Zunar’s activities in the United Kingdom

Come join in on Zunar’s trip throughout the United Kingdom. Zunar is a renowned Malaysian political cartoonist who is currently facing 43 years in prison on 9 charges of Sedition for being an outspoken critic of the Malaysian government. Five of his cartoon books have been banned by the Malaysian government for allegedly carrying content “detrimental to public order” and thousands confiscated in an effort to curtail freedom of expression. On the eve of his trial,  Zunar is coming to the UK to launch a special exhibition of his work…

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‘Breaking’ some M’sian law at Bersih 4 in NZ

by Joshua Tan Chong Hui I believed that I had ‘broken’ some Malaysian law in New Zealand, and it was outlawed for an ordinary citizen like me to wear anything concerning Bersih 4. On the contrary, I had worn the shirt, the badges as well as the headband on Aug 29, 2015 when attending the Bersih 4 rally in Wellington. Initially, I was less enthusiastic to this rally, mainly because of my concern that this rally was too closely tied with the urging for Najib Abdul Razak’s resignation. This rally’s…

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Global Bersih: Hear us, from the Australian capital

by Bersih Canberra This is in Canberra, the capital of Australia. As compared to Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane, Canberra is relatively unknown to Malaysians. The Malaysian community here is mostly made up by university students and very few diaspora.Let us share our very unique Bersih 4 story in Canberra with you in Malaysia. We were scheduled to start at 3pm (1pm Malaysian time) and we were providing free transport to students because we fully understand travelling without car is so much less incentivised for students to attend, although…

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A spark of bright yellow hope in Zürich, Switzerland

by Nurainie Haziqah As a Malaysian who has been living in this beloved country almost my entire life, I have never thought I would say apart from the food, how much I miss the familiar faces of my fellow Malaysians as I enter the third week of my internship in Stuttgart, Germany. My three-month internship is a part of a cross-cultural programme under the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa) of Germany whereby young professionals from all over the world are handpicked to be part of an intercultural experience that…

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Global Bersih Denounces Efforts to Threaten Bersih 4 Solidarity Rallies Globally

GLOBAL BERSIH STATEMENT: GB DENOUNCES EFFORTS TO THREATEN BERSIH 4 SOLIDARITY RALLIES GLOBALLY Geneva, 28 August 2015 — Global Bersih applauds Bersih 2.0’s negotiations with the Malaysian police to ensure the peaceful nature of the upcoming Bersih 4. But Global Bersih condemns the rising number of threats and intimidation incidents against Global Bersih solidarity rally organizers as well as would-be participants around the world. Reports of Malaysian scholarship students abroad receiving threatening official letters that raise the revoking of their scholarships and warnings against participating in any Bersih-related activity is…

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More Than Fifty Cities (And Counting) Around The World Join Global Solidarity Movement In Support Of Bersih 4 In Kuala Lumpur

IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE MORE THAN FIFTY CITIES (AND COUNTING) AROUND THE WORLD JOIN GLOBAL SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT IN SUPPORT OF BERSIH 4 IN KUALA LUMPUR GENEVA, 25 August 2015 – Global Bersih, a Geneva-based international NGO network of Malaysian diaspora residing around the world, announces that overseas Malaysians have bandied together to hold their respective solidarity events in more than 50 cities across the globe in support of Bersih 4 in Kuala Lumpur. Bersih 4, a mega rally called for by the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) in…

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Open Letter from Global Bersih to Malaysia’s Cabinet, IGP Khalid Abu Bakar and Police Chiefs in Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED Malaysians in Global Bersih, recognise the leaders and supporters of the coming Bersih 4 protest rallies in Malaysia as true patriots. These Malaysians are united as citizens first and foremost, irrespective of race, religion or politics, and they stand for the highest values of nationhood. Importantly, we believe Malaysia’s young, who are expected to attend the Bersih 4 rallies in the tens of thousands, are rightfully angry and dejected at our cabinet, parliamentarians and the officers of public service bodies. They have sought truth and justice over…

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Malaysia Crackdown: Global Bersih Condemns Arrest Of Activists By Police

For Immediate Release MALAYSIA CRACKDOWN: GLOBAL BERSIH CONDEMNS ARRESTS OF ACTIVISTS BY POLICE GENEVA, 2 August 2015 — Global Bersih condemns the arrests and harassment of activists by Malaysia’s police, in the wake of the biggest corruption scandal and coverup in the nation’s history. Global Bersih, the Geneva-based NGO network of Malaysians around the world, supports Malaysia’s Bersih 2.0’s recent call for a mass public rally this month (August) to demand Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak step down during the official investigation into the billion-dollar 1MDB scandal. Global Bersih backs Bersih 2.0’s call for urgent institutional…

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Global Bersih Launches Global Solidarity Movement In Support Of BERSIH 4.0 Rally In Malaysia

GENEVA, 29 July 2015 – Global Bersih, a Geneva-based international NGO network of Malaysian diaspora residing around the world, today launched a global solidarity movement in support of the recently announced Bersih 4.0 rally in Malaysia. Amid one of the greatest multi-billion dollar corruption scandals in Malaysia’s history and the government’s most oppressive crackdowns on free speech, Global Bersih will organize a series of worldwide rallies to coincide with the Bersih 4.0 rally happening on 29-30 August 2015. The Global Bersih rallies will echo the demands of Bersih 4.0, which…

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