Day: November 12, 2007

Next stop, the sultans

Fauwaz Abdul Aziz (malaysiakini) Nov 12, 07    Undeterred by the prime minister’s dismay that polls watchdog Bersih had ‘dragged’ the king into the issue of electoral reform, the organisation’s leaders are now considering petitioning all nine Malay sultans to support their cause.

Rally: Bar Council raps poor police conduct

Malaysiakini Nov 12, 07 6:40pm      The alleged misconduct and excessive use of force by the police during the mammoth rally held over the weekend in Kuala Lumpur have been documented by the Bar Council monitoring team.

Pak Lah defends police clampdown on protest

Malaysiakini Nov 12, 07 Prime Minister has defended the use of tear gas and water cannon to break up a mass weekend protest for electoral reform, the biggest seen here in a decade, a report said today.

Thank you very much / Ribuan terima kasih

The BERSIH Steering Committee would like to thank all those who made the People’s Gathering a huge success, especially the endorsing organisations, the security personnel Unit Amal (who did a wonderful job), the Srikandi group, the Technical Team (who made sure we got to the

Suhakam: Police did not resort to violence (NST)

NST – 2007/11/12 By Syed Umar Ariff KOTA BARU: Police contained the illegal demonstration in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday professionally and managed to avoid any untoward incident, Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) commissioner Datuk N. Siva Subramaniam said yesterday.

18 kids among those detained at illegal rally (NST)

NST – 12 November 2007 KUALA LUMPUR: Police were appalled at the presence of children at Saturday’s rally. Describing it as a totally irresponsible act on the part of parents, Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Zulhasnan Najib Baharudin said the children were exposed to danger.

Pas: Further action if demands not met (NST)

NST – 12 Nov 2007 KUALA LUMPUR: Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said yesterday the party would “proceed with appropriate action” if its demand for changes to the electoral system was not met.

PM: Rally a move to draw monarchy into politics

NST – 12 November 2007 By Joniston Bangkuai, David Yeow and Roy Goh PENAMPANG: The opposition-led illegal rally to deliver an election reform petition to the palace on Saturday was an attempt to force the Yang di-Pertuan Agong into taking sides, the prime minister said.

Police free all 245 after recording their statements

The Sun By Charles Ramendran and Pauline Puah PETALING JAYA (Nov 12, 2007): Kuala Lumpur police chief DCP Datuk Zul Hasnan Najib Baharuddin said police have released all the 245 people arrested at the Bersih rally on Saturday after recording their statements, and that