Public talk in Penang: It’s time for Bersih!


Pass the word around and see you there!

And to mark Bob Dylan winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, this might be appropriate:

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David Loman

In an online posting, Catholic Bishop Paul urged Malaysians to take part in the rally and “to claim [Malaysia] back from destructive leaders”. Bishop Paul, who is head of the Catholic Church’s Malacca-Johor diocese, said that taking part in Bersih was a citizen’s right and not a matter of party politics, not of supporting BN nor the divisive opposition. “Tell the politicians to grow up” Bishop Paul said. His posting sparked criticism from Parti Cinta Malaysia leader Huan Cheng Guan who urged the bishop to focus more on church matters rather than meddling into political matters irrelevant to religion. The… Read more »


Good to see the Bishop speaking up for rakyat.
Hopefully those Islamic muftis could do likewise.

David Loman

Bersih rally not a problem, can be part of tourism product – DS Nazri

David Loman

‘Chimes of Freedom’ is a Bob Dylan protest song that uses imagery from natural disasters, like wind, lightning and hurricanes, to tell a bigger story. In ‘Chimes of Freedom,’ Dylan uses lyrics like, “Tolling for the rebel / Tolling for the rake / Tolling for the luckless / The abandoned an’ forsaked / Tolling for the outcast / Burnin’ constantly at stake,” to draw parallels between those who are treated unjustly or are downtrodden, the thunder booming in sympathy for these people, who Dylan identifies with.

David Loman

Bob Dylan’s song ‘Blowing In The Wind’ was the subject of a homily by Pope John Paul II, the only time a pop song had prompted such a sermon. In it, the pontiff said, “You say the answer is blowing in the wind, my friend. So it is: but it is not the wind that blows things away. It is the wind that is the breath and life of the Holy Spirit, the voice that calls and says, ‘Come!'”


We need wind of change to blow our way.
Times are for changing, no more GST regime.


A good place to get our Bersih t-shirts.
Not sure if Jamal and his red gang will be there to cause disturbance.