Latest posts by Jerrenn Lam from July, 2011
It was organized to push merely for electoral reforms but Malaysia's huge Bersih rally last weekend which was violently dispersed by the police has grown into a political movement that threatens the image and stability of the government. Bersih is now called by many people as the name of Malaysia's revolution
More people have now been arrested in Malaysia for supporting the Bersih 2.0 rally that is planned to happen on the 9 July, 2011. Some were arrested merely for wearing Bersih T-shirts. The Bersih rally, which has been declared illegal by the government, is organized to demand transparent and clean elections.
The monumental 2007 Bersih rally in Malaysia is going to have a sequel. A Bersih 2.0 democracy walk on July 9 has been organized where supporters of the cause for a clean and fair elections will march through Kuala Lumpur before handing a memorandum to the King. But the government has already declared it illegal.