Konsert BERSIH 8T: Outside

On the 13th of October 2012, I went down to Konsert BERSIH 8T at the Kelana Jaya Stadium. This would also be known as #BersihRocks on Twitter. Again, as an observer, I went incognito, not in yellow. I figure if they start carting away people in yellow, I should still be around to take pictures.

Here’s the TindakMalaysia booth. Although I went straight into the stadium to see who was playing, I realized the crowd was really at the back, where the stalls were.

Also note the rules at the entrance. Above is the donation box. Entry was with a minimum donation of RM5, and you get stamped on your hand with ink that seems pretty indelible!

Food vendors were having brisk business.

All sorts of shirts in yellow were sold.

The Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia booth. I was looking for the Cleaning In Progress one but they didn’t have it. 🙁

For those who want a break in color, there’s green and the classic black and white.

More, from SUARAM, among others.

All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. That is why I try to do what I do here, to document this. Neutrality and being free of bias is hard to expect of a human, though, so I’d rather have fairness.

If you have decided you want to do more for Malaysia, be a Polling/Counting Agent!

Sign up for the training here. It is open to all citizens of Malaysia – you don’t need to be a member of any political party or the Election Commission, to participate in making sure the elections are free and fair! I’ve gone for the course myself, and learned so much about the electoral system.

Remember the entrance rules above? Well these stalls are outside.

The stadium was being uncooperative, so they had to bring in their own power generator.

Clean Sweep, by Oon Yeoh, is a compilation of high-quality photographs from the Bersih 3.0 28th April 2012 rally. I have that book. It smells nice, too.

Balloons by Kill The Bill.

Phone casings! I didn’t have to look for one for my Asus Padfone because of the nature of my phone, sliding into a tight holder in the Asus Padfone Station.

You could register as a voter here, too! Not a very busy booth, which is a good sign – I assume everyone has registered!

These guys seem a bit lost. However there’s nothing with them peddling their wares here.

Mr. Ballot Box signing.

Nik Jidan is one folk singer/songwriter I’ve not heard of before, and it’s a shame – he’s great!

Alternative print publications. It’s a shame that none of the ruling component parties showed up – no UMNO, MCA, MIC, MDP, PPP, Gerakan, or their publications. What, don’t they want free and fair elections?

People will only have confidence in you, if you’ve won the election fairly. It’s a good move, politically, to show your support, to prove that you aren’t afraid to win fair and square.

A wall of expression.

Cartoony expression.

On the far side.

Mama Bersih. Interesting.

Their artwork.

It was still early, so the signatures had not filled up yet.

Ronasina, a cartoonist I’d never heard of before. I love his cartoon style and detailing!

More of his stuff.

It was getting dark, and I seriously almost stepped on this, which was on the floor.

Caricature artists.


The A. Samad Said corner. You could get your copy autographed!

Above: Zunar’s cartoon books (well it looks like the ones that were not banned…) Below: Johnny Ong, cartoonist for UMNO-nomics.

Left: Music CDs from various local acts. Right: I’m not sure if this is a PAS booth.

Sisters In Islam had a booth too!

This looks to be the DAP booth.

And of course, the Himpunan Hijau group.

Pictures from inside the stadium, and the event itself, will come after this!

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