Monday, July 11, 2011

七零九之狮城净选盟集会

在709这一天,当成千上万的你们热血和勇敢的站在第一阵线来对表达选举改革运动时,隔岸的我们也尽我们的所能为你们加油打气。 在Bersih 2.0 Singapore的号召下,在狮城工作的大马子民也在下午二至四时,穿着黄衬衫, 聚集在新加坡芳林公园(Hong Lim Park)的"演说角落"(Speaker's Corner)表示对“净选盟” Bersih 2.0的支持。 在这非正式的集会里,我们没有布条,没有标语,也没有演说, 就只是静静聚集在公园的各个角落,表示我们对干净与公平选举的支持。 虽然表面上我们是沉静的,但我们的内心却是热血沸腾的,焦虑的, 时时刻刻都在关心在吉隆坡街头的你们。我们不停的在上网,为的就是能得到第一手资讯,感觉上就有如与你们同在。

虽然今天出席的人数不多,但还是很高兴看到一班热爱大马的子民, 从岛国各个角落,不约而同,恕不相识的聚在一起。虽然大家身处国外,但内心还是深切的连系着毗岸的家乡。但愿马来西亚在不久的将来会有更干净与公平选举。祝福马来西亚明天会更好。

HIDUP BERSIH!   HIDUP RAKYAT!


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我在709"黄"了, 你呢?

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新加坡芳林公园(Hong Lim Park)的"演说角落"(Speaker's Corner)。这Speaker's Corner其实有一段历史的。在2000年,新加坡政府在意义深远的芳林公园开设了一个Speaker's Corner供有意在那里公开发表言论的国人无须申请公共娱乐准证,只须要在邻近的牛车水邻里警岗登记,就可以发表演讲。这和伦敦海德公园相似。

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2pm后, Hong Lim Park开始聚集穿黄衣服的人士

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Bersih

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这些都是关心和热爱马来西亚的子民

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大家坐下来讨论大马的局势

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把"Bersih 2.0"的字眼写在衣服上

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写在手臂上

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Bersih is POWER!

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来自怡保的支持者

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来自槟城的支持者

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来自岛国各角落,恕不相识但一条心的马国朋友们

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大家都忙着上网,关注KL最新的进展

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iPad也出场了。那Facebook页是"Bersih 2.0 Singapore"的主页。

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小弟弟也被妈妈带出来支持"Bersih"

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跟随爸爸的脚步吧,追求更民主,更美好的明天。

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正在KL争取民主,公正的勇士们,胜利是属于你们的!HIDUP RAKYAT!

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Bersih! Bersih! Bersih!
(Picture from Justin Hor)



新加坡新传媒(Mediacorp)的华语新闻



新加坡亚洲新闻台(Channel News Asia)隔天的报导


在709的前一天,Bersih 2.0 Singapore也提交一份备忘录和一份自制的海报给马来西亚驻新加坡大使馆的最高专员公署表达在旅居新加坡的大马人对马来西亚的关心和爱戴。

以下是备忘录的全文和海报 :

Letter to HE High Commissioner for Malaysia to Singapore 9 July 2011

His Excellency Dato’ Md Hussin Nayan
The High Commissioner for Malaysia for Singapore
The Malaysian High Commission
301, Jervois Road
Singapore 249077

July 9 2011

Your Excellency,

We, the undersigned, write to you representing many Malaysians who live and/or work here in Singapore. Their faces can be seen in the pictures on the accompanying poster. You can also see that each one of those pictures bears the words ‘I love Malaysia’. We come from diverse backgrounds and hometowns but are all united by the unwavering love we have for our home country.


It is this love which causes us pain now for in the same way the child feels pain when the parent is ill, we too feel the pain of Malaysia’s recent sufferings. Most of us remember a time when, as children, we wandered in and out of our neighbours’ houses freely and comfortably. In those days, few doors remained locked and no one shooed us away for our different customs, traditions, language or dialect; Safety was more about making sure the brakes on our bicycles worked, and not so much about whether they would get stolen from our homes.

No Malaysian who keeps his eyes, ears, mind and heart open can dispute that the crime rate in Malaysia has risen and that corruption at all levels is rampant. The days when the 3 friends in our school text books were Ali, Ah Kow and Raju who studied, played and even ate together are also gone now, replaced by a polarised society ignorant yet fearful and suspicious of one another.

We believe that the first step towards a Malaysia that is vibrant, peaceful, safe and united is to have in place a legitimately elected government of the rakyat, representing the rakyat’s interests and working committedly for the common good of the rakyat. In turn, that requires having truly free, clean and fair elections.

So that is why we support the founding principles behind the Bersih 2.0 initiative. We write to you as non-partisan citizens of Malaysia. Respectful of the laws of Malaysia and Singapore, for the principles of social harmony, and respect towards the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, we act in unison motivated by a common desire for what we all once had, but have now lost.

Your Excellency, to show you that on this side of the Johor Straits there are many patriotic Malaysians too who love their country very much and who recognise that for their - our - country to regain what she has lost, she must first give her rakyat voice again. And in order to do that, we repeat here Bersih 2.0’s list of 8 demands which we support:

1. Clean the electoral roll
The electoral roll is marred with irregularities such as deceased persons and multiple persons registered under a single address or non-existent addresses. The electoral roll must be revised and updated to wipe out these ‘phantom voters’. The rakyat have a right to an electoral roll that is an accurate reflection of the voting population.

In the longer term, we support BERSIH 2.0’s call for the EC to implement an automated voter registration system upon eligibility to reduce irregularities.

2. Reform postal ballot
The current postal ballot system must be reformed to ensure that all citizens of Malaysia are able to exercise their right to vote. Postal ballot should not only be open for all Malaysian citizens living abroad, but also for those within the country who cannot be physically present in their voting constituency on polling day. Police, military and civil servants too must vote normally like other voters if not on duty on polling day.

The postal ballot system must be transparent. Party agents should be allowed to monitor the entire process of postal voting.

3. Use of indelible ink
Indelible ink must be used in all elections. It is a simple, affordable and effective solution in preventing voter fraud. In 2007, the EC decided to implement the use of indelible ink. However, in the final days leading up to the 12th General Elections, the EC decided to withdraw the use of indelible ink citing legal reasons and rumours of sabotage.

We concur with BERSIH 2.0 demands for indelible ink to be used for all the upcoming elections. Failure to do so will lead to the inevitable conclusion that there is an intention to allow voter fraud.

4. Minimum 21 days campaign period
The EC should stipulate a campaign period of not less than 21 days. A longer campaign period would allow voters more time to gather information and deliberate on their choices. It will also allow candidates more time to disseminate information to rural areas. The first national elections in 1955 under the British Colonial Government had a campaign period of 42 days but the campaign period for 12th GE in 2008 was a mere 8 days.

5. Free and fair access to media
It is no secret that the Malaysian mainstream media fails to practice proportionate, fair and objective reporting for political parties of all divide. We join BERSIH 2.0’s call on the EC to press for all media agencies, especially state-funded media agencies such as Radio and Television Malaysia (RTM) and Bernama to allocate proportionate and objective coverage for all political parties.

6. Strengthen public institutions
Public institutions must act independently and impartially in upholding the rule of law and democracy. Public institutions such as the Judiciary, Attorney-General, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC), Police and the EC must be reformed to act independently, uphold laws and protect human rights.

In particular, the EC must perform its constitutional duty to act independently and impartially so as to enjoy public confidence. The EC cannot continue to claim that they have no power to act, as the law provides for sufficient powers to institute a credible electoral system.

7. Stop corruption
Corruption is a disease that has infected every aspect of Malaysian life. BERSIH 2.0 and the rakyat demand for an end to all forms of corruption. Current efforts to eradicate corruption are mere tokens to appease public grouses. We demand that serious action is taken against ALL allegations of corruption, including vote buying.

8. Stop dirty politics
Malaysians are tired of dirty politics that has been the main feature of the Malaysian political arena. We demand for all political parties and politicians to put an end to gutter politics. As citizens and voters, we are not interested in gutter politics; we are interested in policies that affect the nation.

Your Excellency, we ask that as the senior diplomat here, you accept our letter in the spirit it is written and make representation to Putrajaya to express our wish for a return to the principles upon which our country was founded and the hope that any current or future activities that help us along that road be fully and wholeheartedly supported .

sincerely,
John Cheong
Sunil Martin
Yong Fen Chao
Goh Chun Fan
and over 50 Malaysians with unwavering love for our home country who gave us their self-portraits proclaiming that;and over 500 others who liked our Facebook page put up just a week ago.



24 comments:

小叶子 said...

喔! 没有人留言哦~

小叶子 said...

黄色是光明的象征

但愿~
人人都能弃暗投明
丢弃污浊污秽污垢
舍弃欲望邪心恶念
从黑暗走向光明路

祈求~
世界和平没有灾祸
国泰民安和睦相处
人类文明相亲相爱
以仁治国人民爱戴

干净的心纯净的念
光明的心待人处世
公正的心合乎天理
仁慈的心民心归顺

老贤 said...

Bro,先对你说声不好意思。当时人不在新加坡,未能与你一同出席。

虽我无法参加这次的具有民主意义的一天,但我会好好利用自己手上的神圣一票。

BERSIH!BERSIH!BERSIH!HIDUP RAKYAT!

Liong Hui Min said...

请你借我转发备忘录内容,谢谢!

Ah Jian said...

虽然地理距离,但是大家的心都是靠近的。

天空里的一片云 said...

上个拜六回家一趟,错过了在新的净选盟集会。

KC said...

虽然无法参与,但我相信这样团结的力量,大家都可以感受得到。
对,不要浪费投票的权力!

YH said...

回老乡几天,我的小甘榜虽然没有什么游行,但可以感觉到大家都心系Bersih 2.0. 很想跟Najib说,你错了,游行的不是一小撮人,还有支持Bersih 2.0的,肯定是一大撮人。

下次大选,你有难了!

calvin_y said...

小叶子 : 谢谢你一路来的支持。

老贤 : 不要紧。 这也考验了我是否真正的维护公正, 没人相伴, 也要到现场支持。

Liong Hui Min :没问题。 我也是从Bersih 2.0 Singapore Facebook那里抄过来的。

Ah Jian : 是的。 我们都是热爱大马的子民。

天空里的一片云 : 可在FB看到一切。

KC : 记得要投票喔。

YH : 希望如此。 但乡下没接触 Internet的人就会相信主流媒体,相信政府了, sigh ....

小叶子 said...

最近流行黄色
到处都是黄色
鲜黄色的衣服
艳黄色的鞋子

最受不了的是
说黄色的笑话
任人嘲弄取笑
惹人厌恶鄙视

外表英俊潇洒
容貌漂亮美丽
内心却是黄色
思想满是淫秽

说没营养的话
聊些淫言秽语
失去品德涵养
毁灭高尚品格

館長《志強 cK》 said...

当天我人在吉隆坡工作,身穿黄色batik,和客人讲解有关Bersih2.0的事情,大家都觉得和平示威是ok的,而且安全的。

吉隆坡当天是浩浩荡荡的人群,加上把关谨慎的警察。
人群是微笑的,警察是严肃的;
人群是讲理的,警察是无理的;
人群手无寸铁,警察木棒无情;
人群高喊口号,警察高喊shut up.

我看到许多热血的人士,心中莫名的感动,我从来没有觉得自己这么爱这片土地,但是如果你人在现场看到各个种族一起高喊口号,你就会觉得1Malaysia不是靠讲的,而是一直以来我们就已经是一体了,那时候你就知道自己一直以来都被那些被操控的媒体与政府蒙蔽的双眼。

心里的激动无法用言语形容,期待马来西亚会因为这次的大集合带来前所未有的改变。

加油!让我们万众一心,改变未来!

MSKY said...

大家都是bersih一份子,都是炎黄子孙!黄啊 ~

小叶子 said...

老盛 msky,
感谢您提醒我:大家都是炎黄子孙!
我很久没看见炎黄子孙这4个字了!

根据维基百科的简单解释:
炎黄子孙,也称黄炎子孙,黄帝子孙,歷史以来是中华民族的自称。

我们是黄色皮肤的华人
我们的祖先皆来自中国
我们虽然移民马来西亚
但是我们的思想延续着
中华民族悠久的仁义道德
我们的心念绝不“黄色”!

难道是生长于乌黑的国度
耳濡目染之下,被污染了?
心念不再纯净廉洁光明?
需要BERSIH来清洗干净?
回复光明正大,真正的公正!
没有贪污!没有专权霸势!

我们生于斯,长于斯
从小立正唱爱国歌曲
曾经很自豪大声的说:
我是马来西亚人!
却悲哀的不被认同!
我们只不过是外来民族!
我们确实是非土著!
没有享有国家的利益!
我总是觉得我是寄人篱下的孤儿!

to: Calvin Yew
请勿删除我的留言
这是用了50分钟用手指打字
心情难过.心在流泪!

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小叶子 said...

To: Calvin
如果你觉得有些不适合的留言, 请将它们删除, 我不会生气. 放心啦~ :D

MSKY said...

小叶子,
叫我老盛啊,很有亲切感,只有我老姐会叫我老盛。

这是大马华人的悲哀,不论去到何方,我们都只是会被视为是外来者或二等公民。。。

还有请大家务必要登记为选民及回家投票,不然讲多多也没用,行动最实际。

calvin_y said...

小叶子啊, 我找不到任何理由要删除你的留言啊。 为什么你会这样想呢?

Anonymous said...

写的好。
-singyi

calvin_y said...

Thanks Singyi.

Mari lah mari, pergi mengundi.

BiowLee 淼淼 said...

紫色衣女士带着小孩走进镜头那张好棒~
教我眼睛热了一下~@@!