Honeymoon’s over February 4, 2007Posted by elizabethwong in Democracy, Human Rights, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics.
Susan said it first.
Yesterday, at around five am, a journalist replied to news that one of the organisations I help out on occasion, had received an unwelcome and unexpected visit by the local authorities, less than 72 hours after our very successful forum on the implications of the NST-Utusan merger:-
“(…) he is ACTING now. So he is on offensive now, no longer TOK SLOW, or sleepy guy. The honeymoon is OVER, it was once said by his none other than (the only) SIL.
I had earlier planned to take a slow drive down Old Klang Road into Kampung Medan for a ceramah by the local branch of KeADILan. Among those scheduled to speak were R. Sivarasa, Dr Syed Husin Ali and Anwar Ibrahim. Generally these events last for a couple of hours.
But before anything happened, news had trickled out that the area was beseiged with hundreds of cops. And it was already over – in a matter of minutes.
The organisers decided to allow only Anwar to speak. He was perched on a lorry – quite like the old days – and spoke for 15 minutes before the police got jittery and started to disperse everyone.
A man uncertain, lacking in confidence and under pressure is a man desperate enough to use all that is in his disposal.
The veil has fallen, and the honeymoon’s over, folks.