Helicopter beams searchlight on 30,000-crowd

Helicopter beams searchlight on 30,000-crowd

This police chopper was one of a pair that circled continuously above the large crowd on Nomination Day (Photo credit: Abang Benet)

BUKIT JELUTONG, Permatang Pasir – A helicopter, believed to be a police chopper, beamed its searchlight over a crowd of about 30,000 listening to Anwar at a Pakatan ceramah just before he brought the curtain down at midnight yesterday.

“It’s okay, let them disturb us for a bit. I will complete my speech,” said Anwar earlier, as the helicopter clattered overhead. “It’s not always we get a helicopter in Permatang Pauh!”

Permatang Pasir, a state seat held by Pas, lies in the Malay heartland of Permatang Pauh. Thousands had gathered in a large open area in Bukit Jelutong, which was also filled by the huge travelling bazaar that follows Anwar’s ceramah everywhere. I saw stalls selling everything from nasi biriani, fried jackfruit and what looked like aphrodisiacs!

The presence of police helicopters over the last couple of days gives an indication of the size of the crowds during Nomination Day in Penanti on Saturday and the big ceramah here last night.

A huge Pas logo was featured on the backdrop of the stage circled by the colours of PKR. A few ustaz were seated on stage and as I waded my way through the crowded field – I had to park a mile away – I heard a young ustaz address the crowd. He related the tale of a king or royalty who had been wronged and had to undergo much suffering and hardship to prepare him for a leadership role. This figure the ustaz compared with Anwar:

“It is this suffering that Anwar is going through under very cruel circumstances. It is a test for Anwar and only after he has gone through such cruelty (kezaliman) would he be better qualified to lead the country. This trial, this cruelty is actually allowed (directed?) by God. Compare this to the present BN leaders who have never been victims of similar cruelty; no wonder they can inflict such cruelty on others.”

10 COMMENTS

  1. I’m used to these helicopters doing their show performances. Pity they are not painted black, because, then I’d take notice!! The trouble is the clattering overhead has been heard over our innocent codo resients so often…..the people disregard them and keep watching television.

    It is part of Kuala Lumpur’s environmental pollution, we are used to dirty streets, dirty tricks, dirty drains, dirty toilets, filthy smells….so what is the big deal, now we just look up from our balconies and say…”It’s one of those dirty helicopters.

    At night, at black night when babies are asleep, the stray dogs bark and tell you that one of these is roving around disturbing your peace and sleep with their grinding clatter. sometimes they are beaming searchligts and we are asleep…so what is it they are interested in spotting.

    I suggest that bullies should take on an even game…go after crimminals and not after innocent people. Hey policeman earn your wage by doing an honest job lab! Don’t just obey orders blindly.

    Have w nice Sunday with your own family, don’t disturb other peoples’.

     
  2. The presence of heavy police; the presence of Ministers
    and the helicopters hovering – all this shows that the bn
    is terriby worried and scared –

    In spite of all this, Saudara Anwar will win the Permatang Pau seat

    We pray.

     
  3. Asalamualaikum

    the chinese are 100% solidly supporting DSAI to be the next PM of Malaysia.

    to my malay and indian friends
    come let us together show and prove our solidarity and rally
    behind DSAI.

    forget about saiful sinful or whatever fool .

    just go all out and vote DSAI your MP and our next PM of all Malaysian.

    long live DSAI and may god bless you and your family.

    Ameen

     
  4. “It is this suffering that Anwar is going through under very cruel circumstances. It is a test for Anwar and only after he has gone through such cruelty (kezaliman) would he be better qualified to lead the country. This trial, this cruelty is actually allowed (directed?) by God. Compare this to the present BN leaders who have never been victims of similar cruelty; no wonder they can inflict such cruelty on others.”

    “To be tested and tried repeatedly is to be prepared for an eventual victory”

    Imam Al-Shaf’I

     

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