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Friday, April 27, 2012

Urgent appeal to PM to direct relevant agencies to allow Bersih rally at Dataran Merdeka tomorrow

I originally sent this as a news report for Malaysia Chronicle to use as FIRST PREFERENCE. But the past few hours, there has been some difficulty in accessing myGOoDfriend Ms Wong CM's web portal, so here's uploading at my Blog. Badder l;ate than never, as the Beatles would have sung ala-Hey Jude! ~~ YL, Desi

PS: I will later closer to Midnight pen something sad as disclosed by founder-owner of; it was a sort of JEJA VU for Desi:( But life, and our Struggle for a Better Malaysia, shall go on!

PPS: I was able to access the Malaysia Chronicle at about 10.45PM, and the following is reproduced as published by MC with a few TYPOS corrected, OK. ~~ YL Chong


Friday, 27 April 2012 17:37

Concerned citizens tell Najib: Stop harassing, allow peaceful Bersih rally at Dataran

Written by  Chong Yen Long, Malaysia Chronicle
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KUALA LUMPUR - A group of “concerned citizens” today held a joint press conference here calling on Prime Minister Najib Razak to “urgently” direct the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) and the KL City Hall (DBKL) to allow the Bersih rally to proceed peacefully at Dataran Merdeka tomorrow.
“It will be a good opportunity for Najib to demonstrate to the world that he’s walking the talk on his promise to open up and expand democratic spaces in the country,” KJ John told the media at the KLSCAH Hall.
Tracing a bit of history, he stated that he had served as a public servant for three decades including Tun Abdul Razak’s premiership.
“It was here at this same Dataran, then owned by the Selangor Club, that Tunku Abdul Rahman had declared in 1957 Malaya’s independence from the British.
“This historic event preceded the DBKL and it was only very much later that the Club sold the property to City Hall, but I am sure the owners then would not have sold it had they envisaged that a day would come when the Dataran and its significance as an independence square should be closed to the public to assemble.
Private sector companies could hold their events there, so how could the Mayor say the Dataran was to be used for only “national” events, John remarked.
Under the control of the BN govt
Dr Azmi Sharom, who read out a statement on behalf of 10 signatories, said that “We recognise that these agencies (PDRM and DBKL) are either under the direct control or influence of your government and we are sure that you, as Prime Minister, concur that they should strictly observe and practise administrative neutrality and not be seen to serve the partisan interests of the ruling parties.
“It is disheartening and unacceptable to see these agencies behave in a way that is in direct contradiction to your promises of a more open democratic space for Malaysians. We wish to emphasise that the right to assembly is guaranteed by the Federal Constitution. The only limitation is that such assembly must not be a threat to national security or to public order,” he added.
PM for all of Malaysia and not just BN
City Hall (DBKL) mayor Tan Sri Ahmad Fuad Ismail yesterday had issued an order that from 6am today Dataran Merdela is out of bounds until 6am on Sunday, exercised under the Local Government (Dataran Merdeka) bylaw 1992, under Section 65 of te Local Government Act 1976.
Dr Lim Teck Ghee, stressing that they were acting as ordinary citizens totally unaffiliated with any political party, said the Bersih gathering tomorrow is a mere “sit-in” in a peaceful manner for two hours, and no way could it constitute a threat to public order or security.
“We hope that Najib will prove that he is the Prime Minister of the whole country and not just for Barisan Nasional, and show the world now watching us closely that his government is truly committed to promoting greater democratic space for its citizens.
Stop the threatening culture
Datuk Thasleem Ibrahim said he had been regularly writing to the Election Commission protesting the various impediments to free and clean elections, such as gerrymandering, anomalies and alleged fraud in voters’ registrations,.
“At one meeting, I had challenged the top officials to prove that what they had been doing was “haram” from the Islamic point of view, and nop one responded to my claim and they also refused to debate this issue .
“I then challenged them that if they could not do the right thing by the people, then the EC officials should resign en-bloc immediately.”
Another signatory present, A Bakar Sulaiman, said the Prime Minister should respond positively to their urgent appeal to ensure Berish’s rally could proceed peacefully, governed by the “rule of law”, and no agencies should issue any threats or intimidation on the participants.
Five other signatories who were not present at the media conference were Ahmad Farouk Musa, Datin Marion D’Cruz, Kee Thuan Chye, Malik Imtiaz Sarwar and Prof Zaharom Nain
Malaysia Chronicle
Last modified on Friday, 27 April 2012 18:08


  • Comment Linkwizkidder2Friday, 27 April 2012 22:32 posted by wizkidder2
    At the end of the day, it does not matter where one gathers for the event. If the citizens are determined in taking the opportunity to fight for their democratic rights against the dictatorial and utterly corrupt BN government, anywhere other than that dictated by the BN government will do. I hope millions will turn up to prove that Malaysians are sick, very sick, and tired of the government of the day.
  • Comment LinkjusticeFriday, 27 April 2012 21:20 posted by justice
    March with pride malaysians in your heart! They may throw the tear gas and cannons at you but you will be able to tell your children and grand children that you walked with pride and dignity against a government that has lost all sense of truth, diginity, justice and good.

    Truth, dignity, justice, fairness, equality will always prevail in the end. Evil must not and cannot be allowed to infect the next generation. Every form of bribery and corruptiion must be wiped out, which has been sown by the dirty umno government!
  • Comment LinkabudanialFriday, 27 April 2012 20:21 posted by abudanial
    We march peacefully towards Dataran Merdeka

    We march together

    We march with pride


    It's The.End for Be.End

  • Comment Linkwake up toxic UMNOBNFriday, 27 April 2012 20:08 posted by wake up toxic UMNOBN
    This is the will of rakyat, nothing will stop rakyat from exercising their constitutional right, any attempt will vault it into a Malaysian Spring.

    UMNO-BN is in denial, they had lost the battle, they do not have the courage to go for a fair election, they hope to cheat their way to Putrajaya again, but rakyat had waken up will not allow this time.

    For those had not wake up in UMNO-BN please wake up, game over let rakyat wishes fulfill, rakyat are no longer gullible and ignorant as before, this Tsunami wave will shot higher if any attempt to build walls to stop it, it is not stoppable, it has to take its course.
  • Comment LinkKaalaikathiravanFriday, 27 April 2012 18:20 posted by Kaalaikathiravan
    Was Tengku Razaleigh therte ? As usual , he will not utter anything until the occasion is over . Once it is over , he will come out say the authourities should have allowed the peaceful protest .
    If he is realy honest , then he should come out and issue a statement immediately to the media , including the online media.

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