Jul 6, 2008

Protes Rally and Bernama's Reporting

Was shocked to read this report by the National News Agency Bernama on the Protes Rally at Kelana Jaya titled "Thousands Attend Rally Protesting Fuel Price Hike. The title is perfectly normal but the introduction started off by saying that the event was organised by Opposition parties and Extremist Organization.

And another statement follows here; "The presence of the police and other authorities around the stadium helped to ensure that the rally participants, some of whom were seen to be aggressive, did not resort to any mischief."

This is by far the most peaceful Rally ever and had a fun and carnival like atmosphere with live band and performances and we had not seen a single policeman or soldier in and around the stadium and people of the neighbourhood were coming to the rally with their families.

This is mischevious reporting from Bernama for the full report go here; http://web7.bernama.com/bernama/v3/news.php?id=344298


When we were there in the morning about 11am there were about 10000 people in the stadium and when we left after the Lion Dance performance at about 4 pm the crowd had swell to about 15000.

The protest continued into the night and when Anwar Ibrahim, Lim Kit Siang and company was there we were informed that the crowd was about 30000 people.

Some photos from TVSmith;

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