‘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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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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