From what I hear there is invariably a little group close at hand at Speakers’ Square on Sundays – sometimes a little too close for comfort as Susan Loone of Malaysiakini found out during the launch of the Local Democracy Festival in Penang.
The group of about 20 this time around seemed unhappy about some MPPP enforcement action against unlicensed hawkers at the Esplanade and appeared to direct most of their displeasure at State Exco member for local government Chow Kon Yeow.
Chow had turned up to officiate at the launch of the Local Democracy Festival, a civil society initiative sponsored by the Penang state government.
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Pak Harun dare to speak up against the thugs from Perkasa. He is a real hero in the eyes of those malays who are bullied by the thuggery into submiting to Umno’s tactics of intimidation.
Is it not all part of the democratic process. Disruptions and censorship can be fond on the Nut graph, Malaysia Kini, Lim Kit Siang’s blog and others who do not like the tone of a contrarian argument. What they do then if they are forced to publish is to let their “Brown shirts” respond with insignificant and loud abuse and insults. Mostly in Chinglish. Lets not get too precious about this issue now shall we?
Violence, thuggery, gate crashing and disruption of an event or function are not part of the democratic process.
iF YOU NOTICE IT IS ALL THOSE (FROM A CERTAIN GROUP) THAT IS CAUSING ALL THE TROUBLE
Some events at Sunday Esplanade sponsored by Perkida / Perkasa.
Interesting for Penangites to be there every Sunday 5pm to see how some Malaysians have progressed after 55 years !
At least Encik Harun has more sense than those commotion creators.
Don’t know who Encik Harun, come over to Esplanade to get to know him. May be anilnetto.com can interview him. what say you ?