Sunday, 10 July 2011

She who walked on behalf of Malaysians

My initial intent was to blog about my experience of gathering with fellow Malaysians at Hong Lim Park, Singapore - some 150 odd of us congregated in solidarity of our comrades back home.  Yes, Malaysians all over the world were allowed to gather peacefully - except for 1 country... the home country.

But that has to take a backstage, for a woman is now the Malaysian Lady Of Liberty. The name is Annie Ooi (hope I get the name right) - who defies the saying "the spirit is willing, but the body is weak".  For her, both spirit and body are as strong as ever.

While millions only dared to stay in front of the computer checking facebook updates, Annie endured tear gas and water cannon - for she was deemed as a threat to national security.  And in a way, she endured all that on behalf of us all.

It will be my honour to one day shake Annie's hand.





BN Govt - the mainstream media may protect you, but in truth - you're truly fucked this time. 

29 comments:

day-dreamer said...

Isn't it such an irony...

"Malaysians all over the world were allowed to gather peacefully - except for 1 country... the home country"

1Malaysia Boleh! Woohoo!

Anonymous said...

GOOD news : young ones esp Chinese took part in the 'Mission-possible':
matilah mca & gerakan & bn !

It's TIME to change : turn turn TURN !!

Amanda Christine Wong said...

Now that's the real Wonder Woman.

Terra Shield said...

Oh wow. Tabik.

Anonymous said...

Pictures posted by Zewt says it . .
& article below says it too . .

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/sideviews/article/its-not-just-about-5000-or-50000-najib-clara-chooi/

hikazew® said...

put a like button in this blog

Annie Ooi, thank you for being so brave and for showing us that we are cowards

Anonymous said...

there are those who don't have back-up to find the money for squatter rental or to buy food for their kids and and what if they end up in prison for walking? nobody help them at that point of time!!

Irene C. said...

I was gridlocked in subang la.. =( couldnt go even if i could.. nvm next time stay in hotel one day before =p

Anonymous said...

will she lose her pension ? HOPE NOT .

Anonymous said...

We're indeed shamed by Annie, God bless her mighty courageous heart..I've said it once and I'll say it again, every vote matters! I for one have always actively voted during elections..To all my wimpy friends who can only talk but not take action by voting..I hope you'll be shamed by this even more!

MKL said...

Truly admirable woman and all of them who joined in the peaceful rally. Now I wonder, what's the difference between Libya, Syria and Malaysia?

Anonymous said...

Carol King sings : " you've got a friend ! "

Elizebeth D.L. said...

I have made up my mind - I am coming home to vote in 2013!!!!

I finally realized that every vote does count! And we have the right to a free and fair vote!

Hidup Rakyat!!

KC said...

Datuk Ambiga is just a pathetic, attention seeker whore.

thank you Bersih 2.0 for all the jams around town. I am sure DAP, anwar and co will continue to mogok after winning te next election.

shutupKC said...

KC, i bet you're one of the cowards who doesn't even bother to vote. Perhaps the better way is for you to stay silent and not discourage others who have more balls than you. Presuming of course that you're a guy.

lonelywoman said...

Hmm I doubt that the chinese shops in Petaling Streets that were forced to shutter down for the day look at this poor lonely woman as a heroine.

This old woman would always be alone. With no children or husband to look after her. A pubic rally is the only way for her to get some company and attention.

After the rally, she will be alone again naturally.

Many girls join the rally for the social opportunities to meet strange men. Jagjad this, ali that and so on...

EdiÁ•ě said...

she & A samad said... has made BERSIH2.0 BIG!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Check your facts lonelywoman commenter. She has a family!! How can you make such a foolish comment. Perhaps you're speaking from personal experience??

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/170556

sewa elf said...

Nice article, thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

That's why she is lonelywoman. So sad, lah.

BRAVO Annie Ooi.

Unicorn Girl said...

Zewt - come over to the church that I worship in - she's a fellow church member - then you can shake hands with her :) By the way Zewt , she was not too happy with all the publicity .

zewt said...

day-dreamer - yup... hey... the beauty of our country.

anon @ 10/7 6.50pm - hurrah!

Amanda Christine Wong - what about you? :)

Terra Shield - :)

anon @ 10/7 10.37pm - well, at of now, think the yellow fever is over.

hikazew - how?

anon @ 11/7 8.28am - and hence, the decision to walk or otherwise lies in the hands of those who don't have back-up to find the money for squatter rental or to buy food for their kids.

zewt said...

Irene C. - hi there... well, better luck next time :)

anon @ 12/7 12.44am - think she doesnt care.

anon @12/7 2.11pm - indeed...

MKL - well, they have not shot at us yet here :P

non @ 13/7 1.46am - to shake her hands?

Elizebeth D.L. - what if voting happens this year? still come back right?

KC - oh, you were stucked in a jam? yeah, if the govt (BN or PR) screws up, more jams for you. better sell your car and LRT.

zewt said...

shutupKC - :)

lonelywoman - ignorant people who have absolutely no idea who is the daughter of Annie.

Edi - B.I.G.!

anon @ 27/7 11.53am - Amen!

sewa elf - you're welcome.

anon @ 3/8 12.10pm - ?

Unicorn Girl - which church is this?

Unicorn Girl said...

St John's Cathedral - KL

June said...

I met Annie recently. She was going around the city distributing pamphlets for SUARAM.

MLM Software said...

Seriously hats off to her.... She is amazing.

zewt said...

Unicorn girl - what happened to your blog profile?

June - she has that huge fire in she, doesnt she?

MLM software - indeed...

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