Saturday, July 9, 2011

Pengerusi & Anggota SPR Perlu Letak Jawatan, Izinkan Agong Lantik Yang Baru

Pengerusi & Anggota SPR Perlu Letak Jawatan, Izinkan Agong Lantik Yang Baru


Pengerusi & Anggota SPR Perlu Letak Jawatan, Izinkan Agong Lantik Yang Baru

Posted: 09 Jul 2011 10:30 AM PDT

Husam: Episode Bersih 2, BN terluka parah

Akhirnya, kami sampai di kawasan bersebelahan bangunan sebuah tokong Budha di sebuah jalan menghala Stadium Negara.

Ribuan berhimpun. Tidak lama, ia menjadi belasan ribu, kalau pun tak puluhan ribu.

Sungguh pun ada barisan FRU menghalang jalan itu ke Stadium Negara, perhimpunan berjalan aman betul-betul bersebelahan sekatan FRU.

Pak Samad Said di situ. Saya melihat mata kanannya merah. Terkena semburan gas pemedih mata di KL Sentral sebelum ke sini. Diserbu FRU bersama pimpinan Bersih dan PR ketika mereka mula nak bergerak dari sana.

Ustaz Hadi ditahan. Pimpinan lain juga.

Ada yang cedera. Salah seorang adalah pengiring Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Luka parah dengan lumuran darah di pipi kanan beliau.

Saya tiba beberapa minit selepas rombongan bergerak dari Hilton. Sempat menyaksikan polis mengheret pimpinan ke dalam trak FRU.

Pak Samad terlepas bersekali Haris. Ia ke sini. Meneruskan tapak-tapak perjuangan rakyat yang cintakan damai menuntut kesaksamaan pilihanraya, sekalipun sukar.

Bukan dekat berjalan kaki ke sini. Hampir lima belas minit berjalan laju.

Saya berucap dulu.

Kagum. Sekatan polis begitu mencengkam seluruh kotaraya Kuala Lumpur.

Amaran polis dan pimpinan Umno/BN sebelum tarikh ini bertubi-tubi. Malam tadi saya menyaksikan kenyataan Ketua Polis Negara, polis akan melakukan apa sahaja untuk menghalang perhimpunan ini.

Serbuan di mana sahaja ada rakyat berhimpun.

Namun, di depan mata saya ada belasan ribu. Ribuan lagi di berbagai lokasi di kora raya. Hebat rakyat Malaysia. Serta merta rasa bangga dengan keberanian rakyat Malaysia semua kaum menyerap masuk ke dalam hati kecil saya. Lebih membanggakan, bagaimana mereka boleh menembusi semua sekatan yang ada???

Adakah strategi kepungan polis Malaysia begitu naif???

Adakah polis kita memerlukan penilaian semula terhadap pendekatan dan kaedah berfikir mereka?

Atau ombak semangan rakyat begitu cekal?

India, Cina, Melayu, tua, muda, bahkan berkeluarga, Sabahan, Sarawak juga, satu hati membuktikan kuasa rakyat lebih kuat dari kuasa polis!

Ugutan tidak boleh meleburkan tekad mereka. Sekatan, serbuan dan gas pemedih mata ala Tahrir Square adalah kecil di mata kebangkitan. Jangan lupa ini.

Ombak rakyat lebih tinggi dari gunung, lebih hebat dari tsunami. Lebih kukuh dari kekerasan, kekejaman dan hilang pedoman pihak berkuasa yang paling kuat sekalipun.


Hujan yang turun mendamaikan gas pemedih mata yang dilepaskan oleh polis menjadi bukti Tuhan bersama rakyat yang inginkan politik yang BERSIH.

Jika pemimpin UMNO/BN dan polis bersopan, mendengar nasihat Yang Di Pertuan Agung, mengizinkan perhimpunan aman di Stadium, tidak lah UMNO/BN dan polis dimalukan sebegini.

Tidaklah dunia menjadi saksi Najib menyembunyikan sebuah perjalanan pilihanraya yang penuh dengan penyelewengan untuk meneruskan talian hayatnya.


Kini, dunia menyaksikan Malaysia sedang menyusur jalan kejatuhan yang sama dengan regim kotor yang lain. Terakhir, perubahan politik di negara jiran, Thailand.

SPR, keluar dari eiposod BERSIH 2, sebagai kaldai tunggangan UMNO/BN.

Keutuhannya hancur. Kehendak Perlembagaan Negara 114(2) menghendaki SPR mendapat KEPERCAYAAN AWAM.


Kepercayaan awam terhadapnya telah hancur dengan sikapnya menjelang Bersih 2.

Izin Agung lantik SPR baru

Pengerusi dan anggota SPR wajar mengosongkan kerusi mereka jika mereka benar menyokong pilihanraya yang bersih dan bukan berada di situ melindungi nyawa UMNO/BN. Izinkan YDP Agung membentuk anggota SPR yang baru.

Pandanglah kebangkitan rakyat di tengah kepungan polis ini sebagai lambang tuntutan kepada sistem yang bersih. Demi negara tercinta, pandanglah pada semua penyelewengan yang anda sendiri memang mengetahuinya (tetapi berpura-pura tidak mengetahuinya), dengan bertindak jujur dan memberikan peluang reformasi yang sangat penting untuk keselamatan negara.

Kenyataan berunsur perkauman para pemimpin UMNO/BN sebelum perhimpunan ini telah meletakkan jurang yang amat dalam antara pemimpin ini dengan majoriti rakyat yang rasional dan cintakan keharmonian.

Wajah sebenar Najib dan pentadbirannya yang bermuka-muka dan sanggup membelakangkan teras demokrasi, keharmonian rakyat Malaysia dan kesopanan dengan Raja Melayu, terserlah. Ia cukup menggerikan. Kelayakan pemimpin sperti ini untuk memimpin rakyat pelbagai kaum di negara ini dan meletakkan keselamatan rakyat tanpa memilih bulu telah hilang.

Ugutan dan terkeman kumpulan ektremis sepanjang episode BERSIH 2 yang dibiarkan tanpa sebarang tindakan membuktikan perlunya pimpinan baru mengambil alih negara jika kita inginkan keamanan dan keselamatan, kestabilan dan keharmonian. Minda gelap mereka berada di mana-mana.

Kekerasan tidak bertempat yang ditunjukkan oleh polis di pelbagai insiden pada hri ini, menyerlahkan minda mereka meletakkan keselamatn regim yang ada lebih penting dari sumpah dan tugas mereka menjaga keselamtan rakyat.

Darah banyak yang menitis, kecederaan, pemimpin di cekup dan diseret seperti penjenayah dan lainnya, bukan berlaku angkara peserta demo yang seluruhnya datang dengan niat yang BERSIH.

Andalah yang telah mengotorkan himpunan ikhlas 9 Julai ini. Akhirnya, andalah yang cedera parah dalam minda majoriti rakyat yang cintakan damai.... Malang.... -husammusa

Ulasan GB

Lebih baik letak jawatan secara terhormat sebelum nanti mendapat balasan Allah yang lebih dasyat.

Meminjam kata-kata Datuk Husam:

"Demi negara tercinta, pandanglah pada semua penyelewengan yang anda sendiri memang mengetahuinya (tetapi berpura-pura tidak mengetahuinya), dengan bertindak jujur dan memberikan peluang reformasi yang sangat penting untuk keselamatan negara."


Thank you, dear Malaysians.

Posted: 09 Jul 2011 10:20 AM PDT

The ninth of July has come and gone. Malaysians have been awed by the unexpected and unabashed display of courage in the face of challenges. Whilst some deny it was a success and even downplayed the figures and played up the roles of others, I believe the social networks and youtube videos speak nothing but the truth. True victory lies in inspiring courage in others too. Today, tens of thousands created history in their show of unity and dogged determination for clean and fair elections. The world has seen the outpouring of strength of character and fortitude of Malaysians who braved barriers, rain, tear gas and all kinds of hindrances to voice the cry from our hearts.

To all those who were there at the rally, thank you for being there for the rest of us who wanted to go but could not. Some of us were with you in spirit and in our hearts. Because of you and your outward show of courage, in being victorious, you have inspired us beyond imagination.

As for those of you who were there, your presence there has give us the hope and vanquished any doubt or feelings of defeat. You have encouraged us with your courage and and filled the hearts of many with the hope that TOGETHER, we will achieve something better.

Thank you all!!!


The sight of so many Malaysians who came together regardless of class, creed or color is one of the most beautiful moments in history. Walking hand in hand, running for cover with hearts entwined in one hope - simply magnificient.

Thank you all, brave Malaysians, who were there for the rally in Malaysia and in other parts of the world. Thank you for standing in solidarity with us.

That day will come soon - the day when we can see a better nation for all to have a place in the sun - to live, grow and thrive.


Bersih is very, very subversive!

Posted: 09 Jul 2011 09:25 AM PDT

They defied an advice given by His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to have a peaceful demonstration. They defied the government and police orders to organise the rally at an indoor stadium. And they defied the law and order.

Now, its no point for PM Najib to hold any kind of negotiation with them as their main intention was not for a 'clean' election system but to bring about instability to the country, chase the investors away and wreck the social harmony.

They just wanted a wide publicity, which the got. It has nothing to do with Anwar Ibrahim either as Ambiga herself has avowed that Bersih was not the voice of Pakatan Rakyat or the PKR.

Then, who did they speak for? The answer - for a few anti-Malaysia, anti-govt, anti-multiracial politics and anti-institutional monarchy leaders who think Malaysians deserve a new system like Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and other Arab-Muslim nations.

They have forgotten the fact that Malaysia differs a lot from this countries. And they were very fortunate that the Malaysian police were very much human in dealing with them.

They are subversive people and are considered dangerous to the national security. I personally believe they will organise similar rallies in the near future as the authority has been very 'soft' on them yesterday.

Ambiga - who caused all the chaos - has won when about 50,000 people joined the rally. The 1,401 nabbed will be released on police bail in the a day or two.

However, the didnt realise the devastating impact poised by the rally. The whole capital city was at a standstill, business closed, tourists detoured, massive traffic jam and the public transportation system was disrupted.

No. Ambiga has forgotten that Bersih did not represent majority of the rakyat who are against them. She and her friends can claim victory now but should they have any plan for a second round of rally, I believe the rakyat who were adversely affected by 9 July rally would stop them!

If they want to know what's peoples' power is really all about, try a second rally!


Dosa Polis Yang Sukar Diampunkan, Seorang Mati Seorang Patah Kaki

Posted: 09 Jul 2011 10:02 AM PDT

Mangsa gas pemedih mata meninggal

KUALA LUMPUR, 9 Julai: Seorang peserta perhimpunan Bersih 2.0 yang terkena semburan water canon dan gas pemedih mata di KLCC meninggal dunia sekejap tadi.

Baharudin Ahmad, 58 tahun, bersama rakan dan keluarganya berkumpul di KLCC terjatuh dan pengsan apabila disembur gas pemedih mata oleh pasukan keselamatan.

Beliau yang dibawa ke Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) disahkan meninggal dunia kemudiannya.

Jenazah beliau kini dibawa ke rumah beliau kemudiannya di Kelompok Camar, Jalan Ampang Ulu Kelang.

Menurut rakan beliau, Suhaimi Long, Baharudin pengsan selepas terkena gas pemedih mata di bawa ke HKL di mana anak perempuan mangsa bertugas di situ sebagai seorang doktor.

Isteri beliau, Puan Rosni Melan ketika dihubungi Harakahdaily berkata, ketika kejadian beliau dan suaminya tidak duduk sekali kerana beliau ke Stadium Merdeka manakala suaminya ke KLCC. -HD


(LENSA DPPWM) : REMAJA PATAH KAKI DISEPAK FRU!




Seorang pemuda yang turut menyertai perhimpunan aman Bersih 2.0 telah dikasari oleh sekumpulan FRU.

Dengan menendang tepi betisnya sambil tangannya terikat dengan 'cable tight' yang mengakibatkan tulang betisnya patah. Dia ditangkap dan dikasi sedemikian rupa ketika beliau cuba menyelamatkan diri dari ditangkap polis di kawasan Hentian Pudaraya.


Orang ramai yang berada disitu cuba mendapatkan pisau bagi memotong 'cable tight' polis pada tangannya setelah polis yang menahannya membiarkan pemuda itu ditepi jalan setelah menyedari yang pemuda itu cedera.



Kesan kotor but FRU pada seluar tempat tulang betisnya patah dikasari oleh FRU.



akhirnya 'Cable tight' polis berjaya dipotong oleh orang ramai selepas kire-kire 10 minit beliau terbaring ditepi jalan tanpa dihiraukan oleh pihak polis.



Orang ramai terpaksa meminta teksi menghantarnya ke HKL bagi mendapatkan rawatan selepas polis enggan menggunakan traknya utk menghantar mangsa mendapatkan rawatan



Mangsa meraung yang kesakitan ketika cuba meletaknya di seat belakang teksi



Terima kasih kepada pemandu teksi yang berbangsa india yang sudi menghantarnya ke HKL dengan upah RM5 yg diberikan orang ramai kepada driver itu.


.... tuan-tuan buat le rumusan sendiri... siapa yang jahat dan kejam terhadap peserta yang tidak berdaya??


Ulasan GB

Semuga Allah mencucuri rahmat ke atas roh Allahyarham.

Kemenangan PR semakin nyata di dalam PRU13!


Malaysian Protesters Clash With Police - Voice Of America

Posted: 09 Jul 2011 08:40 AM PDT

Malaysian Protesters Clash with Police, 1400 Arrested Saturday, July 9th, 2011 at 3:20 pm UTC Posted 3 minutes ago
Thousands of Malaysians rallying for electoral reforms met with stiff resistance from police in Kuala Lumpur, who pushed back with baton charges, water cannon and tear gas.

Police in the capital said more than 1,400 people were arrested Saturday. Most were expected to be


"The Govt Uses Might, We Use Our Right" Ambiga To Radio Australia

Posted: 09 Jul 2011 08:36 AM PDT

More than 1600 arrested in Kuala Lumpur rally by Southeast Asia correspondent Zoe Daniel, wiresLast Updated: 3 hours 25 minutes ago
More than 1,600 people have been arrested as tens of thousands gathered in central Kuala Lumpur and police attempted to disperse the demonstrators.

Despite being granted a permit to use the venue, the activist rally was declared illegal.

Police have


BBC: Malaysian Police Fire Tear Gas At Banned Rally

Posted: 09 Jul 2011 08:31 AM PDT

9 July 2011 Last updated at 14:37 GMT Malaysia: Police fire tear gas at banned rally


Bersih 2.0: Early scenes of Kampung Baru

Posted: 09 Jul 2011 08:02 AM PDT

8.30am: Kampung Baru - Nine Bersih 2.0 supporters are nabbed and packed into one of the two police trucks parked near the Kampung Baru mosque. The road to the mosque has been cordoned off.


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Bersih Funnies

Posted: 09 Jul 2011 07:58 AM PDT

The Bersih 2.0 rally has been staged and as far as I'm concerned it was a HUGE success. Before I go any further, a huge congrats goes out to all the real Malaysians who were at the rally today. You're all heroes in my book :D

Well, now that the rally is over, I'm having a blast and laughing my head off reading all the utterly stupid statements by the government and the authorities who are in a total state of self denial about the success of the Bersih 2.0 rally.

I'll just state a few here so you can also laugh or snicker along with me while shaking your head in disbelief at their utterly silly statements. The first one come from that silly fellow in charge of the thugs in blue.

IGP: We counted only 6K. 

That fellow definitely needs a pair of glasses or he must have sucked at math in school. He probably needs a calculator to count anything more than his 10 fingers ... LOL! 6,000 people indeed. From what I saw online and all pictures that was coming in, 6,000 was only a tiny fraction of those brave Malaysians.

Thank god we're not blind and we can count. With Facebook and twitter and all those other live sites out there, you cannot tell a lie and get away with it. And to think this guy is the leader of our police farce, I mean force. It's no wonder the acid splasher is still at large.

The next bit of comedy comes from non other than our 'favourite' prime minister himself.

Najib calls it a 'small group'.

Another man with eyesight problems and probably sucked at math in school too. A small group is 20-30 people la Mr. Prime Minister. Tens of thousands is not at all a small group compared to that 1000 plus (who were probably paid or threatened to attend) people you addressed at some stupid function today while the people of Malaysia were fighting for their rights. With people like you desperately clinging on to power when we all clearly want you to step down, it's no wonder this country is the way it is.

Another bit of excerpt from him says:

'Najib said he was glad the majority of Klang Valley residents, especially those who live in the national capital, did not join in the rally, adding that it showed they were not supportive of the street demonstration.'

Just because people stayed at home doesn't mean they didn't support the rally, Mr. Prime Minister. Have you seen the tweets and Facebook support? Have you seen the amount of support coming from online? They even have a page called 100,000 People Request Najib Tun Razak Resignation! Maybe you didn't pay your broadband bill or something and couldn't go online but If this is the way you gauge things, you really should step down right this very minute la.

Next comes this statement from that low life we called the Home Minister, Hishamuddin.

Bersih disrespects the Agong (King), says Hisham.

From what I gather, the PM said he would allow Bersih to have the rally in a stadium upon the Kings advise. The Bersih steering committee, out of respect for our King agreed decided to cancel the street rally and use a stadium and then that forked tongue PM decided to go back on his word and deny the stadium thus leaving Bersih with no choice but to carry on with its plans. So, who's really being disrespectful to our beloved King now, Mr. Home Minister?

There's lots more of these comedic statements online and if you've got nothing better to do this Saturday night, hop over to places like Free Malaysia Today, Malaysia Kini or the Malaysian Insider and you'd probably be up all night laughing away at the stupidity of the government and its henchmen :D They really, really, really think we're all stupid.

A shout out goes to my best pal, Sean who braved the tear gas and water canons this morning to fight for what he believes in. You're my hero, buddy :D
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Malaysian police action brutal says opposition leader

Posted: 09 Jul 2011 07:44 AM PDT

Malaysia's opposition leader condemns treatment of protesters campaigning against the nation's Prime Minister Najib Razak. We are now world famous, for all the wrong reasons. This is from a British online newspaper.



Alastair Good

2:32PM BST 09 Jul 2011

Protesters gathered near the city centre in an attempt to make a show of force in front of Mr Razak who they say is not reforming the country fast enough.

Although Malaysia is more united than it's politically fractious neighbour Thailand, the country still suffers from inequality between the various races and the Prime Minister inherited a divided ruling coalition when he took power in 2008.

The opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim condemned the police response to the protests: "We have seen extremely brutal and totally uncalled for. A peaceful walk, no provocation, It's planned. And Najib administration must answer what is our demand - free elections, and they are so scared of free elections, they beat people up, just to deny us our vote."

Malaysia is not due to go to the polls until 2013 but analysts say Mr Razak may seek an early mandate after the economy grew to a 10-year high in 2010. The Telegraph


Kezaliman Polis Dan KPN Yang Pendusta!

Posted: 09 Jul 2011 08:15 AM PDT

Nik Aziz: Polis tindas, rakyat akan tambah benci Umno

KUALA LUMPUR, 9 Julai – Mursyidul Am PAS Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat berkata tindakan keras pihak berkuasa ke atas penyokong gerakan Bersih 2.0, termasuk menahan pemimpin-pemimpin politik Pakatan Rakyat, hanya akan menambah kebencian rakyat terhadap Umno.

"Saya tegas untuk menyatakan bahawa tindakan yang dilakukan ini hanya akan menambah kebencian rakyat terhadap Umno," kata beliau dalam satu kenyataan dikeluarkan dari Mekah petang ini.

Beliau berkata sekalipun yang bertindak ialah polis, tetapi semua pihak mengetahui bahawa alat kawalan jauhnya dipegang oleh Perdana Menteri yang mengetuai kerajaan yang juga merupakan Presiden Umno.

"Padahal, apa masalahnya dengan berhimpun?" kata beliau.

Nik Aziz yang juga Menteri Besar Kelantan menyoal "bukankah Presiden Umno baru saja mengumpulkan sejuta belia beberapa minggu yang lalu tanpa ada sedikitpun halangan?"

"Sejuta belia yang dikhabarkan hadir dengan penuh layanan mesra oleh pihak berkuasa tiba-tiba hari ini hanya untuk mengumpulkan 300,000 orang dibalas dengan gari dan semburan gas?

"Bukankah orang yang sama juga pernah menjanjikan bahawa himpunan akan dibenarkan jika dibuat dalam stadium bahkan diberikan keizinan untuk 'melalak sampai pagi'?" kata beliau lagi.

Justeru kata Nik Aziz, beliau yakin apa yang berlaku pada hari ini hanya akan menaikkan kemarahan rakyat kepada Umno.

"Buatlah setakat mana yang boleh dibuat, sesungguhnya kezaliman yang boleh dilakukan ini hanya setakat kehidupan di dunia sahaja.

"Di akhirat, setiap tangan yang digari, tubuh yang disakiti dan maruah yang dicalari akan dituntut bayar di hadapan Allah s.w.t.," katanya.

Nik Aziz menambah, "kepada mereka yang dizalimi hari ini, jangan lupa menuntut balasannya di hadapan Allah s.w.t. nanti.

"Umno barangkali tidak tahu bahawa orang yang dizalimi mempunyai senjata yang ampuh iaitu doa,"
kata Nik Aziz lagi.

Dalam kenyataannya, Nik Aziz juga berkata hatinya cukup remuk apabila mendengar pemimpin-pemimpin tertinggi PAS dan Pakatan Rakyat ditangkap oleh polis kerana menyertai Bersih 2.0.

"Hati saya cukup remuk mendengar nasib yang sedang dihadapi oleh sahabat-sahabat pimpinan pada saat ini.

"Saya menuntut agar dibebaskan segera pimpinan-pimpinan yang ditangkap oleh polis. Jangan menyangka gari dan peluru boleh menakutkan semua orang," katanya.

Empat pemimpin tertinggi PAS ditahan sejak tengah hari tadi.

Mereka ialah Presiden PAS Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, timbalannya Mohamad Sabu dan dua naib presiden iaitu Salahuddin Ayub dan Datuk Mahfuz Omar. -TMI


IGP: Tak benar Anwar cedera

Ketua Polis Negara Tan Sri Ismail Omar menafikan dakwaan Ketua Pembangkang Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim tercedera dalam perhimpunan BERSIH hari ini.

"Dia tak ada di Pudu. Di situ saja ada gas pemedih mata. Itu tidak benar," katanya ketika ditanya sama ada Anwar tercedera.

Ismail juga menjelaskan Anwar tidak ditahan polis.

Ismail mengesahkan sebanyak 1,401 orang ditahan, termasuk beberapa "ketua kumpulan".

Mereka antaranya Presiden PAS Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, timbalannya Mohamad Sabu, dua naib presiden Datuk Mahfuz Omar dan Salahudin Ayub.

Turut ditahan pengerusi BERSIH Datuk S Ambiga, Ketua Pemuda Umno Khairy Jamaludin dan anggota parlimen Subang Sivarasa Rasiah.

Dalam sidang media di Bukit Aman petang ini, Ismail mengambil kesempatan menafikan segala laporan negatif terhadap polis, termasuk apa yang dirujuknya sebagai "berita angin".

Beliau menafikan polis melepaskan gas pemedih mata di kawasan Hospital Tung Sin di Jalan Pudu.

"Itu tidak benar. Itu di luar SOP (prosedur standard) kita. Jangan dengar berita angin ini. Tidak tepat," katanya yang diasak soalan bertubi-tubi dari pemberita.

Ismail juga berkata pihak polis terpaksa melepaskan gas pemedih mata dan pancutan air memandangkan terdapat peserta perhimpunan BERSIH 2.0 yang cuba merempuh halangan polis.

"Kumpulan di Puduraya cuba bergerak ke Dataran Merdeka dan enggan bersurai. Mereka cuba merempuh.

"Polis tiada pilihan dengan menyuraikan dengan gas pemedih mata dan pancuran air," katanya sambil mendakwa melepas tembakan "minimum" sahaja.

Ismail berkata, perhimpunan sebenarnya hanya berlaku di dua tempat sahaja iaitu di Jalan Pudu dan di luar Stadium Merdeka di Jalan Loke Yew.

"Kumpulan di Pudu bergerak ke KLCC dan Menara Maybank. Mereka cuba digambarkan serata Kuala Lumpur ada perhimpunan. Sebenarnya di dua tempat sahaja," katanya.

Ditanya tentang dakwaan polis memukul peserta perhimpunan BERSIH hari ini, Ismail berkata beliau perlu melihat laporan penuh terlebih dahulu.

Beliau juga mendakwa terdapat pihak yang melakukan provokasi kepada pihak polis.

"Kalau ada (polis guna kekerasan) you buat repotlah," katanya kepada pemberita ketika ditanya sama ada beliau akan mengambil tindakan tegas terhadap anggota polis yang bersalah. -mk


Ulasan GB

KPN dan Timbalannya boleh menafikan kezaliman polis.

Tetapi dunia menyaksikan, malah Tuhan juga Maha Melihat apa sebenarnya yang berlaku.

Polis terlupa fakta bahawa:

Selepas BERSIH 1 pada 2007 yang dihadiri oleh 40,000 peserta (akhbar kata 4,000), Barisan Nasional hilang 5 negeri pada PRU12.

Kini BERSIH 2 yang dihadiri oleh 50,000 peserta (esok akhbar kata 5,000), Barisan Nasional akan kehilangan lebih dari 5 negeri pada PRU13!


Ia angkara Polis full stop

Mungkin Tan Sri tidak serik "pengsan" sewaktu bertugas dan perlu diajar oleh Tuhan beberapa kali lagi baru hendak sedar diri?


Fascist threats: The same old Umno tricks by Kua Kia Soong Jul 5, 11 3:33pm

Posted: 09 Jul 2011 07:14 AM PDT

The repression by the Umno-led regime leading up to the Bersih rally of July 9 should serve as an eye opener for the youth of today who have not lived through the other orchestrated crises they have created in the past. Every time the regime has faced a challenge from within Umno itself, such as in 1987 or from without, such as in 1998, the regime has invented a crisis.

Build-up to Operasi Lalang

It was the same during the build-up to Operasi Lalang in 1987 when Umno Youth threatened to hold a 500,000 strong rally in Kuala Lumpur to build on the rally in Kampung Baru where there were banners calling for racial bloodletting. The Umno Youth leader at the time who excelled at breast-beating was none other than the present prime minister. This was the response to the completely peaceful assembly at the Tian Hou Temple called by the Chinese associations to protest the unreasonable posting of unqualified administrators to the Chinese schools. Operation Lalang was unleashed soon after.

During my detention under Operation Lalang, the Special Branch maintained that the response by Umno Youth was reasonable because they had been provoked by the Chinese associations. That's right, Umno Youth has the state backing for any fascist violence they may choose to unleash against any protests or assemblies even if they are completely peaceful assemblies. They did the same when NGOs organised perfectly peaceful forums on the freedom of religion.

The selective efficiency of the police

Thus, Umno (and now their alter-ego, Perkasa) threatens violence whenever it is convenient for them. And the police, who are usually pretty efficient at putting down peaceful assemblies, can be selective in keeping order whenever these fascist mobs strike.

For example, it took the Malaysian police just twenty minutes to break up the peaceful Kesas Highway demonstration by thousands during the Reformasi years. But the police arrived one hour late during the peaceful East Timor conference in 1996 when it was disrupted by a mob organised by Umno Youth. They were late again in restraining the mob that harassed the anti-Lynas protest in Kuantan recently.

During the racial violence in Kampung Medan in 2001, the police took nearly a week to restore order. They took an even longer time to restore order after the pogrom of May 13 in 1969 – something like two months!

The Suqiu appeals

Again in 1999, Umno Youth threatened to burn down the Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall if the Chinese associations did not withdraw their Suqiu demands that had already been accepted by even the BN before the general elections that year.

The leaders of the Chinese associations surrendered to these threats by agreeing to keep in abeyance those appeals that Umno had objected to. The Umno Youth leader who distinguished himself in terrorising Suqiu was none other than the present Home Minister, famed for his keris-wielding machismo at Umno general assemblies.

Detention without trial: Easy to use...just lock them up!

The most convenient method of repression has always been to use detention without trial after the "crisis" created by Umno Youth's threat of fascist violence. The ISA (Internal Security Act) is the most well-known of these repressive apparatuses but in fact of late, more people have been detained through the use of the Emergency Ordinance (EO).

The detention of Dr Kumar and other PSM activists under the EO reflects a new trend in the BN government's use of detention without trial. For years, the EO has been used against alleged gangsters and others involved in criminal activities while the ISA has been the favoured instrument to terrorise dissidents.

Do you see now why the BN government will cling on to the use of detention without trial as long as they can and all the more reason why justice-loving Malaysians must make the abolition of detention without trial top of the democratic agenda?

Must we live in perpetual fear of Umno's threats?

The leaders in Bersih have said they will be seeking audience with the King and will abide by his wisdom. Do we really expect the King to say "Yea, rave on with the rally?" Of course, not! Everyone knows he's going to counsel the Bersih leaders against going through with the July 9 rally. And the Bersih leaders will use it as the reason for calling off the rally.

But since when has the King had to be consulted on the people's struggles? Is this some new insight our constitutional lawyers have recently acquired into our system of constitutional monarchy?

So, what's the lesson in this episode of Malaysian struggles?

Should the rally be called off without any concessions by the BN government toward free and fair elections? If the YDP Agung is to be used as a climb-down accessory, some concession toward free and fair elections must be forthcoming by the BN government. Otherwise, the Bersih leaders must tell us what has been the purpose of planning this rally in the first place.

No, they cannot say they did not anticipate the fascist threats by Umno Youth and Perkasa nor can they say they did not expect the use of detention without trial by the BN government. If no concession by the BN government is forthcoming while the rally is called off, I dare say we have been led up the garden path to July 9!

Kua Kia Soong is director of Suaram. Malaysiakini


Massive rally may signal BN losing ground by Niluksi Koswanage & Razak Ahmad Jul 9, 11 10:15am

Posted: 09 Jul 2011 07:16 AM PDT

Police fired repeated rounds of tear gas and detained over 1,400 people in the capital on Saturday. At least a dozen people were hurt in the demonstration for electoral reform in downtown Kuala Lumpur today as thousands of activists evaded roadblocks to hold a street protest against Prime Minister Najib Razak's government.

There were no reports of serious injuries but some analysts said the police action was excessive and would dent Najib's image.

ipd kl bersih 090711 nurul izzah"We are not criminals, we are just asking for free and fair elections," opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's daughter, Nurul Izzah Anwar, told reporters after her father was knocked down and hurt in a melee when he and his supporters were tear gassed.

"Many innocent people were injured. We condemn this act of cruelty by Umno and Barisan Nasional," she said, referring to Najib's party and the ruling coalition.

Street protests are rare in this Southeast Asian nation, but foreign investors are worried that any groundswell of anti-government sentiment could delay economic reforms seen as essential to draw investment.

If he is put under popular pressure, Najib may reconsider plans for a snap election and hold back on reforms such as cutting fuel subsidies or unwinding an affirmative action programme for the country's Malay majority.

Polls are not due until 2013 but analysts have said Najib could seek an early mandate after economic growth accelerated to a 10-year high in 2010.

NONE"From Najib's perspective, holding elections anytime soon would be a mistake because of the damage that has been done today," said Bridget Welsh, Malaysia specialist at Singapore
Management University.

"The fact that such a large crowd turned up despite a crackdown shows that voter anger is deep and this is going to push a lot of people who are in the middle towards the opposition."

Several people seen bleeding

Reuters witnesses saw tear gas shells lobbed repeatedly at groups of protesters in downtown Kuala Lumpur as the crowds chanted "Long Live the People" and "Reformasi, reformasi," the
Malay word for reform.

patah kakiSeveral people were seen bleeding after the tear gas was fired, but police gave no details of any injuries. Crowds around the city's main bus station were also sprayed with water cannon.

Inspector-general of police, Ismail Omar, said 1,401 people were taken into custody, but many will be released after questioning. At least three senior opposition leaders were among those detained, other officials said.

"We have made our point that we want free and fair elections," said Chan Mei Yin, a 32-year old accountant who joined the protest.

"The police are just showing that they are brutal to Malaysians. I will not vote for this government."

Lack of will

While Malaysia is far from being divided by political strife like its northern neighbour Thailand, the opposition has been steadily growing more vocal.

Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets at a November 2007 rally, which analysts said galvanised support for the opposition ahead of record gains in a 2008 general election.

Analysts said the turnout of protesters today was more than 10,000, around the same as in 2007. Police, however, put the number at 5,000-6,000, while protest organisers claimed 50,000 attended.

NONE"Malaysian civil society is showing the government that intimidation will not work," said Ooi Kee Beng, a political analyst at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies of Singapore.

"We're seeing a lack of will on the part of the government to try to negotiate and to defuse the situation. It's all going to look very bad outside Malaysia."

After Malaysia's constitutional monarch tried to defuse the situation, the government initially offered Bersih, the group that called the protest, the use of a stadium to hold its demonstration.

But it baulked at allowing the group to use the main stadium in downtown Kuala Lumpur, at which point Bersih said it would defy the ban.

From midnight, police locked down the central shopping district of the city of 1.6 million people, setting up roadblocks and barring taxis and buses from the area. Suburban trains, however, continued to operate and other areas of the city were not affected.

Many 'first timers'

Bersih has vowed to bring together tens of thousands of supporters to the protest but it fell short. Still, some analysts said the government faced a problem.

"Just looking at the crowd there were many 'first timers', young people from the Facebook generation who just wanted to have a peaceful life," said Ibrahim Suffian, director of the
independent opinion polling outfit Merdeka Center.

NONE"This is trouble for Najib as it will polarise traditionally non-political segments of society like the young even further away from him."

Najib took power in 2009, and inherited a divided ruling coalition which had been weakened by historic losses in the 2008 polls. He has promised to restructure government and economy and introduced an inclusive brand of politics aimed at uniting the country's different races.

Najib's approval ratings have risen from 45 percent to 69 percent in February, according to independent polling outfit Merdeka Center. But analysts said recent ethnic and religious differences have undermined his popularity. - Reuters


Safe to be Bersih in other countries except Malaysia! Bersih globally! Yeah

Posted: 09 Jul 2011 06:55 AM PDT

Bersih 2.0 Globally!
Melbourne
Singapore
 Hong Kong

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Umno Youth's Patriot rally fizzles out in the rain by Regina Lee Jul 9, 11 8:22pm

Posted: 09 Jul 2011 07:15 AM PDT

The build-up to the Patriot rally was almost epic.

Not only were there promises of thousands of people, a sideshow of silat exponents were supposed to appear alongside the Umno Youth members and "wage war against the Bersih 2.0 activists".

NONEIn reality, it was a case of 500 noisy supporters suddenly appearing at 1.30pm, two-and-a-half hours later than when Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin said they would be there.

To be fair, text messages and tweets were circulated close to midnight last night about the change of plans, reminding me of a conversation this reporter had with an Umno man just on Friday about how hard it is to mobilise their party members in the morning.

"They will come up with all kinds of excuses one lah," he said.

Even if Khairy had given a press conference the day before about the movement's plans to march from Bukit Bintang to Stadium Merdeka, it would appear that the police were not too bothered to even show up.

NONEMaybe there were already scores of plainclothes police personnel early in the morning, apart from the ones visibly behaving like the police (holding walkie talkies while attempting to take pictures of everyone else discreetly).

Maybe they did not want to scare away the numerous tourists who seemed to be unaware of the events that were about to unfold.

Even with the tardiness, Umno Youth's timing was fortunately just right when they suddenly appeared at Jalan Bukit Bintang, just five minutes after about 1,000 Bersih protesters marched through the alleys of the Sungai Wang area towards Jalan Pudu.

Stand-off with the police

Suddenly appearing almost out of nowhere, Petaling Jaya Utara Youth chief Arman Azha Abu Hanifah climbed atop a pick-up truck, giving away the bright red Patriot T-shirts to their supporters as well as curious tourists.

NONEBy then, their supporters had arrived at Jalan Bukit Bintang, later to be met by Khairy who received a hero's welcome despite the restriction order on him. (Jalan Bukit Bintang was not listed in the restriction order.)

"If the Election Commission is not clean and fair, how could they have won five states and deny BN a two-thirds majority?

"(Bersih 2.0) does not have a clean intent. This is all clearly the opposition agenda to topple the government," he said when addressing the supporters.

NONELinking arms and marching in the front line, he led the group slowly with all intent to march to Stadium Merdeka, even if it meant crossing paths with the earlier group of Bersih 2.0 supporters who were already blocked by the police, just 200 metres away from them.

But despite their fiery chants of "Hancur Bersih" and "Hancur Anwar", it later became clear that a clash with the opposing camp was the last thing on their minds.

Many of the Youth exco members were seen trying to rein in their members, a handful of whom were baying for some blood and action, telling them to get back behind the line as they inched forward slowly.

But after moving for no more than several metres, the group encountered the FRU barricade and water cannon trucks that had just rolled in, as though they were waiting for them.

Clashing with the police

Moving closer and closer to the FRU human barricade, what was about to happen threw everyone off-guard.

NONE"Ready? One, two, three!" Khairy shouted before leading the Umno Youth members to charge at the FRU personnel.

Some of the Umno Youth supporters scuffled with FRU personnel before the police opened up with tear gas canisters, sending the protesters scurrying away in the rain.

It was only several minutes later that the police found Khairy standing under a shack at an open air carpark, recovering from the effects of the tear gas, before whisking him away.

NONEAfter a round of negotiations with the police, Umno Youth exco member Megat Zulkarnain Omardin ended what was to be a very short procession, calling it a moral victory.

"The police were very fair and they didn't take sides. Umno Youth doesn't want to clash with the police, unlike the Bersih 2.0 demonstrators who provoked the police, forcing them to respond in an aggressive manner.

"So now we choose to disperse peacefully," he told reporters after the rally.

He also confirmed that apart from Khairy, exco member Lokman Noor Adam and two others were arrested.

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[Bergambar & Video] Kezaliman Polis Petanda UMNO BN Diambang Keruntuhan

Posted: 09 Jul 2011 06:52 AM PDT

Bersih 2.0 menganggap perarakan hari ini sebagai satu kemenangan kepada pergerakan itu dan rakyat Malaysia, dengan mendakwa sehingga 50,000 orang telah menyertainya, bagi menyokong tuntutannya untuk pilihan raya bersih dan adil.

Ahli jawatankuasa pemandu BERSIH 2.0, Subramaniam Pillay berkata pihaknya menganggap ia satu kejayaan besar kerana menurutnya, perjuangan untuk pilihan raya yang bersih dan adil, bukanlah boleh dilakukan dalam perarakan satu hari sahaja.

Beliau memberitahu demikian dalam satu sidang akhbar selepas perhimpunan tersebut.

Sasterawan Negara Datuk A Samad Said - seorang lagi ahli jawatankuasa tersebut - berkata jumlah kehadiran yang besar sangat penting kerana ia berlaku walaupun banyak halangan dari pihak berkuasa.

Beliau menyifatkannya sebagai sangat berjaya kerana walaupun dua minggu berdepan dengan halangan, "saya terkejut melihat ribuan orang (menyertainya)".

"Dari perspektif ini, rakyat sesungguhnya telah berjaya," kata sasterawan berusia tujuh tahun, yang memakai baju-T BERSIH 2.0 di luar baju lengan panjangnya.

BERSIH 2.0 berkata oleh kerana polis dihalang mereka menyerahkan petisyen kepada Yang di-Pertuan Agong, maka gabungan itu akan mengemukakan permohonan untuk buat demikian.

"Kami akan buat temujanji berasingan untuk menyerahkannya, bila pihak polis kembali tenang," kata seorang lagi anggota jawatankuasa tersebut, Arumugam sambil menambah tidak perlu untuk satu lagi perhimpunan.

Ditanya sama ada BERSIH 2.0 akan mengadakan satu lagi perhimpunan jika tuntutan pembaharuan pilihan raya itu tidak dipenuhi, Subramaniam berkata, jawatankuasanya akan membincangkan perkara itu apabila tiba masanya. -mk


Mat Sabu dakwa ditahan selepas dilanggar kereta polis

KUALA LUMPUR, 9 Julai – Timbalan Presiden PAS Mohamad Sabu mendakwa telah dilanggar kereta polis sebelum beliau ditahan dekat kawasan Masjid Negara tengah hari tadi, kata peguam R Sivarasa hari ini.

Dalam e-mel yang diperoleh The Malaysian Insider petang ini, Sivarasa menulis bahawa ketika kejadian Mohamad (gambar) sedang membonceng motosikal di kawasan Masjid Negara di sini untuk menyertai perhimpunan Bersih 2.0.

Mohamad merupakan salah seorang daripada 91 individu dilarang memasuki kawasan ibu negara hari ini.

Sivarasa, Ahli Parlimen Subang, merupakan antara pemimpin Bersih 2.0 dan Pakatan Rakyat yang ditahan hari ini.

"Saya dimaklumkan oleh Mat Sabu (Mohamad) mengenai cara mengejutkan beliau ditahan. Beliau membonceng motosikal ketika menuju ke Masjid Negara kira-kira 12.30 tengah hari apabila sebuah kereta polis mengesan beliau dan dengan sengaja melanggar motosikal untuk menahan beliau.

"Motosikal itu jatuh. Lutut kanan beliau cedera teruk. Meskipun tidak patah, tetapi tidak boleh berjalan. (Malah) tidak boleh berdiri tanpa sokongan,"
katanya dalam e-mel yang dihantar kepada rakan-rakannya di PKR petang ini.

Sivarasa juga berkata beliau merasakan Mohamad perlu dibawa ke hospital, bukannya diletakkan di lokap.

"Beliau pada awalnya dibawa ke sana (hospital), tetapi telah dibawa semula ke (balai polis) Jinjang,"
katanya lagi.

Selain Sivarasa dan Mohamad, The Malaysian Insider difahamkan turut ditahan ialah Presiden PAS Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, Naib Presiden PKR Tian Chua dan ahli jawatankuasa eksektutif DAP Ngeh Koon Ham.

Sivarasa menambah, "hampir pasti (semua yang ditahan) akan bermalam (di lokap). Kemungkinan reman susulan esok." -TMI




Agong perkenan terima memo tetapi dihalang polis

Sasterawan Negara Datuk A Samad Said mendakwa Yang di-Pertuan Agong telah memberi perkenan untuk menerima memorandum daripada perwakilan Gabungan Pilihanraya Bersih dan Adil (BERSIH 2.0) hari ini tetapi dihalang oleh polis.

Katanya ketika menghdap Seri Paduka pada minggu lalu, Seri Paduka bersetuju membenarkan gabungan 62 NGO itu menyerahkan memorandum mereka bagi menuntut pembaharuan pilihan raya hari ini.

"Baginda bertitah boleh. Sebab itu saya sertai (perwakilan itu) bagi menyerahkan memorandum," katanya pada sidang akhbar di Kuala Lumpur hari ini.

"Saya memutuskan untuk menangguhkan penyerahan memorandum kepada Seri Paduka. Kesediaan baginda untuk menerima memorandum itu tidak ditangani dengan baik oleh polis... Bukan salah saya tetapi salah polis," jelas sasterawan Negara itu.

Beliau juga membidas keganasan yang digunakan polis pada perhimpunan hari ini sambil menyifatkan ia keganasan yang paling teruk pernah disaksikannya. -mk


Ulasan GB

Bukankah derhaka dan biadab namanya apabila Agong telah bersetuju untuk menerima memo tetapi polis tiba-tiba menghalang delegasi BERSIH menyerahkan kepada Agong?

Bukankah binatang namanya apabila polis bertindak semacam merekalah Agong di depan istana Yang Dipertuan Agong?

GB sudah memberikan pandangan GB sebelum ini. Petikan:

GB yakin kesan daripada tindakan polis ini akan mendapat tentangan hebat daripada majoriti rakyat. Ianya akan dimanifestasikan melalui kertas undi di dalam pilihanraya nanti.

Sepertimana yang bekas Tun Dr Mahathir Mahathir yang cuba lepas tangan begitu sahaja tanggungjawab politiknya dalam "Operasi Lalang" pada tahun 1987, dalam satu wawancaranya yang dibukukan dalam Doctor M: Operation Malaysia - Conversations with Mahathir Mohamad, oleh Tom Plate.

Mahathir mendakwa penangkapan pada 26 Oktober 1987 adalah keputusan polis, dan beliau hanya menerima keputusan itu. Malah, TDM mendakwa konon dirinya pernah berjumpa dan menjamin kepada pembangkang sebelum "Operasi Lalang", bahawa mereka tidak akan ditangkap.

Apa yang berlaku selepas Operasi Lalang?

Keputusan pilihanraya umum ke 8 pada tahun 1990 Barisan Nasional kalah teruk dimana undi popular BN adalah yang terrendah selepas PRU 1969 iaitu hanya memperolehi 53.4% dan jumlah kerusi parlimen yang dimenangi BN pada ketika itu merosot dengan teruk buat kali pertama sehingga ke paras hanya 70%.

Hal yang sama berulang dimana tangkapan dilakukan terhadap peserta BERSIH 1.0 pada 2007. Pada 9 Disember 2007, Naib Presiden Pas, Mohamad Sabu telah ditahan oleh polis Perak diketuai oleh Ketua Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Perak, SAC II Ismail Yatim.

Kereta Naza Ria Mohamad Sabu ditahan berhampiran Pasar Raya Tesco di Kepala Batas, Seberang Perai, Pulau Pinang. Beliau dalam perjalanan pulang dari majlis perkahwinan anak perempuannya di Sunway City, Tambun, Perak. Mohamad Sabu dipercayai terlibat dalam perhimpunan Bersih pada 10 November 2007. Rumah Mohamad Sabu terletak di Guar Petai, Tasek Gelugor, Pulau Pinang.

Tian Chua yang merupakan Ketua Penerangan KeADILan turut ditahan di bawah Akta Polis, Seksyen 27(5)(a), di Johor Bahru, jam 5.15 petang pada 9 Disember 2007 kerana menjadi penggerak perhimpunan Bersih.

Apa yang berlaku pada PRU 2008?

Pertama kali di dalam sejarah BN gagal menguasai majoriti 2/3 parlimen sehingga begitu ramai menteri kabinet kecundang dan terkangkang untuk mempertahankan parlimen masing-masing!

Tian Chua diangkat menjadi ahli parlimen Malaysia. Polis tak tahu malukah?


Justeru itu, nampaknya polis ingin melihat BN kalah teruk di dalam PRU13 nanti, terus mengasari, menzalimi dan menangkap rakyat yang SUHAKAM sendiri sudah menyatakan bahawa perhimpunan tersebut adalah SAH di sisi Perlembagaan.

Tindakan polis hari ini adalah petanda kejatuhan dan keruntuhan UMNO BN. Terima kasih PDRM!





















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[Video] Sambutan BERSIH 2.0 Di Australia & New Zealand

Posted: 09 Jul 2011 05:45 AM PDT

Perhimpunan Bersih 2.0 turut diadakan serentak di seluruh dunia hari ini dengan kewujudan BERSIH 2.0 Global.

Diantaranya ialah di Melbourne, Australia dan Auckland New Zealand.

Apa yang menariknya, sekalipun pihak Kerajaan Malaysia telah menyelar kumpulan BERSIH sebagai kumpulan yang dikatakan sebagai anti-keamanan, anti-negara dan seumpamanya, namun peserta-peserta BERSIH ini membuktikan sebaliknya.

Mereka telah berhimpun dan menyanyikan lagu NEGARAKU beramai-samai sebagai bukti kecintaan mereka kepada negara.

"Di mana pun berada, kita hendaklah memakai baju-T kuning serta membawa sepanduk, belon dan plakad kuning bersama slogan menyokong pilihanraya yang bersih dan adil di Malaysia," kata wakil gerakan global itu.

"Kami bersuara kerana kita hidup di negara demokrasi yang terbuka di mana kebebasan bersuara dan berhimpun secara aman dan hak untuk mengadakan demonstrasi adalah satu norma dan bukannya pengecualian.

"Seperti kes perhimpunan di Kuala Lumpur, kami berhasrat untuk berhimpun secara aman dan bermaruah, serta kita akan berbuat demikian tanpa takut dengan meriam air, gas pemedih mata, intimidasi polis, atau tangkapan sewenang-wenangnya kerana berpakaian kuning."

Rangkaian Perpaduan Global BERSIH 2.9 menegaskan bahawa kini menjadi tanggungjawab Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak untuk "memenuhi tugas dan tanggungjawabnya" dengan mengakui "kehendak rakyat" dan untuk membenarkan perhimpunan tersebut diteruskan secara aman.


Himpunan Bersih 2.0 Sudah Bermula Di Melbourne

Sementara pasukan keselamatan mempertingkatkan kawalan di ibu negara bagi menghalang perhimpunan Bersih 2.0 petang ini, rakyat Malaysia di negara-negara luar sudah memulakan kempen mereka menuntut pilihan raya yang bebas dan adil.

Maklumat yang diterima dari Melbourne, Australia menunjukkan sekitar 750 penunjuk perasaan membawa kain rentang dan plakad dengan lambang Bersih 2.0 berhimpun di Federation Square, menuntut pembaharuan pilihan raya di Malaysia.

Di Wellington, New Zealand, kira-kira 10 orang dilaporkan berkumpul manakala kereta-kereta yang lalu lalang memberikan sokongan dengan hon kenderaan masing-masing.

Berdasarkan maklumat laman sosial Facebook Bersih 2.0 New Zealand, perhimpunan mini itu diadakan di University of Canterbury.

Beberapa jam lalu, penyokong memuat naik butiran mengenai perhimpunan di New Zealand, sambil meminta para peserta bertemu di tempat letak kereta Church Corner, Suruhanjaya Tinggi Malaysia di Wellington, Morgan Street, Newmarket di Auckland dan Royal Oat Mall, juga di Auckland pada waktu yang berbeza.

Bersih 2.0, yang terdiri daripada 62 pertubuhan bukan kerajaan, juga merancang untuk mengadakan perhimpunan di Jepun, Korea Selatan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Sweden, Perancis, England, Scotland, Ireland, Kanada dan Amerika Syarikat. -tvsnews











TER KINI TER NOW - JAM 7.36 PETANG SABTU

Posted: 09 Jul 2011 04:29 AM PDT


BERSIH2.0 Walk for Democracy: Victory for All Malaysians

Posted: 09 Jul 2011 03:45 AM PDT

July 9, 2011

www.malaysiakini.com

BERSIH2.0 Walk for Democracy: Victory to All Malaysians, at Home and Abroad

BERSIH 2.0 today commended participants of its rally in Kuala Lumpur for overcoming the many obstacles by the authorities and exercising a great amount of discipline.

In a statement about an hour after the rally ended, the BERSIH 2.0 Steering committee said that the movement was proud over the "incredibly large numbers" who participated. They said that the rally participants had shown their love for their country and for the principles of justice.

However, BERSIH 2.0 said they were "horrified" that hundreds of people have been detained in an unjustified manner, particularly committee members Dato' Ambiga Sreenevesan and Maria Chin Abdullah.

Jalur Gemilang for Malaysians at Home and Abroad

Statement from BERSIH2.0 Steering Committee

"BERSIH 2.0 is proud that in spite of all the obstacles and hindrances that we were forced to face, Malaysians of all walks of life overcame the oppressive acts of the Police to come out peacefully, and in incredibly large numbers, to show their love for their country and for the principles of justice.

We are nonetheless horrified that several hundred people have been detained, many of them without any justification whatsoever. We particularly condemn the arrests of Dato' Ambiga Sreenevesan and Maria Chin Abdullah, two members of the BERSIH 2.0 Steering Committee.

The only violence was perpetrated by the Police, who unleashed immense amounts of tear gas and chemical laced water on innocent members of the public. Police also baton charged those who gathered, injuring many and some very seriously.

In one of the worst acts of violence, Police fired tear gas into the compound of Tung Shin Hospital, severely jeopardising the health not only of the rakyat who had sought refuge there, but the patients there as well.

This was one of only various acts of totally unwarranted violence by the Police against the rakyat who had exercised their constitutional right to gather peacefully.

We are especially proud of the great discipline and peacefulness shown by all the brave Malaysian who dared to stand up today for what was right.

Today's gathering is not the end, it is but one more step in the long walk for clean and fair elections in Malaysia. The campaign continues, to work for electoral reform, the release of all detainees, and an end to harassment by the authorities. The struggle continues in the courts of law, the corridors of power, and the hearts of all the rakyat.

Although our attempt to submit a memorandum to DYMM SPB YDP Agong did not take place today, we will make appropriate arrangements to deliver the memorandum when the Police have calmed down.

In the meantime, we call on all Malaysians to continue to work to peacefully achieve clean and fair electoral process in our country. Inspired by their bravery and steadfast commitment, we will never rest in our efforts to work together as one people to bring about a better Malaysia.

Steering Committee
Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH 2.0)



Pakatan: Cops fired tear gas directly at crowd

Posted: 09 Jul 2011 01:13 AM PDT


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