I bet some of you didn’t know about the toll hike protest/demostration held in Sunway. I knew about the protest through Jeff Ooi’s blog — Screenshots and others politically-aware and issue driven blogs (links are on the right, under ‘Blogs That Matter’). It’s good to see Malaysians exercising OUR RIGHTS as citizens, regardless of RACE.
I had wanted to go. Then I totally forgot about it when the new semester in UKM started. I got caught up with all the mumbo-jumbo that comes with a new sem… and got depressed.
Most of my friends and I are in the middle class. Perhaps most of us are in the middle-upper class. What this means is that we hate the toll hike and we feel cheated. However, it is more or less of an inconvenience to us. We can afford the toll, just buy less Nike and Vincci. To the couple and many others, the toll hike is not just an inconvenience, it is a threat to their livelihood… a threat to their survival.
BTW, you didn’t read anything about the street protest in the mainstream newspaper, right? Stupid gahmen owned paper! Biased like sh*t! That why I have to put this up here, so you guys know about these issues that those stupid-dumb-dumb papers don’t report! Go read The Sun. Forget about NST, the Star, Berita Harian, Sin Chew, Nan Yang and worst of all, Metro. The Sun is the only paper that is fair and has the guts to criticise the gahmen.
Time to make a difference… Rock The Vote! Register to VOTE!
P.S. If you go look at the photos… The police in red helmets are riot police. This time, I read from other bloggers that they did not whack anyone up. They were very professional. In fact, some reported that they kam-ching with the protesters after the protest. I guess they feel the pinch of toll hike too. Hah hah!