Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is predictably irked by Saturday's rally/march to the palace by thousands of Malaysians.
The 10-Eleven Yellow march was for electoral reforms, for clean and fair elections.
Opposition leaders from the DAP, Pas and Keadilan were there. Together they -- Lim Kit Siang, Hadi Awang and Anwar Ibrhaim - handed the memorandum to Istana Negara officials.
The Prime Minister says that this is an attempt to drag the Yang di-Pertuan Agong into politics and to force the Monarch to take sides.
Read the NST story here.
To me it's quite simple, really.
I think we are all aware about the position of the Yang diPertuan Agong in our parliamentary democracy.
I learnt about this way back in form 6 history (principal) paper (British/Malaysian constitution) and again in college (law paper).
The message is simple, and to me, very clear.
Those thousands of people walked all the way to Istana Negara to accompany the opposition leaders to submit a petition to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong who is not the chief executive of the country.
Not everyone of these "protesters" are Opposition supporters but they supported the memorandum. Many probably signed the petition.
Whatever the figure -- 10,000 (according to the police) or 40,000.
I'm not sure if all of them are voters.
But I can bet you, most of them are.
That rally means nothing only if you think that NOT every vote counts.