My Sinchew/ Bersih

Malaysian politics after Bersih 5

The pressure exerted by Bersih 5 rally will further accentuate the confrontational mood, making any turnaround impossible.

Dataran Merdeka to be closed nightly for a week

The KL mayor announces that Dataran Merdeka will be closed to the public from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 a.m. the following morning every day from November 22 to 29.

Women Walk for Maria

Some 200 people marched from Padang Merbok to Parliament House this morning to hand in an MOU to demand the release of Maria Chin Abdullah.

Respect the citizens' right to assemble

Freedom of assembly constitutes the fundamental human rights in a democratic society. Since there is a constitutional provision for this, the police have no choice but to comply with it.

Vigil for Maria Chin at Dataran: Bersih 2.0

Bersih 2.0 tweeted today to urge the public to assemble at Dataran Merdeka at 8.00 p.m. every evening from today in solidarity with detained Bersih 2.0 chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah until her release.

Tian Chua and six others released

The seven people detained in relation to last weekend's Bersih 5 rally, including Tian Chua, Hshammuddin Rais and Zuraida, have been released on bail at 12.00 p.m. today.

Peaceful rallies a new norm in expression

Respect the people's views and allow them to be reasonably expressed through public rallies is what all modern democratic governments must cherish.

Malaysians take to the street to demand Najib's resignation

Thousands of yellow-clad Malaysians gathered in the capital Saturday to demand Prime Minister Najib Razak resign over a corruption scandal, as protesters braced for clashes with pro-government rightists.

Mahathir at Bersih rally in Bangsar

"The government is very cowardly for trying to prevent people from exercising their constitutional right to express themselves... And foreigners have very bad impressions of Malaysia."

Hishamuddin Rais arrested

Social activist Hishamuddin Rais was arrested by the police this morning after delivering a speech to Bersih participants in Bangsar.


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