Suhaizan and Teo both claimed that the BN government has gone back on its election manifesto, which promised to help to lessen the young people's burden.
“BN made all kinds of promises during GE13 but when they are in power, prices of all things are going up.
“Where (BN government rules), there you will find misappropriation and bribery," Suhaizan alleged.
Suhaizan said that university graduates in both private and public sectors were underpaid, pressured and overworked as they struggled to make a living.
If the BN government does not pay attention to these facts, she said they can expect social problems and crime rate to rise as well.
Besides making speeches, the demonstration outside the shopping mall was also coloured by performance, with protestors watching as three participants holding symbols of toll, petrol and the Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) logo had their hands tied together.Then, the movement's chairperson Azan Safar came forth and cut the cords, freeing the participants, while dozens of yellow balloons with the words "turun" (come down) written on them were released into the air.
This stunt earned some attention from the passersby, who were mostly out for their year-end shopping.
The Turun group said they would follow up the protest with forums to discuss the problems of rising costs and the results would be submitted to MPs for Parliamentary debate - Malaysiakini, 11/12/2013, Student activists and youths protest rising cost of living