For many years now I have been of the opinion that too many Malaysians have been reduced to a bunch of armchair critics who choose not to lift any finger to initiate change – but rather be comfortable sitting at coffee shops, mamak stalls or hiding behind their computers, and complain about everything under the stars.
Duduk Bantah is saying that they are all about 'making a change'?
Unfortunately, the entire phrase 'Duduk Bantah' literally means 'sit and complain'. (OK Suanie just told me it's not literally 'complain', it means sit and oppose… close enough methinks). The entire act promotes gathering a mass herd of angry dissenters to go to a place together where they can happy sit together and complain about how this country oppresses the downtrodden, the needy, the poor, the handicapped, the Malays, the Chinese, the Indians, Christians, Buddhists, Yang Lain-lain, educated, not so educated, … (insert type of community needing help here).
I'm sorry but if you want to change the country, sitting and complain isn't about to do it.
Btw, the Klang River needs cleaning up. Image if you had the 50,000 – 100,000 people who purportedly will turn up for BERSIH 3.0 on Saturday, bringing cleaning equipment to do a major river gotong-royong around, say, the river banks near Masjid Jamek instead. (It's close enough to Dataran Merdeka.) Think about it, to truly 'membersihkan' a filthy river, and that will really send chilling messages down the 'corrupted' Government's spines. Plus DBKL can't fault you or ban you from going to the area at all – after all, you're actively participating in their River of Life project.
Much better than sitting and complaining anytime. IMHO.