The Special Bunch attended the last ceramah at KKB Stadium which ended as per regulation at 12 midnight. The atmosphere was electrifying. A 30,000 audience was awesome. The speakers spellbinding.
We bunked at Kampong Petak, an orang asli commune. I have been coming home everynight past midnight after ceremahs since 17 April but tonight was different. A blockade was set up and we were told to we cannot enter the settlement which had been our home for the last 8 days.
We stood our ground because answers to our queries were infantile and unacceptable. At one stage they told us to leave our car and we could walk back to our abode. Can you believe that? Nobody seemed to be in charge. It took some half hour before we were let through with a promise that two Rela personnel will be stationed to ensure that we did not do any campaigning. Can you believe that?
When you fear, you harass. That has been the tone from the start of the campaign at Hulu Salangor. Cicil society activists have been arrested over the week. Some were told to get out of KKB and to come back to KKB after election to take possession of their cars.
You can bet, this harassment will continue during the polling process.