Friday, June 3, 2011

Bersih 2.0 rally points announced

Bersih 2.0 has identified three rally points for their protest march on July 9 to call for electoral reforms.

bersih protest 150208Participants have been asked to gather at Sogo shopping complex, the PAS headquarters and the Kampung Baru mosque at 2pm.

Previously, Bersih 2.0 had said it was rallying the public to march with the movement's leaders to hand over a petition to the King at Istana Negara.

The petition will carry seven demands:
  • Automatic voter registration at the age of 21
  • Reforms to the postal voting system for out-of-town voters
  • Use of indelible ink to avoid repeat voting
  • Access to mainstream media for opposition parties
  • Minimum campaign period of 21 days
  • Independence of enforcement bodies on election offences
  • Stamping out electoral graft
Bersih, the predecessor to the current movement, had organised a mass rally for similar demands in November 2011, but none has been met thus far.

The movement's leader, Ambiga Sreenevasan, said the protest was a “last resort” after attempts at engaging the relevant authorities have failed.

Ambiga said that Bersih 2.0 is also inviting all political parties, NGOs and the public to join the rally to voice their demand for free and fair elections.

[Source: Mkini]

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