Some says, yes. Some says no. Everyone has their own reasons behind such answers.
Is BERSIH a political movement? I would say yes. Why? One of their official aim is to force a better elections. When it comes to elections, yes, political motives will somehow be involved. Especially when it is backed by political party. Worse, if backed by unsatisfied losing political party (but full of praise ONLY when they won).
Is Malaysian election clean? Is Malaysian election is that bad? Again, some say yes, some vice versa. However, can someone tell me, which part in this world that having NO issues at all during elections? Even USA having their moments. And for some certain views, even a class monitor election can be “dirty”.
Yes, a better election is needed and to be ensured from time to time.
However, I don’t think the methodology used by BERSIH is correct. An illegal demonstration led by one of those knowing the law is much more worse. Ambiga knows the law. She studied it. Technically she knows what can be done, what cannot be done. Moreover she is a professional. Correct me if I am wrong, should not a professional be professional in doing things? Is this a set of good example?
Furthermore, IF really our electoral process is too corrupted, I am pretty sure Pakatan Rakyat would not have even a seat or two. Reality check? Pakatan Rakyat has won seats over and over times again. Better still, ruling 4 states out of 13!
IF really SPR is not trying to ensure our electoral process done in a best manner possible, I am pretty sure that Barisan Nasional would not lose many Parliament seats during GE12.
This question also keep on lingering on my mind.. is the definition of clean electoral process occurs ONLY when Pakatan Rakyat wins 100% or a win that enable them ruling Malaysia?
IF the definition depends on Pakatan Rakyat wins then only the electoral process is okay, it is certainly a very bad definition. IF the definition by meaning 100% win by Pakatan Rakyat, certainly it is much worse.
Now, let us talk on medium of spreading the political aspirations to the public. Some claimed that media in Malaysia are biased towards Barisan Nasional. Is that so? If really the said media is so powerful, how come Barisan Nasional lose their grounds during GE12 and some by-elections after that? Further, can somebody explain to me HOW did Pakatan Rakyat manage to get big wins when they claimed to be at disadvantage state (by not having electronic media backing them up)?
Is electronic media really that important to Pakatan Rakyat? If they do, here is my frank advice – correct your current media publications content.
With Pakatan Rakyat’s current media content, I am very much certain the people will see the disaster of media publication in the history of Malaysia. More than 80% certainty of news on the worst of Barisan Nasional and the best of Pakatan rakyat without no flaw at all. Nearly all column will be filled with political stories and agenda.
So far, I hardly see reports in their own media criticizing leaders on their half of not doing their job well. Bad news? All about Barisan Nasional. Shortages? All about Barisan Nasional. So, where is the freedom and fairness of reports in them?
Do remember that this blog capture both end of media reporting. And to some extent, the contradicting reports made are from their own media.
Speaking of which, here is my next question… IF an electronic media is granted to Pakatan Rakyat for FREE, how will Pakatan Rakyat fund their TV station?
So far, Pakatan Rakyat always claimed they are short of funds. Much in their sessions, donations is asked. If they have a TV station, will the TV sustained? Or will it share the same fate as Metrovision (not long time ago)? If they have a plan of sustaining their TV, do you think big players will place an advert at pro Pakatan Rakyat TV with current content?
Under all these circumstances that I can think of for now.. IS BERSIH DEMONSTRATION A NEED IN MALAYSIA?
To some, can you guarantee that this demo BERSIH of yours can guarantee no one, no businesses, no public properties will be harmed and in danger? If you do, care to explain why so many NGOs relating to business are against BERSIH demonstration? In fact, they are all against any illegal demonstration.
Just a coincidence to ponder….When Barisan lose, they don’t put blame on SPR or people. However, when Pakatan Rakyat loses, all blames go to SPR and people. Why???
Question on the street: Why do we need an illegal demonstration when we can cast our vote (and Barisan Nasional lose at many seats)?