Mike Lee commented in Malahysiakini: After all the threats made by Perkasa and UMNO, will the non-Malays joining the Bersih March or they would rather stay at home? Check out: http://diskopi.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/bersih-2-0-will-the-chinese-stay-home/
I checked out the above site and
I TOO BELIEVE THAT THE MAJORITY OF CHINESE IN KL WILL STAY AWAY FROM BERSIH 2.0
Tuju Malbaru, writing on WARUNG IDEA DISKOPI made this observation:
My preliminary reading is they will. The Chinese will stay at home (or they will go shopping). Like any other big demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur since the 1998 “Reformasi Movement” the Chinese will stay at home despite Kuala Lumpur City being predominantly populated by the Chinese. I can say this rather authoritatively because I have participated in almost all of these demonstrations. I am the actual witness and I saw clearly with my own eyes the ethnic composition of the participants of these demonstrations.
I too have participated in all the big ones since the Kesas Highway Reformasi demonstration that nearly cost me my job because an UMNO guy reported me to the MD. I wrote about his earlier and will not repeat it as it had a happy ending with my MD inclined finally to my conviction.
However, of late the number of Chinese participating have increased but by my standards when compared to the other ethnic groups, still pathetic.
The first demo that I participated in was during the nationwide National Union of Teachers (NUT) Strike in 1967 which succeeded in bringing about equal pay for women, as well as pension, housing and health benefits for all teachers. We took to the streets, but here again the participation from the Chinese teachers was not encouraging.
WAS IT APATHY?
On our way to Ipoh that night when Perak MB Nizar was told to vacate the MB residence I made a wager with RPK that although Nizar had endeared himself to the Perak Chinese THEY would not turn out to support him. I lost the wager when I saw the crowd in the residence. I was embarrassingly surprised at the turnout.
WAS IT TO SYMPATHISE, that brought them out that night?
On May 7 2009 at the Perak Assembly of the 65 of us arrested the majority were Chinese.
DID THEY COME OUT BECAUSE THEY WERE ROBBED OF THEIR VOTES FOR NIZAR?
Over the last three months, activities against LYNAS has been a concerted KUANTAN effort by the Chinese community with good support from the other races to such an extent that the Pahang MB asked “Why only the Chinese are demonstrating?” HERE
MAYBE THE CHINESE IN KUANTAN ARE DIFFERENT FROM THE CHINESE IN SELANGOR AND KUALA LUMPUR…..Is there?
But I say this again……the Chinese presence on 9 July 2011 will be negligible and insingnificant……probably token. PROVE ME WRONG!
BUT LET ME TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK THOSE CHINESE WHO HAVE ALREADY MADE UP THEIR MINDS THAT THEY WILL TURUN PADANG!
Do yourself a favor, read HERE