Darkness has descended upon our nation
sadness has overwhelmed our hearts
madness has seized the minds of our leaders
it’s time to wake up & fight.
Empty the closets of apathy
bring forth the weapons of courage
gather all ye soldiers of peace
arise for the monster is nigh!

Awake! tarry no more!
fight with all your might
till the last of your spirit and breath
blow over all evil and harm
Flow! flow! the blood of righteousness flow
Awash this misery and sins
may our blood become the mighty floods
drowning, drowning the unjust!

my people, the time for slumber is over
wake up! go forth! carry the banner of justice!
march! fill the streets with the colors
of the bright brialliant sun
for victory is nigh.
for victory is ours!
tarry no more!

penang, Jul 3, 2011.

Note: The manner in which Prime Minister Najib Razak has handled the Bersih 2.0 issue has deeply angered me. Initially, I was not too keen on Bersih, too. The idea of asking the king to intervene in a democratic process for and by the people (elections) to me was rather a backward kind of thinking. The color yellow itself connotes and represents feelings and situations such as “slavery, submission, fear and cowardise”. However, in the face of extreme injustice – the police crackdown on anything remotely Bersih – makes me take a stand. We must not be neutral in the face of cruelty or else we would be siding with the Oppressor. Hence this poem, and the need for the fighting spirit to take flight.

Now the king has asked all sides to “lay down arms”. His Majesty has somehow ticked off Najib and his administration for the handling of the matter. Even if Bersih calls off its march on July 9, it would still have claimed moral victory. Najib, shame on you. Only a weak leader would resort to such monstrous responses to citizens merely excercising their rights in the country’s Constitution.

Najib appears to want to be even on top of the highest law of the land. The police, with salaries paid by citizens, have taken the side of the Oppressor. It does not bode well at all for our nation. The arrests of PSM Sungai Siput MP D Jeyakumar and others under the Emergency Ordinance for causing public disorder is madness.

I am optimistic though that justice would prevail. In history all dictators will succumb to people’s power. Sacrifices have to be made but at the end of the day, the power, warmth and the sting of the rising sun would blot out all evil. Be ready for the day, my friends. 

*Image = Art by Susan Loone (2011).

10 responses »

  1. Voter says:

    Quote: His Majesty has somehow ticked off Najib and his administration for the handling of the matter. Are u sure about the above statement?? I always thought the speeches are prepared by the government.

  2. Yes, yes, yes 53 years of tolerance is more than enough !
    Get rid of the these deceitful, corrupted and corrupted morons from UMNO/BN and make sure to have these bastards, past and the present ones, indicted and sent to Taiping.
    These goons are now running scare to face what is going to happen to them at the end. They are now so scare they even have people arrested by their lackeys, the quarter cooked police, for wearing anything that is yellow.
    It is time to have the deceitful election system changed and make it right. I am going around painting the town yellow on the 9th and just you wait and see what will happen. They just don’t have enough room in all their lock ups for everyone wearing yellow.
    So come up enough is enough !

  3. Alphard Lim says:

    I AM BACK….ALL MY FRIENDS ARE BACK….AND WE ARE BACK TO BACK UP PAKATAN RAKYAT FOR FAIR ELECTION!….WE LOVE AND LIKE YELLOW!….YELLOW IS BRIGHTNESS….HA HA HA

  4. wandererAUS says:

    It is a long and winding road to reach our destiny…for freedom and social justice.
    If we don’t try and act as One, we will never know. Let us not allow this corrupted, evil racist UMNO party destroy this nation!

  5. Ho Ho Ho says:

    Ho💡 Ho💡 Ho💡
    💡 Welcome back Bro..YES Yellow is💡 BRIGHTNESS💡 n hope to meet you guys soon!!! hahahahahaha💡 Majority Malaysians already mature n know how to restrain from unnecessary clash that will cause unwanted death but those B-eNd bumNO goons n their👿 crony who orchestrate that previous 513 la are the 1 that wanna cari pasai!!! WHY❓ bcoz some f them already old n wanna drag many innocence lives with them to HELL with all those mosquitoes that they breed for all this years!!!! don’t get trap by those racist mamaktiu tiu👿 goons…….💡

    Ho💡 Ho💡 Ho💡

  6. Anonymous says:

    Kotor Umno BN Govt., who used every dirty underhand tactics and Police Force as their tools of violence must be cleanse by Bersih the spirit of the Rakyat to make a new clean and honorable Govt. by Pakatan Rakyat, the hopes and dreams of a clean and respected Government of Malaysia free of oppression and corruption for the well being and survival for the future generations of Malaysia before the Kotor Umno BN Govt. bankrupted the Malaysia Govt. Coffers with further abuses and excesses after more than 50 years of chronic corruptions, plundering, abusing and usurping of Power and mass oppression of Malaysian Rakyats’ Rights and Freedom.

  7. wandererAUS says:

    No, no, no. Let us not resort to violence…Malaysians by and large are most peaceful beings..except, those found in Najib animal farm.
    As for UMNO PM, just send him 32 virgins, he will go bonkus…everything will be fine, even, street demonstrations!

  8. charleskiwi says:

    Sorry to say the deceitful and corrupted morons from Umno do not understand reasons. They only understand violence and that is what they are and think the whole world is the size of Malaysia, these frogs are always living under neath the well. That is how big the world is to them !

  9. Lazarus says:

    According to Margeemar, the Agong is being used by Umno to stop Bersih 2.0 from taking place. Umno knows it will be finished if Bersih 2.0 takes place. I personally don’t see the Agong or the rest of the Malay Rulers being neutral here. The Malay Rulers and Umno need each other. Bersih 2.0 MUST go on no matter what the Agong says. I suggest you read this http://margeemar.blogspot.com/2011/07/is-bnumno-using-king-to-stop-bersih-20.html#links

  10. wits0 says:

    “In history all dictators will succumb to people’s power”

    In modern times, a span of around 50 – 60 years bring great changes to what is supposedly entrenched as a system/regime. Particularly wrt an ideology such as umno’s which was flawed and Neanderthal from the very beginning itself but kept alive with lies, censorship and threats for this long.

    Najib would have to be able to walk on water now to alter the course of history!

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