Day: November 13, 2007

IGP’s Statement Misleading to Undermine People’s Power

Monday, 12 November 2007 Suaram regrets the misleading statement by the Inspector General of Police, Musa Hassan that the BERSIH rally was attended by only 4,000 people but the police arrested 245 people. The IGP no doubt needs an eye-checkup.

No ABCs of protest reporting

Chua Sue-Ann | Nov 13, 07 ON the ground, amidst the rain and thousands of protesters, you’re living in momentary frames. You wait for the next move, wait for something to happen. All your senses are on high alert. The air is unbearably thick with

Kit Siang: Zam 'minister of misinformation'

Yoges Palaniappan (Mkini) Nov 13, 07 Minister of Misinformation – this was the new title conferred upon Information Minister Zainuddin Maidin by Opposition leader Lim Kit Siang in the Dewan Rakyat today.

PAS: PM insulted Malay rulers

Malaysiakini Nov 13, 07 Opposition party PAS today slammed Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi for accusing polls watchdog Bersih of attempting to politicise the monarchy by holding a massive rally and submitting a memorandum to the king demanding electoral reform.

Bersih-inspired protests held in other countries

Chua Sue-Ann Nov 13, 07 The weekend rally in Kuala Lumpur brought some 40,000 Malaysians together to press for electoral reforms. On the same day, similar protests, drawing smaller groups of people, were held in London, Seoul, Manila, Jakarta, Bangkok and Delhi. The protests were

The Bersih march: A brilliant success

Malaysiakini  Din Merican Nov 12, 07 At 4pm on Nov 10, thousands of Malaysians converged at Istana Negara to express their concerns over the conduct of elections in Malaysia to our beloved king.

The yellow wave and its durian effect

Azly Rahman (Mkini) Nov 12, 07 “Bersih, Cekap, Amanah” – old political slogan “Cemerlang, Gemilang, Terbilang” – new political slogan “B.e.r.s.i.h” – slogan to get from the new slogan to the old.

Rally: Bar Council raps poor police conduct

Press Statement BERSIH Gathering: Police blockades and use of force unnecessary Contributed by Ambiga Sreenevasan Monday, 12 November 2007 The Bar Council sent a team of 40 lawyers to monitor the BERSIH gathering on 10 November 2007.

Protesters, Police Clash in Kuala Lumpur

Monday, Nov. 12, 2007 By Baradan Kuppusamy / Kuala Lumpur,8599,1682868,00.html Her eyes reddened by tear gas and her clothes soaking wet from a heavy downpour, Hamidah Ibrahim, a 23-year-old undergraduate from the northern city of Ipoh, huddled against a shop wall in Tun Perak

Violent crackdown against peaceful protest

*International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)* Paris, 12th November 2007 – The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) expresses its deep concern regarding the repression of a peaceful rally that took place in Kuala Lumpur on November 10th, 2007.