Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Black505

I'm sure most of you would've seen or heard of the term "Black505". It was actually a marking for the recent general elections, and the many questions evolving from the exercise. Three days after that historic day with over 80% voter turnout, a huge rally (or rather, assembly) was organized to reject the results, as there were several reports of alleged fraud and raised many eye brows about its authenticity and integrity.

Traffic was chaotic, cars were stuck on the highway, throngs of people in black tops marched towards the Kelana Stadium, where a huge crowd was already there, to dispute the election results, to be with fellow Malaysians, to stand united, and to show the ruling coalition what it really means to stand united, irrespective of race, religion and colour. I heard that a lot of shops in the nearby shopping mall had brisk business, especially with black coloured tops! Tesco would've been wise to stock up extra on that fateful day.

Front page of Utusan Malaysia, an UMNO-backed newspaper.

A long line of red lights, many heading towards the direction of the stadium, to attend the Himpunan Rakyat.

This photo was taken an hour+ after the one above. Car lights are all off, traffic was at a complete standstill, and backed up onto the NKVE/PLUS highway.

Some Samaritans helping to direct traffic.

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