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Archive for July 13th, 2011

Bersih rally is not over-6 of the earliest Bersih protestors are still languishing in lock up under Emergency Order when there is no war to fight in Malaysia.

Candlelight vigil for six PSM detainees

Tashny Sukumaran | July 13, 2011

PSM has started a nightly vigil at Bukit Aman to protest the detention of its six members under the Emergency Ordinance.

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The EC is at it again: the chair excused himself to respond to the Bersih’s demands by claiming that the Bersih memo has yet to be submitted to the King, as though they don’t know the much publicised 8 demands from Bersih. In fact in the same breath he already ruled out the last 4 demands among the 8 (cleaning up the electoral list, reforming the postal voting system, using indelible ink, allowing campaigning for at least 21 days, free and fair access to the media, strengthening the public institutions, and curbing corruption and dirty politics.). The EC chair did not feel shame to run unfair elections after elections for half a century to `elect’ illegitimate governments! In 1991 the Commonwealth observers who observed the general elections then ruled that the elections were only free-not fair ie the elections failed! For acceptable elections the elections need to be both free and fair-and that is done in all democratic countries -including the ones who are our regional neighbours!

Don’t Push EC, Mohamad SabuTold

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Taib Mahmud the Sarawak CM deny he has anything to do to the denial of entry to Ambiga the Bersih Chairperson during the state elections. Surely no one would believe it as nothing is too small for Taib to interfere in Sarawak’s governance. Even the sewage treatment contract is held by a company related to him!

Taib Mahmud objects to Ambiga’s appeal over denial of entry

Written by  Malaysia Chronicle

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It didn’t take the media long to broached their most fancy question: is Ambiga going to be a candidate in 13th General Elections, given her new found fame in relation to Bersih? She has been sent death threat, aasked for her citizenship revoked by numerous deperate politicians, and her house featured in some UMNO linked mainstream media! But she said without a pause: NO, thank you! In her words: `I have no stomach for Malaysian politics!’ That speaks a lot of politicians from both sides of the fence-but seriously raise an issue if civil society movement can exist for its own cause-oriented sake? Some strong opinions-spoken and less spoken, are against such a notion-and you may well guess where they come from!

The foremost opinion against civil society leaders not becoming candidate come from the parties: both ruling BN and opposition PR and Independent parties scout for high profile opinions-leaders to become their candidates so as to boost their winning chances. Are they short on winning candidates? Going outside of their party to locate candidates seems to suggest that their party are inadequate to prepare their candidates to become winning candidates and that they are not prepared to get their candidates judged by the candidates’ own standings.

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Halo world! Hii Chong Fatt speak on his phone after being released yesterday 6.33pm from Dang Wangi police station. He was wearing a loaned shirt.

It was a long wait for a whole day. We, Tian Choy and me, got to know that Hii Chong Fatt from Sibu, who was detained on July 8th, could be released yesterday. So we went to Bkt Jalil police station at 9.00am, armed with an approval letter from the Investigation Officer Insp Marina. When we reached the police station we were made to wait outside the police station door-contrary to practices elsewhere where you are allowed to wait inside the police office. When Hii was brought in with a police van from another block behind the police station we were asked to go to the back of the police station to meet Hii-that was like after 30 min of wait later. We saw him across a glass/perspex window where we can only speak to him through a phone-probably monitored. I briefed him about his wife calling many times and the video that attracted close to 300 000 viewing to cheer him up. He responded enthusiastically by proposing further actions against the police eg being beaten twice, once because he requested a list of his belongings taken from him at the Bkt Jalil police station. Earlier his protest banner and placard were also taken away at the Dang Wangi police station-but there was a list done then.

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