Day: December 19, 2007

Activists rally for right to protest

Malaysiakini Fauwaz Abdul Aziz and Khairil Zhafri | Dec 19, 07 11:35am More than 250 political and social activists demonstrated this morning outside the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) headquarters in Kuala Lumpur against the government’s recent clampdown on street protests.

BERSIH's rebuttal in AWSJ

From Asian Wall Street Journal: Two Views on Malaysia’s Street Protests December 19, 2007 The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) would like to respond to Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s recent op-ed (“Malaysia’s Democracy is Strong,” Dec. 7), in which the Prime Minister alleges that

Memo handed without incident

NST 19 December, 2007 PUTRAJAYA: The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) has made another call for reform of the electoral system. However, this time, there was neither water cannon nor tear gas on standby to disperse an illegal mass rally, nor were there

Video: Here's another M'sian 'record'

18 December 2007 Malaysia could well enter some obscure record book for rushing through constitutional amendments, the latest of which was on Dec 11 to extend the tenure of the Election Commission (EC) head by a year to the age limit of 66.

Photos: BERSIH hands over protest note to PM's Office

Here are some photos from the morning of 18 December 2007 at Putrajaya, where BERSIH handed over a protest note to the PM’s Office over the ‘bulldozed’ approval of the Constitutional Amendment Bill, meant to extend the retirement age of Election Commission officers from 65

Live bullet inquiry cancellation flawed

Malaysiakini Khairil Zhafri | Dec 18, 07 3:10pm Elections reform group Bersih criticised Suhakam’s decision to call off its open inquiry into the use of live bullets during the riot in Batu Burok, Kuala Terengganu.