Lim Kit Siang

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Lim Kit Siang

Bersih 3.0: BN accountable for police brutality

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 03:02 AM PDT

— Tommy Thomas The Malaysian Insider Apr 30, 2012 APRIL 30 — When a government uses the police to tear gas, fire water cannons and physically intimidate large numbers of its people, it loses its moral legitimacy to continue governing. A repressive government does not deserve to rule. Barisan National's brutal handling of Bersih 3.0's [...]

The inconvenience of standing up to be counted

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 02:50 AM PDT

by Farah Fahmy The Malaysian Insider Apr 29, 2012 APRIL 29 — I read the news with a feeling of déjà vu. Here we are, in April 2012, yet the news feels very much like it was July 2011. Another Bersih demonstration ends in chaos. Tear gas. Water cannons. Allegations of police brutality. Allegations of [...]

Yes, Prime Minister, we need answers!

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 02:41 AM PDT

by Dr Hsu Dar Ren The Malaysian Insider Apr 30, 2012 APRIL 30 — Two days after Bersih 3.0, and after viewing many videos and photos on the Internet, I would like to pose a few questions to the authorities, specifically the prime minister, who missed a golden chance to walk his talk (and claim [...]

I fear for my country

Posted: 29 Apr 2012 11:15 PM PDT

— Michelle Chan ( The Malaysian Insider Apr 30, 2012 APRIL 30 — I was having tea yesterday with a few others who were at the first Bersih press conference post-Bersih 3.0. Everyone was sharing personal accounts of their day. Amongst us were those who were severely assaulted and detained up till the dawn of [...]

When will we stop being a police state?

Posted: 29 Apr 2012 10:54 PM PDT

— Rama Ramanathan The Malaysian Insider Apr 30, 2012 APRIL 30 — It's 3am on Monday morning. It's nearly 48 hours since I woke up on Saturday to get ready to join the Bersih sitdown in Kuala Lumpur. It's time to write some thoughts about that day which my mind refuses to categorise in simple [...]

Najib the biggest loser from Bersih 3.0

Posted: 29 Apr 2012 10:05 PM PDT

by Koon Yew Yin CPI The Bersih 3.0 rally at Dataran Merdeka has thankfully passed without any major outbreaks of violence but there are recorded scenes which show how it could have so easily gone the other way. A report by Aljazeera showed bloodied demonstrators and the unwarranted use of teargas and water cannons on [...]

The seed of hope

Posted: 29 Apr 2012 07:18 PM PDT

Jun Watanabe April 29, 2012 I was at the head of the sit-in protest on Leboh Pasar Besar when the police started mobilizing the armored tanker-trucks to the front of the police line and without warning started spraying chemically laced water onto us. From later accounts after I got home it seemed that some protestors [...]

A general over a hesitant army

Posted: 29 Apr 2012 06:48 PM PDT

— Ooi Kee Beng The Malaysian Insider Apr 30, 2012 APRIL 30 — And so the third Bersih rally has taken place. It cannot be understood in isolation from the political dynamics of the last few years. The demonstration itself went well, with tens of thousands of Malaysians taking to the streets, many dressed in [...]

Let’s Tell the Main Story of Bersih 3.0

Posted: 29 Apr 2012 06:34 PM PDT

By Kee Thuan Chye Malaysian Digest 29 April 2012 A FEW hooligans spoiled a successful rally for an important cause. The resulting violence became the fodder of mainstream media spin. It diverted attention from the main story of the day, i.e. that many, many people turned up for Bersih 3.0 in Kuala Lumpur , togged [...]

Bersih 428: A personal perspective

Posted: 29 Apr 2012 08:12 AM PDT

— Dr. Goh Chee Leong The Malaysian Insider Apr 29, 2012 APRIL 29 — I am proud to say that I was at Bersih 3.0 in Kuala Lumpur yesterday, along with my wife and other family members. In the face of the media blitz from the Barisan Nasional press and blogs, I feel that as [...]

My Bersih 3.0 experience: Behind the barbed-wire barricades

Posted: 29 Apr 2012 07:50 AM PDT

— Marina Mahathir The Malaysian Insider Apr 29, 2012 APRIL 29 — It was the barbed wire that did it for me. Up til Friday afternoon I was still unsure about going. My hubby thought I'd already made my point last year. I was annoyed with continually being asked whether I was going or not, [...]

Was it worth it?

Posted: 29 Apr 2012 07:34 AM PDT

— Tan Zhong Yan The Malaysian Insider Apr 29, 2012 APRIL 29 — I was there together with my dad and his friends. We entered Kuala Lumpur the night before the historical day and stayed in a hotel somewhere in Pudu as we were afraid we might not be able to get in into Kuala [...]

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