The most portent information that Bersih provided on April 28 is that people need not fear the regime anymore.
On April 28, the Najib government showed that it feared the people. The “capture” of Dataran Merdeka by ralliers is symbolic because it antecedes the breach of Putrajaya.
Just like Dataran Merdeka, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak can shout himself coarse and till blue in the face that he is determined to protect Putrajaya at all cost but remember Najib, you can only do that if you kill your own citizens.
Is Najib ready to bloody his hands just as Idi Amin and Mbotu and other third world potentates did?
This is a lesson to Najib. You can’t stop the rising awareness. The age of paying people is over.
People from as far and Sabah and Sarawak converged in the federal capital armed with one unifying nucleic element – awareness.
Bersih has the properties of being nucleic. Nucleic means Bersih functions as a means to providing the building blocks, to the formation of a larger organic life – a nation of free people who can and will exercise freedom of choice.
Bersih is nucleic in the sense it educates and enlightens feeding people with information leading to the eventual outcome – the overthrow of an unpopular regime.
Bersih transfers information from one generation to another.
A testimony of this was the composition of the crowd on April 28.
‘BN has lost the polls’
This time around, the participants included a large number of non-Malays. This shows Bersih is a unifying theme that cuts across ethnic barriers.
Keeping the barriers at Dataran Merdeka intact was an obsession with the BN regime. It wanted the people to disintegrate under racial confrontation.
But the fact that Bersih was able to bring Malaysians together has already struck terror to the racist policies of Umno and BN.
In addition, they are also now weighing in the shocking reality that 80% of Bersih participants were young people.
The question now is where is Najib getting his votes from? It can’t be from the youths if the rally participants are any yardstick.
It is my opinion and that of my mates that Najib, Umno and BN have lost tomorrow’s election today.
Najib must surely be shitting bricks now that his most prized possession, Dataran Merdeka, was breached despite the barricades and the presence of the police armed to the teeth with crowd repellant and dispersal instruments.
Najib’s government no longer exists as a government with credibility and legitimacy.
The most portent information that Bersih provided on April 28, is that people need not fear the regime anymore.
We salute all the Bersih participants who have struck terror into the hearts of the Umno and BN potentates.
The writer is a former Umno state assemblyman but joined DAP earlier this year. He is a FMT columnist.