Originally Posted by shuwenteo
In Chinese, we have a saying: "When rats run on streets everyone shouts 'Hit them!' "
MK: PAS wows Kedah with crowd of more than 50,000
Please make sense. Please make sense. Please make sense.
Maybe it's 'cause you have a world-class super aweseom tertiary education that I've yet to experience.
Originally Posted by youngyew
To be fair my understanding is bersih has not claimed to be apolitical, they are only meant to be non-partisan. How is it even possible for a movement campaigning for fair election apolitical?
Actually I think it can. After all, the EC is supposed to be (supposed to la, lol) handling elections fairly. It's also supposed to be apolitical and impartial. So it does stand to reason, to me, that a campaign that wants to defraud elections can be apolitical.
It's just that since unfair elections will help one side or another, it means that by definition cleaning up elections will help the other side. So it's unfortunate but the reality is that Bersih's campaign benefits Pakatan, obviously. But there's no reason a supposedly fair, democratic government shouldn't want it either, in principle.
I still think Ambiga for instance is apolitical. Sure, given her background she's probably not a BN supporter. But she's not made remarks saying 'vote for Pakatan' or 'the BN government must be voted out' - if you follow her statements, they mostly slam the EC or the specific actions by government officials.
It's too bad, because although Bersih the group may not have been compromised, the opposition's strong support has somewhat hijacked the perception of the group. People still believe in Bersih's cause though, it has to be said.