Bersih 3.0 : The day when Malaysians unite as one! Did you Bersih? Updates on Bersih 3.0 Videos & PhotosMonday, April 30th, 2012 8,076 views
Sudah Bersih! I’m glad that we all Malaysians from all walks of life, culture, religion, race and believe walked hand in hand united as one for a common cause, a common believe for Bersih 3.0, be it from a kid to a old man or old ladies.
We made it and Bersih 3.0 is a great success I would say and all the objective were met. It’s my virgin rally and my 1st time to taste the tear gas and really feel the heart & sould and support from all the Malaysians @ Dataran Merdeka! I would say it’s really a strong crowds and all is for the better Malaysia! This was a really great experience and I’m glad that I joined in this rally and proud to be Malaysian.
All the Bersih 3.0 t-shirt was sold out so was force to do our own customized Bersih 3.0 t-shirt out of creativity.
12.30pm – Met up with friends and wanted to park the car at Taman Paramount LRT station but was full and forced to park at home and walk to the station. Station was clear and not much ppl there.
12.45pm – Started our journey to Pasar Seni LRT station and join in the Bersih 3.0 crowd.
1.00pm – Reach Pasar Seni station and saw a lot of police all over.
1.15pm – Grab some water & bread as our brunch and join in the crowd.
1.45pm – Started the marching from Central Market to Dataran Merdeka.
2.30pm till 5pm
Where the great experience started! Everywhere you can see Police and FRU.
Helicopter flying around to control the situation of Bersih 3.0 rally?
People shouting “Bersih Bersih Bersih!” thru out the whole rally.
People shouting “Hidup Rakyat! Hidup Hidup! Bersih… Bersih!” thru out the whole rally.
People shouting “Reformasi Reformasi Reformasi!” when they saw Dato’ Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim.
People singing “Negarku Tanah Tumpahnya Darahku…” National anthem of Malaysia.
2.30pm – Asked to sit on the street “Duduk Bantah” which was a peaceful rally so far.
3.00pm – Bersih announced success and disperse, “Sudah Bersih!”
3.10pm – Tear Gas was fired near Masjid Jamek LRT station?! It was announced success and people started to moved out but suddenly Tear Gas was shot at the Bersih 3.0 participants!
Tear gas was then release and water cannon was shot to the crowd when someone break the barricade at Dataran Merdeka? It was mentioned that those who break in the barricade were not Bersih 3.0 participants but merely some people to buat Kacau?
All the participants of the Bersih 3.0 rally started to run and trying to hide and move away.
Saw kids crying… saw people faints… people was fed-up and annoyed why Tear Gas was shot!
Was lucky enough to saw a bus and ride in to Mid Valley and took Taxi home.
It was such an experience and dead tiring but it’s all worth while for the priceless experience in hand with all Malaysians to fight for a better Malaysia!
The crowd singing Bersih Song! Ole-ole-ole…
1st time experience Tear Gas and seriously no joke, it will cause you eyes and mouth discomfort and difficult to breath but luckily was well prepared with mask, water and salt so we survived! Next time must remember to bring goggle as well! It’s good to protect the eyes.
Was running and escaping for the Tear Gas and was lucky that there’s a bus and we manage to escape to Mid Valley.
Took cab from Mid Valley home and glad that I’m still in one piece.
Check out the video took by me during the Bersih 3.0 rally around Dataran Merdeka (Central Market, Jalan Tun Tan Cheong Loke, Jalan Tun H.S.Lee, Jalan Tun Perak)
Read more on the updates on Bersih 3.0 News, Photo and Videos
View the videos below on Bersih 3.0 coverage and it show some insight details of the rally.
Bersih 3.0: From picnic to battlefield
There’s so much stories and news about the Police Car being overturned by the Bersih 3.0 protesters but it’s only merely accident after the police driver pass out.
The police personnel who was driving the police car which crashed into several Bersih 3.0 protesters said he was not fully concious when the accident occurred. He was “confused” as he was losing a lot of blood after a “hard object hit his head on the left side”.
It’s not that the Police personnel want to ramp to anyone and it’s not that the Bersih 3.0 protesters want to overturned the Police Car but because someone claimed that there’s victim under the car so the Police CAR was overturned to safe live.
Driver: I passed out before crash
The police personnel who was driving the police car which crashed into several Bersih 3.0 protesters said he was not fully concious when the accident occurred.
Speaking to reporters at his hospital bed at the Kuala Lumpur general hospital, Mohamad Kamil Paimin (right) said he was “confused” as he was losing a lot of blood after a “hard object hit his head on the left side”.
He added that he had passed out after that and came to after receiving treatment at the hospital.
“I don’t even know the car crashed. I had already passed out,” he said.
Mohamad Kamil, who is a corporal based in Hulu Terengganu, said he was heading to Dataran from the police training centre when he was caught in the melee.
“I am unfamiliar with the roads. The protesters were throwing things at the car. I don’t know what happened to the windows on the driver and front passengers side, all I know is that the windshield was smashed,” he said.
The 23-year-old, who was seen being taken out of the car and protected by protesters, also agreed when reporters suggested that he had panicked.
Mohd Kamil received six stitches for his head injury.
Videographer saved cop out of ‘humanity’
Meanwhile, Al Hijrah videographer Mohd Azmi Mohd Salleh said that he was compelled to jump in front of the protesters to save Mohamad Kamil out of a “sense of humanity”.
“People say I wanted to be a hero. No, I helped him out of a sense of humanity. No one was there to help him at the time. He was alone and passed out and there was a lot of protesters,” he said.
He said the protesters had pulled him aside and assaulted him until his crash helmet slipped off, so much so that he received nine stitches on his scalp.
“I managed to slip away from the crowd, and found that I was bleeding profusely,” said Mohd Azmi, who had still managed to send his footage of the crash to his TV station.
He said he was wearing the crash helmet as he arrived at the scene on his motorbike, having videotaped Mohamad Kamil’s police car prior to the crash.
“He was not speeding. He had passed out and the car went out of control,” he said, corroborating the police officer’s story.
Mohd Azmi, who showed his bloodied media tag, had earlier received a visit from Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein, inspector-general of police Ismail Omar and Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.
The trio also visited traffic police lance corporal Mohd Nasir Mansor, who was also injured during the rally yesterday.
Read more on the stories : Malaysiakini.com
Tear Gas @ Bersih 3.0
There were some brave hero throw the tear gas away from the crowds to minimized the effect on the crowds @ Bersih 3.0!
This is said to be very powerful tear gas compared to 709′s.
Water Cannon @ Bersih 3.0
Is this the phone or signal jammer that causing most of the phone not reachable and can’t access to internet during Bersih 3.0? Personally I can’t access the internet and very difficult to call out or receive call. Could this be the device to cause the interference that affect all the telco signals? Hmmm…
Flower for police man by Bersih 3.0 participants.
陈峰 @ Bersih 3.0
安妮婆婆@428大集會 Grandma Annie @ Bersih 3.0. She’s the old lady that supporting Bersih from Bersih 2.0 and still supporting it despite her old age.
Ambiga: We can’t control what politicians say
KUALA LUMPUR: Election watchdog Bersih 3.0 has no control over what politicians say at its public events, its co-chairman S Ambiga said.
“We did not know that they [opposition] leaders were going to speak. Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim came up and spoke to the crowd. There were groups in the crowd which wanted to hear the opposition leaders speak.
“I cannot control what they say,” she said amidst reports that opposition leaders had incited the crowd to breach the barriers at Dataran Merdeka during the Bersih 3.0 rally yesterday.
She added that the plan for the gathering did not allow for politicians to speak.
In fact, she said that had Bersih known that politicians were going to deliver speeches, it would not allow them to do so.
“We wouldn’t have allowed them to speak,” she told a press conference today.
Yesterday, the peaceful assembly of about 80,000 people turned violent at about round 3pm when a few protesters broke through the barriers at Dataran Merdeka, which was sealed off.
The “attack” on the barricades prompted the police to fire tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowd.
The clash between the police and the protesters lasted for about four hours.
No political speeches
There were many news reports which singled out PKR deputy president Azmin Ali and Anwar for inciting the crowd to breach the barrier.
Azmin reportedly told the crowd to reclaim Dataran which “did not belong to Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL)”.
Bersih steering committee member, Maria Chin Abdullah, who also present, said the event was to feature only speeches from Ambiga, co-chairman A Samad Said and songs.
“Before April 28, all the NGOs agreed to exclude any political speeches by political leaders… that was also agreed upon by the political parties,” she said.
Ambiga said that she could not comment on Azmin’s actions as she did not witness it in person and asked for it to be investigated.
“But Anwar [when he was on the truck with Ambiga] did not order the crowd to charge,” she said.
She added that Bersih had the last word, and which was to ask the crowd to disperse.
“Let me tell you what happened: I was on the truck and we told the crowd to disperse. We were moving into Jalan Tun Perak to tell the crowd to disperse in stages.
“Then someone charged [at the barriers]; it had nothing to do with us; we want to know as well.
“In fact, it is against what Bersih had announced,” she added.
‘Work of agent provocateurs’
Ambiga said that this could have been the work of agent provocateurs and called for a full inquiry by Suhakam into the whole protest.
Ambiga said the crowd was under control until the tear gas was fired.
“What I saw from the truck was amazing: people were gathered peacefully.
“All purported acts of violence took place only after the tear gas was fired; until then we have complete control,” she said, giving credit to PAS Unit Amal which provided most of the security for the day.
She said that such large crowds can be controlled as can be seen during Thaipusam and Wesak Day celebrations.
Ambiga also asked why the train stations were shut during the protest when police were dispersing the crowd after 3pm.
“These people wanted to leave but couldn’t. Who gave (RapidKL) the order to do so?” she said.
On the incident where a police car was overturned near Sogo, she said:
“There were some accounts that the car was overturned because the crowd believed that someone was under the car. Don’t just publish the picture of an overturned car. Please don’t make assumptions,” she said.
She again called for a full inquiry into the rally to identify who were the trouble-makers.
As for organising another rally, Ambiga said that nothing has been decided yet, adding that the group will continue to highlight the irregularities in the electoral process.
“The government must answer and not deflect [attention] from the issue just because of the violence (at the rally).
“Some 250 000 Malaysians turned up to demand for free and fair elections; what is the government’s response?” she asked.
Bersih chief medical officer, Dr Farouk Musa, said that 117 demonstrators were treated for minor injuries and dehydration.
He added that those who were hospitalised had been discharged this morning.
Source : FreeMalaysiaToday.com
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