If this backdoor gomen is going to hartal our parliament, should we not hartal this backdoor gomen?

Posted on May 4, 2020


IMG-20191109-WA0061 edNot sure what hartal is?

Without any internet, phones, mobile or otherwise, fax or photostat machines,Malayans pulled off an amazing hartal on 20th October, 1947.


Just goes to show what a united people can accomplish.

I am going to share a short video of how that one day protest in Malaya was. You should watch the full documentary, Sepuluh Tahun Sebelum Merdeka, by Fahmi Reza, if you haven’t already.

You know what it reminds me of?

This stay home during this MCO since 18th March.

Which has effectively shut down the economy, which is what the Malayans did 73 years ago.

The economy has, since 18th March, been on literal shutdown.

Today, its conditional MCO, so people can go back to work.

And phase 4 of the MCO is due to end on 12th May.

Suggesting that the authorities think that things have improved enough.

So why is our parliament not going back to work?

Malaysiakini reports that de facto law minister Takiyuddin Hassan is sticking to parliament only sitting for a day on 18th May, despite the reopening of the country’s economy, with the conditional MCO kicking in today.

There’s an online petition calling for a 2-week parliamentary sitting starting 18th May.

I’ve signed.

Please sign.

And if parliament does not sit on the 19th, maybe we, the rakyat, should declare an MCO ( Movement Curtailment Observance )  on 20th May?