In the midst of doing some presentation, I got caught up by some BERSIH 3.0 articles on Facebook.
I've read many of them. Followed the event as much as I could. Read from as many point of views that I could find. Yet, I feel they are a bit too biased, hence I never really want to talk about it. But this one, I find it really.... Heartbreaking.
Forget Facebook dramas. Forget all the misleading comments, the verbal assaults, the insulting words, the controversial photos, the judgmental status, the heavily-biased opinions..
What has happened to our country, really? It's just sad. Everything now becomes politics. Religions, races, everything. If really, it is true that all those BERSIH demonstrators are on opposition side, and by that I mean have been and will be voting for opposition in the next General Election, then the government is in huge trouble.
But they are not. There were people who have been putting their faith in the government, years after years, hoping that things will improve, only to be let down again and again.
I remember saying something about BERSIH 2.0 last year. About not jumping into either side is also a stand. I believe it still is. It's just that when we have another rally like this time around, shouldn't that really mean that something is not right?
There are voices pleading to be heard. Voices of over 200 000 (or more) citizens.
And the harsh truth is that, these voices present physically during the rally also represented many other voices. Those not in Kuala Lumpur, those abroad. Now tell me, how many voices are that already?
May Allah forgive us all.