A cycle of historic events

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(Photo credit: http://www.malaysiasite.nl/maung.htm)

 

jerit cycling campaign 071208 cylist cycle onto town

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                  (Photo credit: Malaysiakini)

History has a strange way of repeating itself, especially in Malaysia. Cycling was a vital mode of transport for Japanese soliders when Japan occupied Malaya (now Peninsular Malaysia) in the early 1940s. The top picture shows the cycling Japanese soldiers were on their way to Batu Maung, Penang.

Now, cycling also becomes important for the Jerit cyclists to raise public consciousness about certain social issues. The bottom picture indicates that the Jerit cyclists were on their way to social change. 

Could this similarity of sorts be the reason for the apparent jitters on the part of the authorities lately?

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3 Responses to “A cycle of historic events”


  1. 1 romerz 19 December 2008 at 12:04 am

    Jitters?

    How about soiling their pants when P36-Kuala Terengganu deliver their verdict on 17 Jan!

  2. 3 anna brella 19 December 2008 at 1:43 am

    Yes, I can see exactly why any fascist-like authority would get the jitters and run scared of these young determined cycling Jerits.

    Unlike the Japanese soldiers displaying armed military force these young Jerits are displaying their unarmed soul-force.

    And all through time history has clearly demonstrated to all which one of the two is truly mightier.

    “Imagine Power To The People” John Lennon.


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