Sunday, July 10, 2011

Images from BERSIH 2.0: 9th July 2011

(An old lady, Annie Ooi, wore yellow t-shirt and joined the march.)

(The Inspector-General of Police reported there were only 6,000 people in the rally but eyewitnesses approximated to be about 50,000 people.)


Martin Yee said...

Hi Sze Zeng,

This photo of Auntie Annie Ooi deserves a Pulitzer Prize for photography. It is poignant and heart breaking. A photo paints a thousand words. Besides "What will Jesus do?", I am thinking of how our theology can contibute towards to the Christian discussions on justice and democracy. I need to read up more on the theology and life of Lutheran theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer who paid the ultimate price for his stand as a disciple of Christ under the Third Reich.

Sze Zeng said...

Hi Martin,

I was very encouraged by Annie Ooi.

BTW, if you are looking into Christianity and justice, you may like to know that there is a good book specifically on this issue in the local context, edited by Daniel Koh and Kiem-Kiok. The title is 'Issues of Law and Justice in Singapore: Some Christian Reflections'.

Martin Yee said...

Thanks for recommendation. Sounds interesting. By the way there is a serious of talks on justice by Hugh Williamson in TTC. Is it worth attending? Any clue? Have you read any of his writings on justice?

Sze Zeng said...

I haven't hear Williamson before. My friend who has is impressed by him. By the way, Williamson is Gordon Wong's "sifu". :-)