MALAYSIA NOW – DECEMBER 2016

NEWS Happy New Year Global Bersih would like to wish all Malaysians a Happy New Year. Let’s take this season to look back on 2016 and to usher in a brighter year ahead. Satukan Tenaga, Malaysia Baru. BERSIH 2.0 Urges Malaysians to Continue the Struggle BERSIH 2.0 applauds every single supporter for bravely standing up to a corrupt government despite endless intimidation and misinformation. We are growing in strength and numbers. More than ever before, we must continue this wave of change for democratic governance. We cannot and must not…

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MALAYSIA NOW – NOVEMBER 2016

BREAKING NEWS  Maria Chin Released  On 28 November 2016, Maria Chin was released from her 10-day detention under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012, a day before the hearing of her habeas corpus application. Maria thanked all of her supporters for campaigning for her release and said “I was released because of your support”. Maria also promised to continue the fight for free and fair elections and institutional reforms.  NEWS Police Harassment of BERSIH 2.0 Members On 2 November 2016, BERSIH 2.0 Northern Peninsular Programme Officer, Lee Chung Lun,…

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MALAYSIA NOW – OCTOBER 2016

NEWS EC Must Address Overseas Voter Registration Urgently Global Bersih and MyOverseasVote (MOV) emphasises the need for the Election Commission (EC) to provide voter registration facilities at overseas missions and publicise this move without further delay as the next general elections loom. Over 1 million Malaysians living abroad should not be denied such access to registration facilities as it is part of their right to vote as citizens. A combined effort by Global Bersih and MOV to survey consulates, embassies and high commissions across the globe has shown that only…

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MALAYSIA NOW – SEPTEMBER 2016

NEWS The EC’s Redelineation Proposal The Election Commission (EC) has issued a redelineation proposal that changes the boundaries of all 11 parliamentary constituencies in Kuala Lumpur. It also proposes for all eight of the Terengganu parliamentary constituencies to be altered, while Johor boasts the most number of constituencies with the proposed changes (21 out of 26 seats to be affected). This is followed by Selangor (18 out of 22 seats affected) and Perak (17 out of 24 seats affected). For Sabah, changes are proposed for 15 out of 25 parliament…

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MALAYSIA NOW – AUGUST 2016

NEWS TangkapMO1 Rally On 27 August 2016, student activists led thousands of protestors into Kuala Lumpur for the TangkapMO1 rally. The rally was to pressure authorities to arrest ‘Malaysian Official 1’, whom the US Department of Justice (DOJ) claimed stole US$731 million in 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) funds. Protestors gathered at Sogo shopping center and Masjid Jamek. They then marched to Merdeka Square. The Kuala Lumpur City Hall denied them permission to gather at the iconic square. It is possible that the police may take action against the protestors as…

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