"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke)
Today is a historical day in Malaysia, my beloved country, where BERSIH 3.0 rally took place. Tens of thousands of Malaysians (we do not have the official finalized figure yet) turned up at all roads leading towards Dataran Merdeka today to voice up and protest: we want a CLEAN (Bersih means Clean in Malay Language) electoral reform, we want a clean government ruling the country, and we want change. Enough is enough, the whole world know how bad in shape this country is, and how desperate of a change we need to build a better nation.
When I heard about this rally few weeks ago, I originally did not intend to be a part of it. However, as it grew closer to closer, I thought to myself, am I happy with the current state of my country. My answer is simple: NO. And I want change. No one can do this alone, and the people, the Malaysians will have to come together, make a stand, and make a loud statement. This will be a mark that turns history for Malaysia, and I don't want to look back many years from now and regret that I have not done anything. Yes, I want to be a part of this revolution, and yes I intend to play my part, no matter how small it may seem, no matter how insignificant it may be, as a photographer, to document this event, and share it out to the world, however far and wide I can reach through this humble blog of mine. I march in the rally with tens of thousands of people, as Malaysians. I fought as a photographer, and I will be showing you loads and loads of photographs taken from today's event.
I know, deep down in my heart that, if I did not do anything, and chose to be ignorant instead, evil will win. I will NOT let that happen.
All images in this entry were taken with Olympus DSLR E-5 and Zuiko Lenses: 11-22mm F2.8-3.5 and 50-200mm F2.8-3.5 Mk1 (non-SWD).
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