2142: An Ipoh resident reports just 12 hours ahead of what could be an eventful Perak State Assembly sitting:
I have just returned from a (look-see around) Ipoh town and the Perak SUK area. And my, oh my, unbelievable(!), the whole place is as quiet and peaceful as ever! So different from 7 May “BlackMalaysia” day.
No barbed-wire barricades seen anywhere, not under the trees, behind lamp-posts nor those police cones. I didn’t even see one policeman along the route except a patrol car and a few manning the entrance;… three huge dark blue police trucks (were) parked in the compound under some trees.
Malaysian Insider, however, reports that tight security measures are in place, and a court order has been obtained barring the public from entering a 50-metre radius of the complex.
It’s a sad time we live in when the public has to be barred from nearing what is supposed to one of the pillars of democratic governance, the legislature. It tells us how far we have strayed from real democracy.