Saturday, July 09, 2011

My Saturday Photography - 2...

The Candle, a day to remember in our history; The Bersih rally March 9, 2011.

12 comments:

Siti Roffini said...

Forgive me for asking but what is so historical about yesterday's demonstration?

Doc said...

Wow, so meaningful picture.

Pak Idrus said...

Siti Roffini, Thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the subject of this posting.

Well there are many reasons and one of it is that in this rally ten of thousands of Malaysian marched together blind of their race, religion and color of their skin for a common cause; asking for an Electoral reform which is very important to our young democracy. To me indeed a historic day.

Take care.

Pak Idrus said...

Doc, thanks for the visit and the good words. It was my way of expressing my thoughts on the recent happening in our midst.

Have a nice day.

golfer said...

Hi Pak Idrus,

A very symbolic picture.

Visit your blog from time to time and it gives me great pleasure to read your stories and admire your photos. Thank you

joe

Siti Roffini said...

Electoral reform, eh? I find it amusing. Oh come on Pak Idrus, let's not be so naive. Incidentally, there's one more thing that needs to be corrected. You said tens of thousands marched the streets of KL, regardless of colour, etc, etc. I say, take a closer look. 99% of the demonstrators are Malays like you and me. Sorry if I have offended you, but I don't like to be pretentious.

Pak Idrus said...

Siti Roffini, thanks for the return visit. I do not want to argue with you since you believe in what you believe. Didn't you watch all the videos of the rally. Go to Facebook and Twitter and watch it. I believe what I saw on that day.

I am not naive neither am I pretentious but I cannot make those who believe in what they believe to understand.

Pak Idrus said...

golfer, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the subject of this posting. Thanks too for the good words on my kind of blogging.

Well in Blogging I did it my way and glad that you enjoy reading it. BTW photography is my passion and I love doing it and sharing it with others to enjoy it too.

Have a nice day.

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Dear Pak Idrus, thank you for your meaningful way of commemorating this historical event. As one of my friends put it: "Today, as I marched alongside my comrades of all races and from different political parties, I didn't feel like a pendatang anymore. I felt like I belonged."
This young man is not alone in his views. A group of my friends, comprising both BN and PR supporters, went together and reported that they saw nothing but solidarity, unity, goodwill and a very strong love of the country. There was no burning of flags, posters or t-shirts. They said they found the 1Malaysia that Najib himself never experienced that day.
(Postscript: But the former BN supporters have since expressed doubt that they will vote BN again in the next GE!)

Pak Idrus said...

~Covert_Operations'78~, Ee Lynn thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the subject of this posting.

Well that was my way pf presenting the event my way and I am indeed glad that image got the massage across loud and clear.

I am glad that you related the opine of those who were in the rally that historic day. Yes it was a special day for Malaysia and it does made history and now in Wikipedia....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bersih_2.0_rally .

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

Note: For those who still do not believe in the numbers that attended the rally, please go to this site http://www.politweet.org/site/july9rally_crowdmap.php

Pak Idrus said...

Note: Need more info please visit this site: http://www.politweet.org/site/july9rally_crowdmap.php