Global Bersih Condemns Threats of Legal Action against Bersih 4 Solidarity Rally Participants

IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE GLOBAL BERSIH CONDEMNS THREATS OF LEGAL ACTION AGAINST GB PARTICIPANTS Geneva, 3 September 2015 — Global Bersih unequivocally condemns reports of the Malaysian Foreign Ministry threatening Malaysians abroad with legal action for participating in Bersih solidarity rallies across the world. Deputy Foreign Minister Reezal Merican was reported to have said that the identity of Malaysians who participated in such rallies would be collected and “handed over to the relevant authorities for action”. He claimed “their actions could tarnish the image of the country at the international level”.…

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Global Bersih Denounces Efforts to Threaten Bersih 4 Solidarity Rallies Globally

GLOBAL BERSIH STATEMENT: GB DENOUNCES EFFORTS TO THREATEN BERSIH 4 SOLIDARITY RALLIES GLOBALLY Geneva, 28 August 2015 — Global Bersih applauds Bersih 2.0’s negotiations with the Malaysian police to ensure the peaceful nature of the upcoming Bersih 4. But Global Bersih condemns the rising number of threats and intimidation incidents against Global Bersih solidarity rally organizers as well as would-be participants around the world. Reports of Malaysian scholarship students abroad receiving threatening official letters that raise the revoking of their scholarships and warnings against participating in any Bersih-related activity is…

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More Than Fifty Cities (And Counting) Around The World Join Global Solidarity Movement In Support Of Bersih 4 In Kuala Lumpur

IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE MORE THAN FIFTY CITIES (AND COUNTING) AROUND THE WORLD JOIN GLOBAL SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT IN SUPPORT OF BERSIH 4 IN KUALA LUMPUR GENEVA, 25 August 2015 – Global Bersih, a Geneva-based international NGO network of Malaysian diaspora residing around the world, announces that overseas Malaysians have bandied together to hold their respective solidarity events in more than 50 cities across the globe in support of Bersih 4 in Kuala Lumpur. Bersih 4, a mega rally called for by the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) in…

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Open Letter from Global Bersih to Malaysia’s Cabinet, IGP Khalid Abu Bakar and Police Chiefs in Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED Malaysians in Global Bersih, recognise the leaders and supporters of the coming Bersih 4 protest rallies in Malaysia as true patriots. These Malaysians are united as citizens first and foremost, irrespective of race, religion or politics, and they stand for the highest values of nationhood. Importantly, we believe Malaysia’s young, who are expected to attend the Bersih 4 rallies in the tens of thousands, are rightfully angry and dejected at our cabinet, parliamentarians and the officers of public service bodies. They have sought truth and justice over…

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Malaysia Crackdown: Global Bersih Condemns Arrest Of Activists By Police

For Immediate Release MALAYSIA CRACKDOWN: GLOBAL BERSIH CONDEMNS ARRESTS OF ACTIVISTS BY POLICE GENEVA, 2 August 2015 — Global Bersih condemns the arrests and harassment of activists by Malaysia’s police, in the wake of the biggest corruption scandal and coverup in the nation’s history. Global Bersih, the Geneva-based NGO network of Malaysians around the world, supports Malaysia’s Bersih 2.0’s recent call for a mass public rally this month (August) to demand Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak step down during the official investigation into the billion-dollar 1MDB scandal. Global Bersih backs Bersih 2.0’s call for urgent institutional…

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Global Bersih Launches Global Solidarity Movement In Support Of BERSIH 4.0 Rally In Malaysia

GENEVA, 29 July 2015 – Global Bersih, a Geneva-based international NGO network of Malaysian diaspora residing around the world, today launched a global solidarity movement in support of the recently announced Bersih 4.0 rally in Malaysia. Amid one of the greatest multi-billion dollar corruption scandals in Malaysia’s history and the government’s most oppressive crackdowns on free speech, Global Bersih will organize a series of worldwide rallies to coincide with the Bersih 4.0 rally happening on 29-30 August 2015. The Global Bersih rallies will echo the demands of Bersih 4.0, which…

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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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Press Release: Anwar, Karpal convictions are attacks on parliament: Suaram and Global Bersih

01 April 2014                   The message from law advocates the world over is clear – the prosecutions of Anwar Ibrahim and Karpal Singh under archaic and rarely used laws are legally unwarranted and the convictions a travesty of justice. It is the view of Suaram and Global Bersih that these statements depict selective persecutions that seek to mask assaults on democracy, Malaysia’s system of parliamentary representation and opposition MPs. Statements criticising or questioning the convictions have been made by the US State…

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Press Release: PEMANTAU ‘BLINDFOLDED’ BY MAJOR INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS

Press Statement: 3rd May, 2013 PEMANTAU ‘BLINDFOLDED’ BY MAJOR INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS At about 9:30PM on 2/5/2013, PEMANTAU websites – www.pru13.info and pru13.info/aduan were blocked and made inaccessible to the PEMANTAU team. We have also learned of similar web attacks to Malaysikini videos and at 12:30AM, 3/5/2013 to DAP’s UBAH TV. The PEMANTAU’s website was only accessible at or about 12.30AM on 3/5/2013. An the initial diagnosis from our independent IT technician, Sinar Project had confirmed the presence of a blocking filter set up in the local Internet Service Provider…

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Press Release: Gazetted Electoral rolls still plagued with irregularities

Press Statement: 3rd May, 2013 PEMANTAU is disappointed with the results of the documentation and monitoring performed on the electoral roll since it was gazetted by the Election Commission (EC). PEMANTAU had received a total of 592 reports as of 2/5/2013. The statistics are as follow:- The highest number irregularities reported are cases where voters were registered but their names were missing from the electoral roll. These registered voters consists of those who had registered but have never voted before and those who had voted in the past. A total number…

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