Statement: Global Bersih Celebrates Malaysia Day by Addressing Government Blindspot in Regards to the Exploitation of Rainforests in Sarawak

 21th August 2017 GLOBAL BERSIH CELEBRATES MALAYSIA DAY BY ADDRESSING GOVERNMENT BLINDSPOT IN REGARDS TO THE EXPLOITATION OF RAINFORESTS IN SARAWAK Malaysia Day 2017 will mark the day that Global Bersih cities from across the globe will band together to celebrate Malaysia’s inception, with screenings of ‘The Borneo Case’ followed by a Q&A session with leading members and activists involved in the film. The film ‘The Borneo Case’ is an evocative story of patriotism, danger and corruption amid the lush rain-forests and quiet serenity of Sarawak. Based on the book ‘Money…

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Statement: Global Bersih Condemns Najib’s Visit to the White House

 7th September 2017 Global Bersih Condemns Najib’s Visit to the White House Global Bersih urges the Trump Administration to rescind the invitation to the Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak to meet at the White House next week. Meeting Malaysia’s prime minister at this time sends the wrong signal and disavows the good governance and anti-corruption ideals shared by both nations, as allegations have been made of Najib Razak’s involvement in the 1MDB case, which represents the largest action brought under the Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative to date. Despite the White House…

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The Borneo Case | GUIDE: Setting Up For A Film Screening

GLOBAL BERSIH CITY COORDINATORS: WE NEED YOU! Global Bersih is excited to announce a worldwide documentary screening of The Borneo Case with participating global cities to bring fellow Malaysians together on this day. The cities who have so far pledged to participate are Busan, Perth, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Auckland, Geneva, Paris, Cologne, Munich, Stuttgart, Delft, London, Glasgow, Los Angeles, Washington, Minneapolis and San Francisco. WHY SEPTEMBER 16? Malaysia Day is held on 16 September every year to commemorate the establishment of the Malaysian federation on the same date in 1963. It marked the historic…

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What happens when you ‘kena bantah’?

What is ‘Bantahan’? As a check against phantom voters, ordinary citizens may submit an objection or ‘bantahan‘ against a suspicious application to become a voter, such as 70 people living at one address. This is provided for under regulation 15 of the Elections (Registration of Electors) Act. How do you know your application has been ‘dibantah’? When you check here, your status is marked as ‘dibantah’ (objected). What do I do if I kena bantah? Contact SPR’s office to check on the date and time of your inquiry. Find a representative (friend…

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#hungparliament : WHAT WILL HAPPEN?

(Scroll down to read the article in the Malay language. )   The media is abuzz with the term: a#HungParliament. Fret not! Nobody will be hung / hanged out to dry or die. It simply means that there is no political party (or a pre-election alliance or coalition) that wins a ‘simple majority’ – meaning 50% + 1 of the seats – thus will be able to form a government in its own right. What will happen then? Well, many possibilities! [1] But let us look at the process step…

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Interview with Global Bersih : On GE-14

Can you please briefly share with us the background of Global Bersih and when was it established? Following the success of Bersih 2 and 3 and catalysed by GE13, Global Bersih was officially formed in 2014 as an NGO based in Geneva, Switzerland. Its primary purpose is to support Malaysian civil society’s campaign for democracy and free and fair elections in a more formal, concerted and co-ordinated approach. All our steering committee members are unpaid volunteers, as is our network of city coordinators. In your opinion, should every Malaysian who…

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