Salam and hello everyone. If you’re Malaysian, you obviously know about the Bersih 2.0 rally that had happened yesterday in capital city of Kuala Lumpur. If you’re “old people” who only seek information from one channel only and ignore the other alternative source of information channels, you might end up thinks the rally has caused a lot of trouble and Bersih 2.0 bring nothing except negative effect. I can assure this as I heard and see many of us are still don’t understand why we need Bersih 2.0. Please keep your attention that I didn’t mention about Bersih 2.0 rally, but what I want to bring up here is what Bersih 2.0′s demands or objectives.
So, please put aside about who organized this Bersih 2.0 rally, who are the leader, what the leader did in the past and what so ever. Let’s focus on more important issue about the current election system of our so-called democratic country Malaysia, which is what Bersih 2.0 is pointing out.
“I think it’s about time for people to stand up and be counted, (and state) how they feel about (the Bersih 2.0 rally),” – Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia. (Source)
So, dear my Mr. Prime Minister, let me state my standpoints on Bersih 2.0 issue. Personally, I’m against the rally. I say the rally. Not what the Bersih 2.0 is trying to fight regarding the current election system in Malaysia. Yes, different people have different way of accepting the issue on Bersih 2.0 and for me, rally is not my way. However, it doesn’t mean I have to totally push away what Bersih 2.0 is highlighting regarding Malaysia’s election system which needs a major reform for a more clean and transparent election system. Don’t get what I’m saying? Watch the video below.
So, do you get what I meant why we, Malaysian can’t totally reject what Bersih 2.0 is trying to change and highlight? For those who can’t understand the video which is in Malay, let me summarize it for you. Bersih 2.0 demand for:
- Clean the electoral roll
- Reform postal ballot
- Use of indelible ink
- Minimum 21 days campaign period
- Free and fair access to media
- Strengthen public institutions
- Stop corruption
- Stop dirty politics
The demands are nothing more than to improve and reform the weaknesses of the current election system and nothing to do with any individuals and political party. The demands if implemented are actually give advantages for all; rakyat, opposition and the ruling party. Again, please see Bersih 2.0 in positive perspective and be fair by not only referring to one channel for information and news. Do consider alternative sources for news and information, so you can do comparison and thinking more wisely and rational. Last but not least, don’t be an ignorant and don’t blinded your eyes from the truth and reality in front of you.