Malaysiakini: EC claims hide true voter story

EC claims hide true voter story William de Cruz 10:47AM Jul 27, 2012 COMMENT Claims by the Election Commission’s (EC) chairperson that Malaysians overseas are not interested in the postal vote hide the story of how nearly 1 million citizens abroad are discriminated against and denied voting rights by his own hand. Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof (left in photo) and his deputy, Wan Ahmad Wan Omar, make the assertions because only about 20,000 (or two percent of an estimated 1 million working overseas) have registered with their embassies and consulates as voters; this…

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#DearAmbiga outpouring of support – selected tweets

16 May 2012 Malaysian netizens today have come out in full force expressing their support and solidary with Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan who has been the target of harassment outside her private home in Kuala Lumpur. Ambiga responded to the outpouring of tweets with with a photo of bouquets sent to her house in solidarity: @Ambiga_S: The people judge. Am safe with them. Heartfelt thanks! Hidup Rakyat! @Ambiga_S:  The people, our hope! Hidup Rakyat! Below are selected tweets from today: @PhillyTan: #dearambiga Thank you for standing for truth. May integrity prevail in…

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Report: Bersih 3.0 Portland, USA

Location: Portland, USA Time: 28 Apr, 10AM -8UTC Number of participants: 62   Bersih3.0 Portland was held successfully with no incident. We were nearly 62 strong (some came late after the picture and national anthem session), and came from places all over the state and even some from Seattle (3.5 our drive). We had some locals, we also had students. The rally/sit-in protest started at 10AM and ended at about 12PM, we talked, we took loads of pictures, organizers gave some speech, we read Bersih’s demands and lastly sang Negaraku!!      

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Report: Bersih 3.0 Manchester, UK

Location: Sogo,  Hong Kong, China Time: 28 Apr, 2pm +10UTC Number of participants: 500+   Participants began gathering outside of Sogo, Causeway Bay, at 2pm. Organizers estimated that about 50 would come, and two days before the event, the number swelled to 100. But by the time everyone gathered outside of Sogo, the organizers received a warning from the police for underestimating their number! We had about 500 participants, and some of them were Malaysian tourists who happened to be in HK this weekend. Malaysians in Macau, Shenzhen, and Guangdong also came down to join our rally….

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