Street protests are point­less

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPEAK UP -

TEXT mes­sages and Face­book posts are be­ing cir­cu­lated ask­ing peo­ple to as­sem­ble in all states on Satur­day (Nov 19).

In Kuala Lumpur, they are invit­ing peo­ple to Dataran Merdeka and the or­gan­is­ers of Bersih 5 are tar­get­ing around 800,000 peo­ple.

Protests are part of democ­racy but why the need for a huge num­ber of peo­ple. It’s not go­ing to change any­thing but only cre­ate more prob­lems. Why can’t the peo­ple wait for the gen­eral elec­tion and show their pref­er­ence. Let’s be smart and not cre­ate prob­lems for the peo­ple.

Do the or­gan­is­ers re­alise how much hard­ship and dif­fi­cul­ties are caused by demon­stra­tions?

Of­ten as a re­sult, public trans­port is dis­rupted, busi­nesses are af­fected, and traf­fic jams are caused in many places. Crit­i­cally ill peo­ple will of­ten be un­able to reach hos­pi­tals dur­ing an emer­gency. Many will also not be able to at­tend im­por­tant public and pri­vate func­tions.

Will the or­gan­is­ers pay com­pen­sa­tion to all those af­fected by the demon­stra­tions?

Peace lov­ing cit­i­zens are fed up with street protests. It only takes a few un­ruly peo­ple to spark vi­o­lence that may de­velop into ri­ots.

Po­lice and in­tel­li­gence agen­cies need to be alert and nip the prob­lem in the bud.

Fed Up of Demos Kuala Lumpur

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