Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Live from...

KLIA. Yes, lawrenzloh.blogspot.com is currently streaming from KLIA free wifi. Hehe. More pictures of KLIA and airplanes coming up in the next few days.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

BERSIH rally at Dataran Merdeka

Now, I know photojournalism is the hardest category of photography.

10/11/2007 (Sat)
Having heard of this rally from the internet, I pack up camera, plastic bag(to cover the camera), and off to Dataran Merdeka.

At 8 a.m. I took a bus from my hostel to campus, then midway, roadblock, shit, cause i was wearing a yellow shirt, but the police didn't stop the bus, probably because it was a Uni bus. By the way, i went to campus because i have exam on that day.

At 12.40 p.m. Finally arrived at Central Market after enduring traffic jam caused by the road block by the police. Wandering around Central Market, then a lot of policemen with bat were patrolling in a group of 4.

At 1 something, Dataran Merdeka was already closed, i guess since early morning.

Dataran Merdeka with loads of FRU lorries around

A few helicopters wandering around Dataran Merdeka to monitor the situation from the air.

Then at Masjid Jamek, there already thousands of people there.

Foreign journalists were present for this historic day

Crowds at Masjid Jamek

By the way, read more comprehensive report at jeffooi.com, malaysia-today, water-cannon video, tear-gas video, and of course goverment-owned thestar. It's a shame for the local journalists, if you read or view the local media station report about this rally. They quote only 4,000 people showed up, but i think the real figure was over 30,000.

This is a milestone for the country's democratic process, the people has shouted their will, and will continuosly demand for democracy.

" People should not be afraid of the goverment, the goverment should be afraid of the people. " - Quote from V for Vendetta you'll most probably heard of.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Some random photos

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