RALLY: Not too late to accept Merdeka Stadium offer
IT is with dismay that I read of Bersih 3.0’s insistence on using Dataran Merdeka on Saturday.
The reason that it is too late to inform the demonstrators is not acceptable:
THE organisers should have refrained from announcing the venue and printing publicity material before determining that approval will be granted; and,
THE use of new media is so efficient that it would pose no problem informing the participants of the change of venue.
It seems that the organisers are bent on using Dataran Merdeka. It will suit their purposes to be seen as victims of suppression.
I support the call for free and fair elections. The message must be delivered without obfuscation, which is what may happen this weekend. I hope that the offer of Merdeka Stadium will be accepted.