GOMBAK, 15 DECEMBER, 2011: Umno's “momentum of fear” is being felt by every rakyat in Malaysia, said Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) Secretary-General S Arutchelvan.
Speaking to more than 1,000-strong ABU supporters at the 'Rapat Rakyat: Asalkan Bukan Umno (ABU)' ceramah, Arutchelvan (left) said that Malaysia have finally awakened to reach to a new level of the political awareness. He said now that the rakyat are able to see through Umno-Barisan Nasional the people are breaking their silence to reject the party.
"We are in the environment which is demanding for change... the rakyat are now mature and ready to fight against Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN)," said Arul.
In his fiery speech, Arul told about the time of pre-independence where most political parties were banned and its members imprisoned.
He said the only political party that remained at that time was Umno, and that the British had intentionally allowed the party to remain so their power over the country would be passed on to their preferred political party.
He said the Internal Security Act (ISA) was also widely used to safeguard the security of Umno leaders.
"The ISA Act is used to safeguard the leaders of Umno... Umno continued to live because of the ISA," said Arul.
In his full-spirited speech, Arul told the crowd that instead of the world coming to an end in year 2012, it would be Umno’s reign which will be ending next year.
"If they want to use the police or the ISA... we want to say, we are not afraid of anyone anymore!" added Arul to loud cheers from with supporters who had packed hall in Taman Melewar, Gombak.
ABU’s first official ceramah chaired by Solidarity Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM) Pesident Badrul Hisham Shaharin (also known as Chegubard) was also attended by Malaysian Civil Liberties Movement (MCLM) President Haris Ibrahim, Benny Loh of Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP), Parti Rakyat Malaysia (PRM) President Dr Rohana Ariffin and PAS Vice President Datuk Mahfuz Omar.
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