Day: August 21, 2008

French reporter submits memo condemning attack

21 Aug 2008 S Pathmawathy and Ashley Boncimino (Malaysiakini) French photojournalist Halim Berbar, assaulted on Aug 16 while covering nomination day for the Permatang Pauh by-election, said that he is not interested in blaming anyone for the incident but condemns violence against all press members.

Bersih wants improvements in postal voting

S Pathmawathy | Aug 21, 08 (Malaysiakini) The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) today suggested that all military and police officials be listed as ordinary voters and only those on duty on polling day be allowed to vote via post.

Five hungry ghosts in Permatang Pauh

Bridget Welsh | Aug 21, 08 (Malaysiakini) People are gathering in the heartland of the Penang mainland as the gates open for the pivotal fight for Anwar Ibrahim’s political comeback.

Get SELAK at Central Market, 30-31 Aug

SELAK: BERSIH’s Journey Towards Clean and Fair Elections can be bought at the following event: ART FOR GRABS + INVENTING MALAYSIA + SEKSUALITI MERDEKA + CAFE MERDEKA Date: 30-31 Aug 2008 Venue: Annexe Gallery, Central Market, Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia: The Musical Chair of Malay Politics

22 Aug 2008 Princess Diana once said “three’s a crowd”. This is truism not only for the dwellers of Kensington Palace, but also for Malay politics in Malaysia.

Postal voting facilitates manipulation

Press Statement 21 August 2008 Postal voting facilitates manipulation: The police and military should vote in the same manner as other citizens The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH) disagrees with the government’s insistence to keep postal voting for the police and military voters.

Bersih: Change postal voting system, not abolish it

By Shannon Teoh (Malaysian Insider) KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 — The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) clarified today that it sought changes to the postal voting system, not a complete abolition.

Attempts at Electoral Fraud

Press Release from Dato’ Salehuddin Hashim, Secretary-General of Parti Keadilan Rakyat on 21 Aug 2008: Electoral fraud has been a serious impediment to democracy in Malaysia for many years. The evidence of electoral fraud has been widely documented and reported in the media in the