I'm now at my friend's place in Kuantan.
Drove here after work yesterday evening.
Decided that I don't want to spend this long weekend in KL.
Not with that Bersih 4.0 thing happening there.
I suspect things will turn ugly this time.
The authorities seem determined to stop the rally.
I don't want to be there when it happens.
Honestly, I'm worried for the Bersih people.
I hope no one gets hurt.
This came in a while ago via NST SMS alerts;
NST 28/08 Home Ministry bans yellow Bersih 4 T-shirts, publications and related printed material
I guess they are going to arrest anyone wearing yellow or carrying anything related to Bersih in KL tomorrow.
It can be quite havoc if that happens.
The other day, they even blocked the Bersih website.
I think the censorship of internet in this country has started in earnest.
Some of my friends have decided to be at the rally.
They are young and idealistic.
They believe in everything good about Malaysia and wanted to express their desire for the country to continue having those by joining the rally.
Maybe they are misguided, but I still hope they will be safe.
I'm worried for them because in the crowd today will be some very bad people.
Those who did this,
I think the crowd will be big.
As I was driving here, I saw quite a bad jam at the Bentong toll of the Karak Highway heading to KL. That was about 9pm.
I also noticed that a lot of cars on the East Coast Highway were heading towards the Klang Valley.
In a way I would be glad if those cars were carrying Bersih people as they should be Malays from the East Coast states.
That means Bersih 4 will not be dominated by just Chinese from DAP.
It could become a racial issue if the FRU decide to employ force and the ones at the receiving end are mostly Chinese.
I think it could be the end of Malaysia as we knew it if that happens.
Imagine the images - Malay FRU beating up Chinese protesters.
Well, tighten the seat belt and wait for what's coming.