Bersih 2.0 will hold a rally in November, its chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah said.
“Details like the date, venue and purpose of the gathering will be revealed on Sept 14 at a news conference,” she told reporters while awaiting for a court case involving the electoral reform group.
In previous media statements, Chin said the rally was mainly to pressure for greater accountability and action be taken against Malaysian Official 1 (MO1) following a law suit by US Department of Justice (DoJ) against individuals related to 1MDB in July .
She believed protesting was no longer an option, but a necessity, as the rakyat must make a strong stand against what she deemed as a “grand corruption and betrayal of trust”.
Previous Bersih rallies, except for the 2-day Bersih 4 held in August last year, had resulted in clashes between the police and the protesters.
Umno’s Jamal Yunos, of the infamous Red Shirts movement, has threatened to hold a counter rally, should Bersih 2.0 go on with their fifth rally.
Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar had said Bersih 5 could proceed so long as the organisers abide by the Peaceful Assembly Act (PAA) and did not demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak.
Khalid also gave the green light for the counter Red Shirts rally, provided they adhered to conditions stipulated in the PAA.