Sunday, October 23, 2011
The organisers of the anti-apostasy rally Himpunan Sejuta Umat(Congregation of a Million) in Shah Alam today declared the event a success despite only attracting no more than 5,000 people.
According to its co-chairperson Mohd Azmi Mohd Hamid, this is because the message of the rally has been delivered.
Speaking after the four-hour event at the Shah Alam open stadium, he said that the delivery of their message trumps "the real numbers on the ground."
"We are not disappointed. When we say one million (people), we say this as the NGOs had promised certain numbers of supporters, but if they can't make it then we are not too concerned about it," he said.
According to Mohd Azmi, the fact that no untoward incident occurred also disproved the fear-mongering by Himpun's detractors.