Global Bersih Newsletter – April/May 2020

Global Bersih is pleased to announce that our Steering Committee member, Daphne d’Herve has been appointed as our Acting President starting 1st March.  A native of Kuala Lumpur, Daphne moved overseas thirty years ago to further her studies, and then stayed to work. She eventually settled down in Paris, France where she works and lives with her family. Daphne became active in Bersih France, then joined the Global Bersih Steering Committee in 2017 … READ THE FULL NEWSLETTER

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Global Bersih Newsletter – March 2020

March has been emotionally taxing for many of us, with the formation of an unelected government led Pakatan Nasional, a coalition that was created from the infamous “Sheraton Move” that took place on 24th February. The formation of this government had sparked backlash from the civil society groups and the citizens, who saw this backdoor government as a violation of the mandate given by the people for Pakatan Harapan two years ago… Read the full Newsletter here.

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Global Bersih Urges Politicians to Quit Politicking

Please see the following Press Statements issued by Bersih 2.0 and Global Bersih: Press Statement (29 February 2020): Bersih 2.0 Supports a Reconfigured PH Government to Continue the People’s Mandate and Fulfill its Manifesto Bersih 2.0 & Civil Society Organisations’ Joint Statement: Backdoor Government is Undemocratic and a Betrayal of Voters of GE14/li> Global Bersih Press Release (29 February 2020): Global Bersih Urges Politicians to Quit Politicking (SEE BELOW)

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Building a Stronger Malaysia

Malaysia is at a critical juncture. The nation can choose to look forward and prepare a strong foundation for the future, or it can remain mired in the culture of divisive ethnic-based politics and authoritarian rule that has resulted in decades of mismanagement and corruption, stifled the nation’s progress and led to the overall deterioration of the country. All Malaysians need to be united and work together to rebuild the nation. We need to lay down a strong institutional framework that will help minimize the risk of future corruption and…

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Launch of Electoral Reform Roundtable Report

On 9th May, 2018, Malaysia stunned the region and the world when a broad coalition of opposition parties won office, ushering in Malaysia’s first transfer of power since independence in 1957. Malaysia’s experience shows us that politics cannot stand still in the face of changes brought by economic development, urbanization, and mass education. That experience also shows that it is possible to overcome the politics of identity and offer voters a credible democratic alternative; it also demonstrates that high voter participation can level the electoral playing field to deliver democratic…

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