Day: November 17, 2007

Businesses tell Bersih to keep protest indoors

NST – 18 November, 2007 KUALA LUMPUR: After suffering losses in “many millions” of ringgit following last Saturday’s illegal demonstration, 80 non-governmental organisations have called on the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) to keep their agitation indoors. These NGOs represent businesses and petty

Launch of 'yellow day' marred by police harassment

Fauwaz Abdul Aziz Nov 17, 07 Today’s launch of polls watchdog coalition Bersih’s ‘yellow day’ was marred by what one Bersih leader described as police harassment in order to disrupt their campaign for clean and free elections.

Bersih never claimed King gave consent

Malaysiakini Nov 17, 07 The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) denied that they were involved in circulating claims that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abdidin had approved of a mass rally last Saturday.

Bar Council observer blasts 'police state'

Chua Sue-Ann Nov 17, 07 The police are no longer there to protect you.” That was the terse response of lawyer Wee Choo Keong to the testimony of pisang goreng seller Aleyasak Hamid Ali Hassan.

EC chief, how close are you to the PM?

Malaysiakini Nov 17, 07 Election Commission (EC) chairperson Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman has indicated he enjoys such privileged access to the premier that he knows when the next general election will be held.

Minister Chua refutes Rashid’s claims

Malaysiakini Nov 17, 07 Health Minister Dr Chua Soi Lek has reportedly called Election Commission’s chief Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman ‘a liar’ for claiming to know the date of the next general election.

Action taken to protect the people’s safety, says Najib

The Star – Saturday, November 17, 2007 KUALA LUMPUR: The Government acted within the law of the land to protect the people’s safety, during last Saturday’s illegal gathering, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

King displeased over claims that he backed illegal rally

The Star Saturday November 17, 2007 KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin has expressed displeasure over claims that he and the Palace approved and supported Saturday’s illegal rally in the city.

BBERSIH’s response to the statement issued by the Palace

Press Release 17 November 2007 BERSIH wishes to put in on record that we have never said at any time that the memorandum handed over to Yang DiPertuan Agong on 10 November was handed over with his Majesty’s tacit or express approval. The Rakyat of