The FRU, UTK and assorted un-uniformed personnel were all around. But they were very cooperative. As I passed them, the Light Strike Force officers were gearing up. I picked up a helmet when it was dropped as an officer was strapping on his knee protection. I held it for him until he completed his dressing. I told him that if the government did not do anything wrong, people would not protest. His remark made my day: Itu betol. I shook his hand and went to join the rally-goers who were already stopped from proceeding towards the Aussie Hicom.
Speeches were made by PAS and PKR. Met up with YBs Charles, Eli, Tian, Haris and Clement Chin, one of the Kuantan organizers. Jeya and hubby came from Kuantan too minus the baby. Conspicuously missing was the kindie chap who initiated this STOP LYNAS MOVEMENT. I particularly asked for him.
The boys in blue were disciplined and what surprised me was the duration of the rally. It was allowed to go on despite the rain and after the shower. Usually they threaten us with the count of 10, 15 and once 5. I left the scene at 4:15pm.
I was particularly surprised to see a green-jacketed Lions member amongst us. Sure was a good sight because these SERVICE clubs hardly or openly support the causes like this one . They go for VISIBILITY. Their mileage is WHO they invite when they make check presentations …..money that we ordinary people contribute to. Its about time these elite service clubs come forward, stand with us when we make a stand against injustice or unfairness.
I DEDICATE THIS POSTING TO THAT LIONS CLUB OFFICIAL WHO STOOD WITH US NOT AFRAID TO DON HIS OFFICIAL GREEN JACKET.
THANK YOU SIR.
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