That same Tuesday night, Haris Ibrahim told me that he would walk alone unless I was not joining him. He understood the dirty look I gave him and apologetically knocked glass with me. Rocky (sitting on the steps of NPC) said: I will walk with my defence lawyers. SO IF THE LAWYERS WON'T WALK AT LEAST THREE BLOGGERS WILL....and just you wait...if other bloggers hear about this, they too will join us. We will walk because we believe our lawyers cannot be shackled so easily. I want to convince myself that most of our lawyers put justice and human rights before the rice bowl. NO?OK let me level with everybody who reads this. I may look thuggish, aggressive, abrasive but I am actually a charmer, as Ranting Marina claims. But when the occasion demands I can get angry. However when I am angry, I drink more beer and after much much beers, I forget about being angry and become happy. But when I am incensed, I become nasty. Today I am incensed and therefore allow me to be nasty.....did we walk for justice aka human rights during the PutraJaya walk? Or did we walk to get some mileage for some parochial gains, like inflating a deflated institution? Isn't demanding for the right to justice a basic human right? 2000 of us walked the distance for that? NO?
Let me get nastier. Lawyers showed the way to 10/11 and 25/11.....follow the leader? The populace gave you a kudos. They had faith in your council. Your light showed them the way. You lead by example! And now when it matters most.....no fixed agenda....basic, simple human rights that embraces Mohd. Ah Chong , Muniandy and Tok anak Gol......you abandoned them. NO?
My parting shot has to be the nastiest. Where have all the learning gone? Wither the "when lawyers walk, something must be wrong"..... whithered? Semua nya ok now? All the wrongs righted, so don't have to do the Freedom Walk. Your president said: "For too long we have cried out for reform, but the authorities have not heeded our pleas." How to heed your pleas because your pleas are not consant. It is hard to address a moving target. You tugged that pedigree tail between the legs? Better to cowed-tow (pun vehemently intended) than to be gassed and showered? NO?
Damn, I was with you all on the 26 September. I was so pumped up and I was so proud of you people. My stumbling faith was re-born and found new feet. My buddy, Patrick Teo dragged his polio-ed legs and walked the gauntlet. We bloggers believed in what you did....that day we wanted to be with the heroes. I hoped Patrick and the bloggers did not regret doing that. I try very hard not to regret.