Teoh Beng Hock was among us, at the Penang Speakers Square last night.
I return home about 10.30pm to file my story. Was dissapointed that it was reduced to a minor link. So thought I highlight it “HERE”.
It didn’t quite happen at the exact square as nearby there was a movie showing on one of those big wide screens, courtesy of the Heritage celebrations.
So the gathering moved to the road side, facing the sea, the mainland is but a dim row of hills.
I wish it was more of a peoples gathering than one about DAP. Even if it were more a Pakatan Rakyat thing would also be good. But there were hardly any PKR or PAS people.
Perhaps I didnt recognise many. I saw Pantai Jerejak YB Sim Tze Tsin (did not speak) and PAS Ramlah Bee Asiahoo, who spoke rousingly, calling Teoh “a Malaysian son”; “a hero” and “a freedom fighter”. Wow.
Many of the uncle and aunties who usually frequent the Speakers Square on Sunday attended Teoh’s event too, carrying candles like everyone else, shouting slogans, listening attentively to the speeches.
The cool night was full of warmth from the candle light and people’s solidarity, but heavy with sympathy.
Even the SBs seem to be blending with the crowd, as they always do anyway.