Daily Archives: June 30, 2011

‘Yellow wave’ in Parliament by Pakatan reps

Pakatan Rakyat MPs turned up in Parliament decked out in various articles in the distinctive yellow of Bersih to protest the police clampdown on the electoral reform rally.

Most of the men sported ties in the ‘official’ Bersih 2.0 colour or others in shades of yellow, while the women were attired in yellow.

The rest wore various articles of clothing in the same colour, while those more daring like Bukit Gantang parliamentarian Nizar Jamaluddin and Bakri MP Er Teck Hwa donned the official Bersih 2.0 T-shirt, which has caused the arrest of many since the crackdown began, in open defiance.

At a press conference in the parliament lobby today, the MPs stood in solidarity with Bersih and the rakyat’s wishes for free and fair elections, condemning the unilateral and as some argued, illegal and unconstitutional crackdown on the hugely popular rally. Read the rest of this entry

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Malaysia arrests 14 for ‘Bersih’ protest T-shirts

Word means ‘clean’ and is used by group planning banned rally against electoral corruption.

Malaysian police have detained 14 opposition activists for wearing T-shirts promoting a planned rally against alleged electoral abuses.

It is the latest attempt by authorities to deter citizens from marching in Kuala Lumpur on 9 July in what the opposition hopes will be Malaysia’s biggest protest in nearly four years.

The activists are demanding that authorities overhaul voter lists, introduce transparent procedures for ballots to be counted and make other policy changes ahead of national elections widely expected by mid-2012. Government officials say current electoral laws are fair enough. Read the rest of this entry

709大集會‧雲大舜:就淨選盟集會‧18人料受傳召問話

(吉隆坡29日訊)大馬律師公會憲法委員小組主席雲大舜披露,預料警方還會針對淨選盟的709大集會,傳召18人問話。

又5人被傳召

今日又有5人被傳召至金馬警區總部問話,他們分別是社運份子艾琳、希山慕丁萊益斯、瑪麗亞陳、雪州行政議員郭素沁及律師拉蒂法。

艾琳、希山慕丁萊益斯及瑪麗亞陳是在代表律師雲大舜和拉蒂法的陪同下,前往金馬警區總部接受警方問話,警方是援引1967年警察法令及1948年煽動法令傳召3人錄供。 Read the rest of this entry