Batons, shields, water cannons, tear gas and hostility. The outrageous and violent attitudes of the Malaysian government and the police towards Malaysians hoping to exercise their human rights in peaceful demonstration has not broken the spirits of the people.
Such an extremist crackdown will further diminish the government’s iron grip over Malaysians. Honestly, the protests will help the building of democracy, as with the downfall of the government’s reputation, Malaysia will finally (hopefully) be on track towards real change.
Let’s watch, read, learn and participate in this exercise of human rights. Let us not forget the hardship endured by many other South East Asian countries. Let us actively be part of Change.