Lim Kit Siang

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Lim Kit Siang

Bersih 3.0: Public order and preservation

Posted: 02 May 2012 04:27 AM PDT

— Maj (Rtd) Lee Kong Kok The Malaysian Insider May 02, 2012 MAY 2 — I was prompted to write this article after being on the ground and reading the many reports of how a carnival-like rally turned so ugly. I'm a retired Army officer having served 27 years. A day before Bersih 3.0, I [...]

When 70 & 80 year old people march…

Posted: 02 May 2012 03:30 AM PDT

(A personal account of husband and wife in their 70′s and 80′s participating in Bersih 3.0 and were tear gassed by the police) Good, Bad and Ugly of Bersih 3 Tired, sleepy and aching all over, but have to write this down to get it out of the mind and system before I can sleep. [...]

A Bersih story

Posted: 02 May 2012 02:36 AM PDT

By Harris Nasril The Malaysian Insider May 01, 2012 MAY 1 — Where shall I start? From the beginning? The ending? The conclusion? Everyone has their side of the story and mine is just a piece of a jigsaw puzzle. Maybe in the end, the jigsaw puzzle will be solved by somebody. Clean and neat. [...]

Seeing red after the smoke clears

Posted: 02 May 2012 02:20 AM PDT

By Sheila Santharamohana The Malaysian Insider May 01, 2012 MAY 1 — Last year at Bersih 2.0, I walked with friends for free and fair elections. This year, truthfully, I walked because I had had enough. The perpetual litany of lies, scandals and deceit by the present government which had become more conniving, arrogant and [...]

‘Police became brutal after hearing rumours’

Posted: 02 May 2012 12:52 AM PDT

By Koh Jun Lin | May 2, 2012 Malaysiakini The police brutally beat up Bersih 3.0 rally protesters last Saturday after hearing rumours that one of their colleagues had been killed by the rally participants. “The policeman beat me endlessly and said, 'Oh, so you are the gangsters… because of you one of my friends [...]

Taking sides

Posted: 02 May 2012 12:51 AM PDT

By Clarice CP The Malaysian Insider May 02, 2012 KUALA LUMPUR, May 2 — I have a confession to make. I wasn’t sure whether I should attend Bersih 3.0 Rally until the day itself. My stand for a clean election has never changed but I kept changing my mind over attending the rally itself due [...]

Police car crash victim speaks out

Posted: 02 May 2012 12:44 AM PDT

By Kow Gah Chie | May 2, 2012 Malaysiakini Coming out to admit that he is one of the four Bersih 3.0 rally protesters a police car crashed into outside the Sogo shopping complex on Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman last Saturday, Su Kuang Hong said he was doing so to clear the air on the [...]

Jangan lawan polis!

Posted: 02 May 2012 12:22 AM PDT

By Eddie Tuen The Malaysian Insider May 02, 2012 KUALA LUMPUR, May 2 —”Jangan Lawan Polis!” I screamed out at the crowd as a Chinese polis officer flanked by two outriders rode down Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman in front of Sogo. The time was close to 3:45pm. Moments before, I had watched in dismay as [...]

My experience of 428, trapped by the FRU

Posted: 02 May 2012 12:11 AM PDT

By Sean Chin The Malaysian Insider May 02, 2012 KUALA LUMPUR, May 2 — Two friends and I arrived at Masjid Jamek around 11am on April 28. We, like hundreds of others already there, were there for the BERSIH 3.0 gathering scheduled at 2pm around Dataran Merdeka. The atmosphere at the time was relaxed, lively [...]

Police rampage at Bersih 3.0 with excessive and indiscriminate use of police force would not have happened if Dzaiddin Police RC Report on world-class police service had been fully accepted and internalized in past seven years

Posted: 01 May 2012 08:46 PM PDT

"428" will go down in Malaysian history as one of the national milestones in the long and arduous struggle of Malaysians to reclaim their democratic, constitutional and human rights promised them when the country achieved Merdeka 54 years ago. The other recent landmarks of this struggle are: Firstly, Bersih rally on November 10, 2007 ("1011") [...]

Putrajaya moves to soothe journalists

Posted: 01 May 2012 01:55 PM PDT

Malaysiakini May 1, 2012 Putrajaya has moved to soothe relations with news organisations following the aftermath of the Bersih 3.0 rally, where the police were accused of injuring at least a dozen journalists. It is learned that Minister in the Prime Minister Department, Koh Tsu Koon, got the ball rolling during a meeting with editors [...]

Analysing Bersih 3.0

Posted: 01 May 2012 01:22 PM PDT

— Malaysian in the US The Malaysian Insider May 01, 2012 MAY 1 — Bersih 3.0 has come and gone. The protests outside KL were peaceful — 11 other cities in Malaysia, 85 cities in 33 countries outside Malaysia, including hikers up Mount Everest and divers off Acheh. Numbers ranged from a handful of Malaysians [...]

Many people failed Malaysia on Saturday

Posted: 01 May 2012 01:09 PM PDT

— A Malaysian The Malaysian Insider May 01, 2012 MAY 1 — Tan Sri Ahmad Fuad Ismail, the Datuk Bandar of Kuala Lumpur, failed us when he forgot that he was a public servant and instead, became a servant of the ruling party of the day. Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein failed us when, even after [...]

My father’s Bersih 3.0 story

Posted: 01 May 2012 12:32 PM PDT

— Proud daughter The Malaysian Insider May 01, 2012 MAY 1 —I know there have been so many personal accounts of experiences from people present at the recent BERSIH 3.0 rally on 28 April. I’ve read many of them. But this could probably be the only account you read from someone who didn’t go, but [...]

They Were All Yellow – My Bersih 3.0 Story (daughter of retired FRU officer)

Posted: 01 May 2012 02:25 PM PDT

blog -Welcome to my complicated world Monday, April 30, 2012 "For you I’ll bleed myself dry" – Yellow by Coldplay Morning of 428. That was the song that was stuck in my head as I got ready to attend Bersih 3.0 rally. I put on my yellow t-shirt and sang "oh yeah, they were all [...]

Bar Council: Police brutality worsens in Bersih 3.0

Posted: 01 May 2012 12:04 PM PDT

Nigel Aw | May 1, 2012 Malaysiakini The Malaysian Bar Council in its interim report today said police brutality against protesters during Bersih 3.0 last Saturday had worsened despite several police shortcomings that were highlighted during the last Bersih rally. "Of all the problems that were highlighted last year, as far as the use of [...]

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