The excuses used to stop Bersih Rally are cliche and unconvnising:they claim that there will be chaos in the gathering-totally ignoring that there are daily peaceful gatherings of citizens all over the world-why it is not allowed in Malaysia? Is there any prove (eg you need prove for the MACC to investigate corruption)-that there will be chaos? Is it just a belief-like there is a ghost in the dark? or are they the ones who try to instigate chaos? Then they claim that the businesses will be affected-how? If there are more people on the street the business are roaring-why bother???? At the base of it it is their scare that the big rally will show how unpopular these anti-democratic forces are!
Umno Youth And NGOs Lodge Police Reports On ‘Bersih’ Organisers
KUALA LUMPUR, June 9 (Bernama) — Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the Umno Youth movement Thursday lodged police reports at the Dang Wangi District Police Headquarters, here on the ‘Perhimpunan Bersih’ or Clean Gathering expected to be held on July 9.
The police reports were lodged by the Pemuda UMNO Malaysia, Pemuda Umno Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Pemuda Umno Bukit Bintang, Bumiputera Traders and Hawkers Associations, Pertubuhan Peribumi Perkasa Malaysia (Perkasa), the Urban Affairs Secretariat (Sheb), The Kepong Muslim Youth Association, and the Terengganu-Born Association (Gertak) at about 12.30pm.
Umno Youth exco member Tengku Azman Tengku Zainol Abidin said the report was made in order to prevent chaos during the gathering.
Meanwhile, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president Tian Chua recently said that 60,000 people would attend the gathering.
Among other things, the gathering aimed to demand that the government reformed the postal voting system and that permanent ink be used for the election.
Meanwhile in PUTRAJAYA, the Putrajaya Concerned Youths Movement or the ‘Gerakan Pemuda Prihatin Putrajaya’ (Gempur) and ‘Wira Perkasa Putrajaya’ Thursday urged Malaysians, especially the young generation, not to be involved in the gathering to be held in Kuala Lumpur.
Gempur chairman Hisamudin Yahaya said the gathering, to be organised by the opposition pact (PR), would not bring any benefit but could instead destroy Malaysia which had gained independence 54 years ago.
As such, Gempur and Wira Perkasa Putrajaya lodged a police report at the Putrajaya District Police headquarters at 12.30pm Thursday.
In GEORGE TOWN, the Penang Al-Ehsan Islamiah Welfare Organisation lodged a police report on the move by the Penang state government to hold mosque elections in the state.
The police report was lodged by the chairman of the Barat Daya Penang Al-Ehsan Islamiah Welfare Organisation, Arshad Kassim at the Bayan Baru Police Station at about 4.30pm.