Niloh Ason, Matek of SADIA, Bodui of Bengoh, Willie Kajan of Brimas and Doris Lawai of Ulu Baram, who were arrested earlier in the Bersih march were released along with 1000 over others sharing the same fate today. Other than Willie who was kept at Jinjang Utara police station the others were kept at Pulapol’s compound. They were arrested for wearing the Bersih t-shirt while they were gathering near May Bank tower. While Sarawakians has not held wide scale protest in their own homeland the participation by these Sarawakian community activists in the Bersih rally, among 14 who came for an exposure trip, shows that Sarawakians do not disown their basic rights to assembly and freedom of expression like all others in the world.
It is only time that Sarawakians will exercise their basic rights to show their dissatisfaction against their oppressive satte and federal governments!
Earlier among the 1000+ arrested were the top leaders of Bersih (Ambiga, Maria Chin, Wong Chin Huat), PKR (Anwar Ibrahim, Tian Chua, Azmin Ali, Nurrul Izza) , PAS (Hadi Awang, Hatta Ramli, Mohd Sabu) and DAP. They were all release towards the evening.