Hornbill Unleashed

November 1, 2016

All systems go for Bersih 5

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

Bersih5Bersih 2.0 has finalised the Kuala Lumpur route for the Bersih 5 rally, saying that the scheduled event will be held from 10am to 6pm on Nov 19.

In urging Malaysians to turn up, the electoral reform group said not protesting was no longer an option as the political crisis in the country has deepened.

“We must show that intimidation and violence will not stop us from taking to the streets on Nov 19,” Bersih said in a statement.

It explained that Bersih 5 was being organised as a response to the political crisis brought about by the 1MDB scandal.

The organisers want Prime Minister Najib Razak to step down as “fraudulent funds” were allegedly used during the 13th general election in 2013.

“We must take a strong stand against the grand corruption plaguing our country and the flawed system that allowed it to happen,” said Bersih, adding they are demanding for 5 institutional reforms.

The five demands are for clean elections, clean government, strengthening of parliamentary democracy, right to dissent and empowering Sabah and Sarawak.

There will be two meeting points for rally-goers on Nov 19 – Dataran Maybank along Jalan Bangsar and Masjid Negara.

Rally goers from both points, the statement added, would converge on Dataran Merdeka.

The organisers have submitted the 10-day notice required under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 for the rally to police at Brickfields, Dang Wangi, Bukit Aman and the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters.

“We will follow up with police in the coming week. We will extend our full cooperation to the authorities.”

It expressed hope that police will provide manpower and security on that day, adding that Bersih has a 1,000-strong security team and 80 medical staff on standby.

Source : FMT Reporters Online


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