Najib the PM cum BN Chairman spoke out against the planned Bersih march as though he had acquired another ministry for himself: the Orwellian Ministry of Truth(MOT). These are the diciferring of the codes used for his speech-which make everything make sense afterall:
Najib: Pakatan responsible if Bersih rally turns chaotic
Code for: If the police is ordered by Najib to beat up the marchers-which create the chaos, the marchers will be responsible. Not Najib or the police.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today he would hold Pakatan Rakyat (PR) responsible if the July 9 Bersih rally caused chaos in the country.
The Prime Minister warned those planning to take part in the rally that they must be ready to face the “consequences” for their actions.
Code for: if the BN lost respect from the marchers or the people at large after Najib ordered the police to beat up peaceful marchers then the marchers will face the consequences from a discredited BN. They may gladly suffer some of the consequences!
“If you have the guts, contest in elections; if you don’t have the guts, then do it (rallies) in the streets, and face the consequences.
Code for: If you are not gutsy you order for the police’s water canon, tear gas and baton to handle the marchers.If you are scared of free and fair elections then you try to win votes by buying them-using the public fund! Everyone knows which one require more guts: go to a march to face the police’ abuses and fight unfair elections definitely need more guts than ordering police to crushed the limbs of peaceful marchers!
“They (PR) will be responsible if the country is in chaos,” he said when opening the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) annual meeting here today.
Najib charged that the Bersih rally was not about handing over a memorandum to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong or fighting for fair elections, but was motivated by the opposition’s political motives to take over Putrajaya.
Code for: This is a party who don’t take the words of the people-who want free and fair elections, as what they are spelled out. Thus the riot police will be sent in even if you point at a clogged drain-the reason being Najib can convince himself that your fingers point in the direction of Putrajaya and not the drain alone!
“Do not stir trouble or wreak havoc just for political power,” he said.
Code for: trouble is not `stirred’ but ordered by the PM by using the police force. There is already plenty of havoc in the exercising of BN’s political power-out-performing the temporary traffic jams caused by the march! `Disturbing’ the chaos is what the political power are scared of-not disturbing the non-existent`peace’!
“Political power is in the hands of the people, not in the streets.”
Code for: Don’t ever let the people assemble to speak for themselves-as this would contradict the impression created in the mainstream media that the people support the BN, as in the media orchestrated `Million youth assembly’! Political power is in the hands of a few select people-it is not on the streets when the police escorts open the streets for the politicians!
The first rally in 2007 saw up to 50,000 people take to the capital’s street before they were dispersed by police with tear gas and water cannons.
Malay rights group Perkasa has threatened a counter rally if Bersih continues with its plans while Umno Youth said it would hold a rally in support of the Election Commission, which is the subject of Bersih’s demands.
Code for: Perkasa dispute even the right of the people to assemble while UMNO Youth dispute the mission for free and fair elections by Bersih. Isn’t it a neat division of labour? It must be from a very efficient and productive meeting between the 2-where one specializes in stopping the rally and another try to have it easy by waiting for the stopped marchers from turning up for a debate on free and fair elections! But reality may turn out the other way: the marchers are not stopped any more than unfair elections can stop the people from marching to Putrajaya!
PAS has asked for one million members to take to the streets on July 9 to support Bersih, which has also organised rallies in several cities in the world.