Hornbill Unleashed

August 29, 2016

Call to drop cases against those having Bersih T-shirts

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 9:01 PM

maria-chin-bersihBersih 2.0 Chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah has expressed the hope that all cases against individuals who have Bersih 4 T-shirts and other materials would be dropped.

“People were arrested because they were wearing Bersih 4 shirts,” she said after winning Bersih 2.0’s appeal at the Court of Appeal over the Home Minister’s ban on its T-shirts and other material. “The cases should be dropped given Monday’s ruling.”

Earlier, the Court of Appeal allowed Bersih 2.0 to quash the Home Minister’s decision to ban Bersih 4 materials.

Chin recalled the NGO waited for a year to get the decision.

“Today marks the first anniversary of the Bersih 4.0 rally and we will carry on,” she said. “The Bersih 4 T-shirts are a symbol of democracy.”

“The people have to fight for the right to assemble.”

Lawyer for Bersih 2.0, New Sin Yew, added that whoever has a Bersih 4 T-shirt should not be afraid.

“The order was now invalid,” said New. “The police cannot use the Minister’s order to arrest anyone.”

Ho Kit Yen


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