Bersih Los Angeles Shares Their Stories of Hope for A Better Malaysia

By Bersih Los Angeles Bersih Los Angeles had our Bersih event on November 19, 2016, 11:30am – 2pm local time. It was held at Vincent Lugo Park, San Gabriel, California. The weather was perfect, with some overcast and temperature was just right without the scorching sun. We were able to secure about 10 picnic tables in the public park for our participants to sit . The event was potluck-style gathering, so everyone brought some food or snacks to share with others. Participants arrived, signed in and consented to signing the…

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Bersih Kyoto in Solidarity with Bersih 5

By Kia Meng, Bersih Kyoto The Bersih 5 solidarity gathering in Kyoto, Japan, took place successfully at 1pm, on November 19th, 2016, coinciding with the main protest in Kuala Lumpur. The weather was much better than what was forecasted and we took the opportunity to take some really good group photos at Kamogawakoen by the iconic Kamogawa river at the heart of Kyoto. We had an attendance of 25 people, most Malaysians who were either studying or working in the Kansai region, as well as some Malaysians who were touring…

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Bersih Birmingham Braved Cold Weather to Stand in Solidarity with Bersih 5

By Lydia Chan, Bersih Birmingham On 19 Nov 2016, 2pm (GMT), despite the cold weather, about 50 Malaysians gathered at Pavilion, High St to show our support and stand in solidarity with Bersih 5 rally in Malaysia. Most of the participants were university students. Some Chinese and Malay families came with their kids to support us as well. Some of them brought along their own creative cardboards too. The event started late as the initial venue was occupied with German Christmas market. We then moved to another location. My friend…

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MALAYSIA NOW – NOVEMBER 2016

BREAKING NEWS  Maria Chin Released  On 28 November 2016, Maria Chin was released from her 10-day detention under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012, a day before the hearing of her habeas corpus application. Maria thanked all of her supporters for campaigning for her release and said “I was released because of your support”. Maria also promised to continue the fight for free and fair elections and institutional reforms.  NEWS Police Harassment of BERSIH 2.0 Members On 2 November 2016, BERSIH 2.0 Northern Peninsular Programme Officer, Lee Chung Lun,…

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