Wednesday, April 4, 2012

It's on - April 28 at 2 pm, Dataran Merdeka

The Bersih 2.0 committee announced this morning that its next rally will be held at 2pm on April 28, at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur.

bersih announcing 3rd rally 040412 leafletThe theme of the rally, dubbed Bersih 3.0, is Duduk Bantah (sit-down protest), joint chairperson A Samad Said told a press conference.

Simultaneous protests are expected to be held in several places nationwide and other parts of the world, keeping up the coalition's pressure for clean and fair elections.
Ambiga Sreenevasan said the focus of Bersih 3.0 would be on three key demands:
- The EC must resign.
- The electoral process must be cleaned up before the next general election.
- International observers should be allowed to monitor the polls.
Ambiga also said that Himpunan Hijau will hold its 3.0 rally alongside Bersih 3.0. 
The committee had yesterday said that the report of the parliamentary select committee (PSC) on electoral reform had failedin key areas.

The coalition of NGOs had previously warned that another rally would be held if its demands were not met as a result of the PSC process.

The PSC was formed after Bersih 2.0 led a rally of about 15,000 people in Kuala Lumpur on July 9 last year to back eight demands for electoral reform.

The first Bersih rally had been held in 2007 with an estimated40,000 people walking to the Istana Negara gates to submit a memorandum to the Agong

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