Response to Statement by the Singapore Police Force on Global Bersih

PRESS RELEASE 5 April 2018 Global Bersih is surprised at the recent allegation by the Singapore Police Force that we have been ‘encouraging overseas Malaysians to support political activities…’, and the implication that we might be among the foreigners ‘using Singapore as a platform to further political causes’ or engaging in ‘unlawful public assemblies…for the purposes of election campaigning’ (1). We would like to point out that Global Bersih is a non-partisan international movement of overseas Malaysians and friends of Malaysia with the goal of supporting Malaysian civil society and…

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Rakyat Malaysia di Singapura dan seluruh dunia bersiap sedia untuk mengundi di PRU14

KENYATAAN AKHBAR                                                                    28 Mac 2018 Global Bersih terperanjat apabila mendapati bahawa kerajaan Malaysia secara aktif tidak menggalakkan rakyat Malaysia untuk menjalankan hak asasi mereka sebagai rakyat untuk mengundi. Pada 27hb Januari, telah dilaporkan bahawa Timbalan Menteri Dalam Negeri, Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed “meramalkan” bahawa rakyat Malaysia yang akan pulang dari Singapura untuk mengundi di Pilihan Raya Umum…

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Overseas Postal Voting Needs To Be Fair, says Global Bersih

Press Release 7 February 2018 Global Bersih demands that the postal voting process for the 14th General Election (GE14) for registered voters residing abroad be strengthened by inviting reputable international observers such as the United Nations and The Commonwealth. The Election Commission (EC) chairman has promised to appoint local and international election observers during GE14. Global Bersih welcomes this development and would like assurance that these same observers will scrutinise the issuance, receipt and counting of ballots. We are also urging the Malaysian government to invite the Commonwealth to send a…

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Bersih Geneva Stands in Solidarity with the Bersih Melaka Convoy

Bersih Geneva extends their support to the Bersih Melaka convoy. The solidarity poster bearing the words “Bersih Geneva supports Bersih 5” signed by Bersih Geneva supporters traveled from Geneva through the trusted hands of a Bersih Geneva supporter, a Bersih 2.0 supporter and finally into the hands of our twin city’s supporters. Satukan Tenaga, Malaysia Baru!

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Video: Maria talks about her arrest and what Malaysians living overseas can do to support the Bersih 5 rally

Maria Chin talks about her arrest and what Malaysians living overseas can do to support the  Bersih 5 rally. If you don’t see your city on the list for the Bersih 5 rally, email Global Bersih (fadiahnadwa9@gmail.com) and we will provide you with a guide to starting a Bersih 5 chapter in your city.

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Aspirations For A Better Malaysia

by Charlotte Chin, Marburg, Germany   You might be wondering why a German woman is interested in the political situation in Malaysia. The answer is simple: My dad is Malaysian Chinese and my mum is German. I went to Malaysia to volunteer in an orphanage, and I got to know strangers who became good friends and are still an important part of my life. They introduced me to their cultures and religions, gave me home and shelter, and showed me the infinite beauty of life. Malaysia became home to me,…

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We Are The Leaders We Are Waiting For

By Mohan Ambikaipaker In the aftermath of the history-breaking Bersih 4 rally for democracyin Malaysia, there is a natural question that comes up: What now? Furthermore, deep inside us, sceptical thoughts may arise and peoplemay start to wonder what exactly will be the concrete outcomes: Will therallies lead to a no confidence vote on Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razakin October? Will the rallies free Anwar Ibrahim and other politicalprisoners? Will the rallies save the ringgit from plunging further? Although these are interesting and important questions, I believe theyare secondary issues…

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