July 9, 2011

Will Malaysian Crackdown Seed an Uprising?

"The public is reminded not to be involved in any demonstration," the federal police force said in a statement, warning of "stern action ... against those who disobey."

People often do the opposite of what they're told. Over 20,000 protesters turned out to demand electoral reform.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting that the report mentions the Malayan 'emergency' of 50 years ago. The Malayan/Malaysian people did not support the Communist-led uprising against Britain then in any numbers because of a natural cautiousness, although the guerrilla activity went on for many years. I don't think this will take root either, somehow. Good luck to the demonstrators anyway.