On 5th May 2013 Malaysia is holding parliamentary elections. Never before since Malaysia's indepence the the election campaign and the expected election results were that close. Rumours of massive election fraud by the governing coalition Barisan Nasional (National Front, BN) are spreading like wildfire for weeks now and the tensions are rising. Supporters of the ruling BN already warned travellers from coming to Kuala Lumpur if the ruling coaltion should lose the election. They warned the public of possible civil unrest and mass protests. Members of the opposition parties and activists like Ambiga Sreenevasan became already victims of intimidation attempts and death threats.
|Press conference of Bersih 3.0, 27. April 2012|
It is highly likely that the government will do everything to stay in power, even if they have to resort on violent measures if necessary (as they did in 2012 during the Bersih 3.0 rally) .
|Bersih rally in Kuala Lumpur 28. April 2012|
|Crackdown on the Bersih 3.0 protest in April 2012.|
I have to admitt, I fear for the worst but still hope for the best.
Therefore I decided to post a pictorial broadsheet of images I shot over the last years when I visited Kuala Lumpur.
KUALA LUMPUR IMAGES
|After the friday's prayer in Kampung Baharu.|
|Protest against high petrol prices after the friday's prayer in Kampung Baharu, 2008.|
|Liqueur shop near Petaling road (already closed down)|
|School girls in Kampung Baharu.|
|Commuter train station at Putra Jaya|