‘DEMON­STRA­TIONS GAVE US MERDEKA’

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

PE­TAL­ING JAYA: Ber­sih chair­man Maria Chin Ab­dul­lah has said it was through demon­stra­tions that the coun­try gained independence. “If you re­mem­ber how we won our independence, we were on the streets. It is part of our right to dis­sent,” she said. “We wanted to show them (the Bri­tish) we wanted change, and now to show to the gov­ern­ment that peo­ple are se­ri­ous about it.” Petty Traders As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Datuk Ang Say Tee said he lodged a po­lice re­port at the Dang Wangi sta­tion as a pre­cau­tion and to ask po­lice to beef up se­cu­rity dur­ing the gath­er­ings. Ang added that the traders were un­happy as week­ends are usu­ally their busy days.

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