Bersih Kyoto in Solidarity with Bersih 5

By Kia Meng, Bersih Kyoto The Bersih 5 solidarity gathering in Kyoto, Japan, took place successfully at 1pm, on November 19th, 2016, coinciding with the main protest in Kuala Lumpur. The weather was much better than what was forecasted and we took the opportunity to take some really good group photos at Kamogawakoen by the iconic Kamogawa river at the heart of Kyoto. We had an attendance of 25 people, most Malaysians who were either studying or working in the Kansai region, as well as some Malaysians who were touring…

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Bersih Birmingham Braved Cold Weather to Stand in Solidarity with Bersih 5

By Lydia Chan, Bersih Birmingham On 19 Nov 2016, 2pm (GMT), despite the cold weather, about 50 Malaysians gathered at Pavilion, High St to show our support and stand in solidarity with Bersih 5 rally in Malaysia. Most of the participants were university students. Some Chinese and Malay families came with their kids to support us as well. Some of them brought along their own creative cardboards too. The event started late as the initial venue was occupied with German Christmas market. We then moved to another location. My friend…

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Rakyat Hidup!

The people don't know their true power...

by Charlotte Chin, Passau, Germany Bersih is a coalition consisting of several human-rights organizations and non-governmental organizations which are campaigning for the reformation of the electoral system and for good governance in Malaysia. The country has suffered under massive electoral misconduct and has been ruled by the same coalition (Barisan Nasional) since its independence in 1957. Malaysia is also becoming infamous for corruption. The latest scandal involves a Malaysian state investment fund called 1MDB (follow this link to receive further information). Several newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal has reported that huge sums of money from the…

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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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Global Bersih welcomes Deputy Home Minister’s statement on no risk of travel ban

8 October 2016 Global Bersih welcomes Deputy Home Minister’s statement on no risk of travel ban Global Bersih welcomes Deputy Minister Nur Jazlan Mohamed’s statement that Malaysians who attend Bersih 5 solidarity rallies overseas face no risk of a travel ban. The Minister’s remarks reinforce Global Bersih’s long-standing position that Malaysians overseas peacefully participating in Bersih solidarity rallies around the world need not fear unjustified government imposed travel restrictions. The Deputy Home Minister’s remarks are particularly welcome in light of travel bans recently imposed on Maria Chin Abdullah (Chairperson of Bersih 2.0) and other Malaysians, as well as…

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EC must address voter registration urgently, say Global Bersih and MyOverseasVote

 3 October 2016 The Election Commission needs 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 MyOverseasVote to survey consulates, embassies and high commissions across the globe has shown that only the Malaysian High Commission in Singapore offers assistance for voter registration at the current…

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Global Bersih Supports Bersih 5

15 September 2016  Bersih 2.0 has announced that the Bersih 5 rally will take place on 19 November 2016. Prior to the rally, the Bersih Convoy will depart from 6 different states on 1 October 2016. The nationwide convoy will spend 7 weeks travelling to 246 cities, towns and villages across the country to raise awareness about the Bersih 5 demands for institutional reforms and the severity of the 1MDB crisis. Global Bersih pledges support and participation for the Bersih 5 rally. Since the Bersih 2.0 rally, Malaysians residing in…

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