thousand words!
The highlight of the night -- as with all the preceding FIVE rallies from number 1 at Kelana Jaya, PJ -- was of course DS ANWAR IBRAHIM who spoke for about one hour. I would put the crowd present then at about 45,000 to 50,000, again plus/minus 10-20percent K!
I left the event quite "re-energised" to keep the spirit for CHANGE/UBAH fired up in the belly, expanding several bytes; my TWO young friends said they ENJOYED every minue of it! Yes, they were truly at home with some 50% of the artendees from around their age group ranging from 20 to 30.... I BELIEVE THERE IS "HOPE" for MALAYSIA YET -- for the YoungOnes are truly engaged and awakened to their home political landscape and they want to make a difference with their boisterous shouts of "REFORMASI" and "UBAH" that rang through the air rhoughout the three-hour outing.
G'Nite, GodBless Malaysia, YL, Desi, firstname.lastname@example.orgAM!
After forty+eighty winks, Desi surfed to sarawho.com and now enhanced this post @8.44AM -- see how heART Desi works for THee, and it's Gratis SUMmore, SO YOU ER, bollowing2 from that useless sheet umno-owned&abused UM:( WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT? -- by bollowing from fellow BUMmer alditta.blogspot.com, and the dictum A PICTURE SPEAKS A THOUSAND WORDS apllies. Now I'm adjourning for my CONtinental BF -- anywan paying? &Kambing, you KAPitaLIST like me on wickedends? -- YL, Desi