29 Apr '12, 10am

Yawning Bread: The day that Singaporeans take to the streets

In the above Al Jazeera clip, the reference to “Merdeka stadium” is wrong. The Bersih plan was to converge on Merdeka (Independence) Square. Singaporeans desiring change wring their hands and ask: When will something like Bersih 3.0 happen here? When will Singaporeans find the courage to make their feelings known on the streets? Bersih 3.0 was the huge demonstration in Kuala Lumpur yesterday (28 April 2012) calling for clean elections. Estimates of crowd size vary, but looking at the various videos available, 25,000 to 50,000 would be about right. I don’t think anything similar will happen here any time soon. But when it does, it may end in worse disaster. However, saying this doesn’t mean that we should therefore fear it ever happening and thus keep a tight lid on such demonstrations. Quite the opposite: I think for Singapore to enjoy a new lease of life, the old order ne...

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