Memo handed without incident

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 blocked roads that were a nuisance to the public.

Yesterday, with fewer then 30 people outside the Prime Minister’s Office here, a memorandum addressed to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was delivered in a matter of 20 minutes, with minimum fuss.
In the note handed by its spokesperson Dr Dzulkifli Ahmad to Abdullah’s private secretary, Datuk Wan Farid Wan Ahmad, Bersih urged the prime minister to address alleged election irregularities ahead of the general election.
Bersih also repeated earlier calls against the extension of tenure of Election Commission chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman.
* See the photos here.