The Face of A Movement

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AMONG ALL THE photographs taken during the Bersih 2.0 rally, one stands out. In it, a petite grey-haired lady clad in a yellow T-shirt is seen standing in front of Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) troops who have just drenched her with chemicallaced water. Her eyes are closed in agony, her face a portrait of anguish. In her left hand she clutches a water bottle and a single stalk of daisies. In the background, 100 metres away, a battalion of uniformed officers and FRU trucks keeps watch.

The woman in the photograph was later identified as retired English teacher Anne Ooi Siew Lan.


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