Come up with solutions and they will stop rallying
By Fat Bidin Reporters|November 1, 2016
Journalist, writer, documentary filmmaker, lecturer and, apparently now social activist, Zan Azlee, uses logic and rationale to appeal to logical and rationale people who already support his ideas.
KOTA KEMUNING: If there are solutions to the problems that plague the nation, then the government must play a role in solving the or else the people will rally, demonstrate and protest on the streets, peacefully, of course.
This is what journalist, writer, documentary filmmaker, lecturer and, apparently now social activist, Zan Azlee said, as reported by FMT based on what was written on AsianCorrespondent.com.
“That’s what these demonstrations are supposed to do – disrupt everyday life to bring attention to more important and pressing issues – but peacefully and without violence, of course. It’s a part of a healthy and thriving democracy.
“And if the government doesn’t want the world to perceive Malaysia as being unstable, then fix the problems that caused the people to come out and protest in the first place.
“If it is corruption that people are unhappy about, then fix that. If it is unfair elections, then fix that,” Zan wrote in a commentary on AsianCorrespondent.com yesterday, as reported by FMT, and now reported by FatBidin.com.
Zan goes on to write, as reported by FMT based on the writings on AsianCorrespondent.com that street demonstrations and protests have always been a part of Malaysian history, even from the time of pre-independence.
When contacted by FatBidin.com, Zan said that he is honoured to have his opinion piece quoted, reported on and processed by another news organisation.
“I think I have arrived. I am now on the same level with Ibrahim Ali and Rani Kulup. I can randomly call for press conferences and release press statements from now on and forever,” he says.
[Read the original opinion piece that Zan wrote for the AsianCorrespondent.com titled ‘Like it or not, street demonstrations are a part of Malaysian history’]