Hornbill Unleashed

September 22, 2016

Bersih Sarawak plans statewide convoy

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 9:02 PM

Image result for ann teo bersihBersih Sarawak plans to hold a statewide convoy this year, starting from Miri on October 1 and ending in Kuching on November 19.

A group representing various participating NGOs today went to the state police headquarters at Jalan Baharuddin here to present a letter seeking permission to hold the event.

Its spokesman Ahmad Awang Ali said around 5,000 people were expected to join the convoy which will pass through a number of towns along the Miri/Kuching trunk road.

“The participants include those who will attend our planned rallies and other activities in towns like Sri Aman, Lachau, Simunjan, Balai Ringin, Gedong, Serian, Kota Samarahan, Kota Padawan, Petrajaya, Matang, Demak Laut, Kota Sentosa and finally Tabuan,” he told the media here, today.

He said the main objectives of the event were to demand for a clean and free election and for parliamentary democracy to be upheld, and to fight for the rights of Sabah and Sarawak within Malaysia, besides local issues.

“It will be part of the nationwide Bersih convoy to be held during the same period,” he said.

Ahmad said opposition parties in the state had also been invited to join in.

Meanwhile, he said Bersih Sarawak also condemned the state government for banning one of its steering committee members, Thomas Fann from entering the state, recently.

Fann was allegedly told by Immigration Department officers upon arrival at Miri Airport that he was barred from entering the state under Section 67 of the Immigration Act.

Bernama Online



  1. The IGP must recognise the rights of all Malaysians to assemble peacefully to voice out or protest against flawed policies that prevent a clean and fair election and polices that breed corruption in the government and institutions and causing the rakyat hardship.Bersih has a very clear objective to call for a national rally in the capital city and all the states . The red shirts led by UMNO Baru gangster, Jamal Yunus, can organise his own peaceful rally but must not be allowed if his real intention is to clash with Bersih as he had threatened several times after Bersih ‘s chairman announced the objective and date of Bersih 5. Jamal Yunus can also announce his objectives and date of a peaceful rally if indeed it is meant to be peaceful and not to clash, intimidate or harm concerned Malaysians participating in Bersih 5. The IGP must be able to differentiate the intention of both Bersih and the red shirts. The IGP must not be seen to be involved in protecting corrupted leaders and lawmakers or make PDRM a component of UMNO Baru controlled BN. Malaysians are watching closely how institutions like PDRM, MACC, AGC and BNM are discharging their duties and responsibilities when global investigations are revealing gross misappropriation of 1MDB missing money.

    Comment by Mata Kuching — September 23, 2016 @ 6:35 PM | Reply

    • The IGP cannot and must not stop a peaceful rally organised in the best interest of the nation just because a recalcitrant group from Umno Baru had threatened to cause chaos and had wanted to clash with Bersih. The IGP and Malaysia’s police intelligence cannot deny that some highly corrupted leaders in Umno Baru controlled BN government have intended to stay in power at all cost by mobilizing and funding their core supporters to cause chaos, racial and religious disharmony.

      Comment by Sabri Yaman — September 24, 2016 @ 9:53 AM | Reply

    • Unfortunately he needs to cari makan…

      Comment by Richie — September 24, 2016 @ 11:23 AM | Reply

  2. The message must reach the rural folks.

    Comment by Harvey — September 23, 2016 @ 3:46 PM | Reply

  3. Sarawakians must realise that a government WITHOUT UMNO Baru will be for a brighter and better future of this nation and for Sarawak in terms of governance, transparency, foreign investments, economic performance, racial and religious harmony

    Comment by Mata Kuching — September 23, 2016 @ 11:04 AM | Reply

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