Not for Anwar, Not for Saiful. This morning a group of so-po bloggers walked with other NGOs and political parties peeved with the 50 so-called nosy Australian lawmakers who wanted Malaysia to stop an on-going trial in the name of justice.
The bulk of the hundreds of protesters came from Umno Youth led by KJ and Ibrahim Ali's Perkasa.
Bloggers who walked this morning included the anti-KJ champion Parpukari, Umno-diehard Big Dog, author Syed Akbar Ali, journos Shamsul Yunus of Marahku and an angry Bujai, Anonymous bloggers including the widely-followed A Voice, and columnist Rusdi Mustapha.
A couple of Chinese blogger friends and a group of Indian bloggers led by MIC's Kamalanathan were also present. The FRU and the cops were there but it was a peaceful protest, as promised.
A stray dog also came to bark at the OZs.
In an interview after KJ had submitted the memorandums on behalf of the BN, Perkasa and the bloggers, I was asked what we bloggers were trying to achieve.
Basically, I said:"The bloggers are not here to support BN, Perkasa or other political entities, we are here because we want to convey a message to the Australian people that what their lawmakers are asking us to do is to compromise the integrity of our courts and rule of law.I was not there to support Anwar Ibrahim or Saiful Bukhary. I was there to express my disgust at the Australian MPs who have asked us to stop our process of justice and democracy in the name of their justice and democracy.
"We are a sovereign nation just like Australia is. We are not barbarians. We don't kill the native people of this country and we don't murder foreigners and get away with it."
Imagine if we bow to those MPs and stop the trial, we'll be a real pariah nation.
The reporter asked me if the bloggers were expecting an apology from Australia. I said:"No we're not interested in that. We just want to let the Australian people know that we don't appreciate what their lawmakers are asking us to do".Some of our lawmakers suck but they don't come nowhere near the 50 Australian YBs.
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