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A Samad Said’s Poem
Semakin lara kita didera bara -
kita laungkan juga pesan merdeka:
Demokrasi sebenderang mentari
sehasrat hajat semurni harga diri.
Lama resah kita – demokrasi luka;
lama duka kita – demokrasi lara.
Demokrasi yang angkuh, kita cemuhi;
suara bebas yang utuh, kita idami!
Dua abad lalu Sam Adams berseru:
(di Boston dijirus teh ke laut biru):
Tak diperlu gempita sorak yang gebu,
diperlu hanya unggun api yang syahdu.
Kini menyalalah unggun sakti itu;
kini merebaklah nyala unggun itu.
National laureate A Samad Said today decried police investigations into his poem recital during a Bersih 2.0 event and said the authorities are now treating poetry as a weapon.
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Executive committee member Lokman Noor Adam claimed he led 600 Umno Youth members at 10.30 last night, blocking the street in front of the PKR headquarters as they chanted loudly in the night.
He said the gathering of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur Umno Youth members was to “send a clear message to PKR that we are not afraid and we are ready to meet them even earlier.
PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution told The Malaysian Insider that 300 Umno Youth members, mostly on motorcycles, had travelled from as far as Shah Alam but were not stopped by police despite waving Umno flags.
“They gave a speech outside, threatening that if the Bersih rally proceeds, they will harm Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim,” he said, referring to the Bersih chief and PKR de facto leader respectively.
“They also threatened to burn down our HQ,” the Machang MP said, adding that he had lodged a police report at the police station a few doors down.
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Supporters urged to don yellow in Bersih ‘warm up’
Thursday, June 23 @ 02:05:52 CDT
Supporters are asked to wear yellow on June 25 and July 2, two Saturdays before the July 9 rally.
The Coalition for Free and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) today urged its supporters to don yellow shirts on the two Saturdays leading up to the mammoth rally scheduled for July 9.
In a widely circulated text message, Bersih 2.0 asked supporters to “paint the nation yellow” in a warm up to the rally in Kuala Lumpur to hand over a petition seeking royal intervention for electoral reform.
“You need not assemble (on June 25 and July 2), but wherever you may be, put on your Bersih 2.0 t-shirt on those days,” the text message reads.
With Bersih 2.0 T-shirts currently on sale, a PKR Youth member Razali Abdul Ghaffar was hauled up by police about half an hour yesterday to give his statement for selling the t-shirts.
According to PKR Selangor information chief Shuhaimi Shafie, Razali was approached by police officers outside of a Pakatan Rakyat ceramah in Sungai Merab, Sepang.
”He told me that police confiscated two T-shirts, took him to the police station and asked him where he got the T-shirts and who is he is selling it for.
”He is just a small trader trying to make extra money. It appears that you cannot say the word Bersih any more, can’t use the word ‘yellow’, can’t wear or sell yellow T-shirts,” he said.
Shuhaimi, who is also Sri Muda assemblyperson, added that an officer from the Sepang district police station asked him this morning to give a statement on the matter.
”I will most likely give my statement tomorrow as I am not free today,” he said.When contacted, Razali said that the police took the T-shirts as “samples”.
“The officers who approached me were in plainclothes and when I asked for their authorisation card, I noticed one of them still carried his civilian identity card,” he said of the incident which happened at about 10pm last night.
The full-time trader added that the police told him that it is “wrong to sell Bersih 2.0 T-shirts and to encourage people to go to the rally on July 9.”