Each Bersih rally has successively attracted a bigger crowd.
It was in spite of the knowledge that participants would be tear gassed and sprayed with chemical water from a huge canon.
Couple that with spending long hours on their feet in the blazing hot sun.
And yet people came.
But there are factions that are unhappy with this rally of support. So they've hijacked the Bersih name and dirtied it with their intentions.
The “Bersih 4.0” group is planning a mammoth rally at Stadium Bukit Jalil this June 23, hoping to push its “message of peace” and rejection of Bersih 1, 2 and 3
The group is also offering valuable prizes, including a Lamborghini Gallardo supercar and five Modenas motorcycles, all worth millions in total, as lucky draw giveaways to those who support them.
That's proper mad. Not to mention pathetic.
When you don't have a cause to rally round, you have to resort to all sorts of attractions.