Following the results of the 13th Malaysian general election, citizens of the country have gotten busy protesting the outcome. Some have taken the step to send in a petition to the White House with the hopes of being heard, while others have decided to give it a silent treatment. And by that, we mean literally.
Yesterday, on 6th May 2013 (Monday), from 3pm till 6pm, Malaysians from all walks of life, regardless of age or race or gender donned black shirts and plastered masking tapes across their mouths and walked in every mall in Malaysia.
The movement, dubbed “The Silent Walk” was a peaceful protest against the alleged corrupted election process.
In Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur, the crowd stood in silence at the East Atrium of the mall at 5:00pm, attracting attention from shoppers as well as the people who happen to be working in the area. The silent walkers were present at The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur too. Let’s not forget Queensbay Mall in Penang, where a small but prominent group also took it upon themselves to support the notion:
Those that were present for “The Silent Walk” neither shouted nor cried, nor did they hold any signage. It was as silent as you would expect, signifying that Malaysians have been pressed into a silence of deep grief, having stripped off their right as citizens.
Needless to say, news of the movement gained traction when onlookers took pictures and shared it cross social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. So, did you happen chance upon any of these silent walkers? Share your pictures with us via Twitter (@HypeMY), we’d love to see them!