Saturday, September 29, 2007

Long Road to Freedom

I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.

Nelson Mandela

Someone used Mandela wise saying as an introduction to an article to concerned Malaysians who are struggling to revive the status of the Malaysian Judiciary as a respected third pillar of democracy and an independent one for Malaysia. The Malaysia Bar Council organised a March for Justice which is supposed to be a 300m march from the Palace of Justice to the Prime Minister Department in Putrajaya to hand in 2 memoranda. They chartered 7 buses to take those who want to participate but don't want to drive there from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya. I was one of the passenger. That 300m March for Justice turned out to be a 5km +300m Long March for Justice. Wished I can add that as in introduction to that post as one can predict what will happen after the hard march, the drenching by the heavy downpour, and the hard work of the Bar Council in drafting out the two memorenda. It is going to be a long haul with many mountains to climb. Just have to hope that the concerned Malaysians and the Bar Council will have the stamina to see it to the end. And the police and the armed forces don't act like those in Burma.

It will be a long struggle,

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