I just spoke to social activist Ong Boon Keong and he has given me his eyewitness account of the UMNO rally in Penang today. Here’s some pixs and a story. Also can be found here:
UMNO demonstrators seems quite happy-some say they get RM80.00 each????
A rejected policy at the 12th GE?
UMNO – why can’t they speak thru the tv, radios, and press that they control? – Ong Boon Keong.
UMNO’s NEP has been rejected in the just concluded 12th Malaysian GE -so whats wrong when the new state governments make pronouncement to that effect? Look like UMNO from the PM Badawi down still cannot accept the rejection of their policy-that’s why there was a short demonstration by some 500 UMNO supporters at KOMTAR! The demo started about 2.30pm and ended about 4.00pm. It disrupted traffic in KOMTAR and attracted a bigger crowd of police. 7 trucks of water cannons came after the crowd started to disperse-thus there was no untowards incident.If NGOs’Opposition did the demo many would have been detained—so much for police’s neutrality! It is strange for them to demo since they have all the channels to air their grievances thru TV, radios, and press under their control. It is an abuse -and also a way for rejected politicians to show their `loyalty’ in the hope of getting some goodies from the PM.