Blogger Whisperer sizes up the scene on Day Four of the RPK trial:
The crowd was more than usual this morning with many new faces adding to our undying support for RPK. Say or think what you like… there is something special about this crowd. They are there for one common cause and yeah, they are extremely sentimental about it too. That explains the daily atmosphere around the courthouse. And it is this sentiment that moves many to tears everyday. By all means, it certainly has nothing to do with sympathy here. Those who were present should understand what I mean here. All the gestures (big or small) come purely from the heart….
Nurul Izzah made her appearance with her small entourage today. She took time to mingle with us before she left. Over the past four days, we have had Lim Kit Siang, Ronnie Liu (daily basis), Anwar with Wan Azizah, and Teresa Kok gracing this hearing. I don’t remember meeting so many parliamentarian in such a short span in my entire life. Good change, eh?
Fellow blogger Antares of Magickriver made his way here from Kuala Kubu Baru. Indeed an honour to have him around. The Whisperer? Friend of Paula, he asked. Sharp mind he has there, I said to myself. This is what blogosphere and Raja Petra can bring us… The Sense of Oneness through One Common Cause.
Another interesting day. Well, at least it is for me. Read more here.
Blog reader [email protected] chips in with this report:
Arrived 10.20am; the court had just reconvened five minutes earlier. As usual, the room was packed. Couldn’t get in. More people were present today and more new faces too. Great! Keep ’em coming.
Those outside the court house had the opportunity to mingle with great minds like Din Merican and the faithful bloggers. These are real rakyat who are down-to-earth and a humble lot. A sense of euphoria was in the air as more and more people are turning up each day.
Inside the court house, each bench, which is meant for five people, is now occupied by seven. Half-way through, another group of people was asked to vacate the room because they were standing. Too bad. Anyway, many smaller groups are visible now, sharing and discussing what went on inside the room.
The hearing ended at about noon, unusually early. Habis, habis, hari ini. “That’s it for today?” I asked.
Ya, ya, came the joyous reply from those getting out of the room.
It’s a nice feeling this time around. Better get in to greet Pete and family, I thought. At this point, many were lining up inside the room to do the same. I was so tempted to take a picture, but let’s not abuse the law, right? So no pictures-lah.
Pete was in high spirits. The family support remains as strong as ever; so is the solidarity from supporters.
Okay, now to quckly get out and try to take pictures of RPK as he’s about to leave the room. What do you know: unable to take pictures because the van is parked behind the court house. All the journalists and photographers were clicking away just as the van turned out and began its journey to ‘?’
By then, groups of supporters with banners were there to say goodbye for yet another day. Though the van was tinted and RPK was blind-folded, we all understood it’s not important because by now, RPK and us are already communicating in spirit. RPK knows and we all know, we are family and we are bonded as one.
The crowd cheered and gave a standing ovation to RPK’s lawyers for doing a fine job. Marina was holding bunch of flowers from well wishers and some took the opportunity to have their photos taken with her.
Well, the day ended in high spirits. Yes, people, we shall prevail! Next court session on Monday, 13 October, 9.00am. Be there!! Get your T-shirts when you arrive. (P.S. I don’t earn commission, okay?) Just come as you are. Continue to show your support.