Swiss AG denies M’sia asked for help on 1MDB-SRC probe

PETALING JAYA: The Swiss Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) has denied ever receiving any request from their Malaysian counterparts on the matter of investigations into 1MDB and its former subsidiary SRC International, Malaysiakini reported. The OAG made the declaration following reports that Malaysian Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali had written to his counterpart in Switzerland to request for a mutual legal assistance (MLA). “The OAG has not received any MLA request from Malaysia related to the 1MDB/SRC case. “We remain however, entirely at the disposal of the Malaysian authorities in case…

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Zunar’s activities in the United Kingdom

Come join in on Zunar’s trip throughout the United Kingdom. Zunar is a renowned Malaysian political cartoonist who is currently facing 43 years in prison on 9 charges of Sedition for being an outspoken critic of the Malaysian government. Five of his cartoon books have been banned by the Malaysian government for allegedly carrying content “detrimental to public order” and thousands confiscated in an effort to curtail freedom of expression. On the eve of his trial,  Zunar is coming to the UK to launch a special exhibition of his work…

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Forum with Ivy Josiah (Global Bersih & Member of Programme Committee, Bersih 4 Malaysia)

Bersih Netherlands (Bersih NL) will organise a Forum featuring Global Bersih steering committee member Ivy Josiah, who’s also member of Programme Committee for Bersih 4. Bersih NL would like to call upon Malaysians to come together to find out what is going on in Malaysia now. They are also launching the Bersih NL movement and they would be presenting their goals and missions and to gather support from all Malaysians in NL. Date: November 1 Time: 2pm – 4pm Venue: The American Book Center, Lange Poten 23, The Hague. For more…

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Forum with Maria Chin Abdullah and Dato’ Noor Farida, in London on 3 Oct 2015

After Bersih 4, where is Malaysia heading? A public forum on the political situation in Malaysia after the Bersih 4 rally in August 2015. Invited speakers : Maria Chin Abdullah, Bersih 2.0 chairperson Dato Noor Farida Ariffin, G25 member When: 2-5pm on Saturday, 3 October 2015 Where: Conway Hall (25 Red Lion Square, WC1R 4RL London, United Kingdom) Tickets: At the door or online from http://tiny.cc/kkde3x Organiser: Monsoons Book Club Facebook event page

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Forum with Bersih 2.0 chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah, in Geneva on 4 Oct 2015

Global Bersih in Geneva welcomes Maria Chin Abdullah chairperson of the Bersih 2.0 coalition for a fundraiser buffet lunch followed by a presentation and Q and A session. When: Sunday, 4 October, 12-3pm Where: UNI – Global Union (at the cafeteria) 8-10 Avenue Reverdil, 1260 NYON, Switzerland Price: 25CHF per person including drinks There will be a donation box for those willing to contribute to the Global Bersih fund. To confirm attendance, please e-mail: geneva@globalbersih.org Announcement in pdf format FB event page

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Forum with Malaysian Bar President Steven Thiru on Civil Liberties, in Paris on 2 Oct 2015

QUELLES PERSPECTIVES POUR LES LIBERTES DES CITOYENS EN MALAISIE ? Echange-débat sur la situation des droits de l’homme et ses enjeux législatifs en Malaisie Fin août 2015, 500 000 personnes sont descendues dans les rues de Malaisie et du monde entier à l’appel de Bersih 2.0 (coalition d’une centaine d’ONG) pour exiger des réformes institutionnelles, dans le sillage de l’un des plus grands scandales de corruption dans l’histoire du pays. Des organisateurs et des manifestants ont fait l’objet d’enquêtes policières au titre de récents dispositifs légaux portant sur des “activités…

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Be an Objector today!

        The redelineation exercise initiated by the Election Commission, to redraw the boundaries of our Parliament and DUN seats due to development and population growth has started this year in Sarawak, but if not done properly, it could be manipulated to favour certain parties in the election, with gerrymandering and malapportionment. However, if you feel that your area’s boundaries has been unfairly redrawn, you can voice out by becoming an objector. The Delineation Action and Research Team (DART), an initative started by Bersih 2.0 and ENGAGE, is asking…

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Global Bersih is a Swiss-based NGO

Dear Malaysians everywhere, Global Bersih is now a proper NGO based in Geneva, Switzerland, which is widely recognised as the global centre for human rights advocacy. Global Bersih’s Executive & Steering Committees Global Bersih’s inaugral executive committee (EC) comprises William de Cruz, president (Sydney), Andrew Foong, secretary (currently in Sydney) and Praveen Nagappan, treasurer (Melbourne). The Steering Committee (SC) includes, but is not limited to, Yolanda Augustin, Bala Chelliah, Ong Guan Sin, Charis Quay, Colin Rajah, Lim Chong Pin, Azza Basarudin, Kevin Bathman, and GB’s two liaison officers in KL,…

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