BERSIH 2.0’s response to statements made by the police

Press Statement: 15 June 2011
BERSIH 2.0’s response to statements made by the police

In response to the announcement by the police that they will not issue a permit to BERSIH 2.0 for the Perhimpunan BERSIH 2.0, the Steering Committee wishes to state that it is nevertheless our intention to work with the police in relation the rally on the 9th of July 2011.
BERSIH 2.0 believes that with cooperation from all parties including the authorities, the rally can proceed quickly and without disturbance as proven during the Walk And Rawk for Change in conjunction with International Women’s Day in March and the Stop Lynas Solidarity Walk on 20 May 2011.
With respect to the many police reports filed against Perhimpunan BERSIH 2.0, we wish to assure the public that this rally is intended to be a peaceful, responsible gathering and we will be taking all the necessary steps to ensure that it proceeds in this manner.
BERSIH 2.0 calls upon the government to respect the people’s constitutional right to peaceful assembly and to do its part to facilitate the same.
Yours sincerely,
Steering Committee
Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH 2.0)
The Steering Committee of BERSIH 2.0 comprises:
Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan (Chairperson), Andrew Khoo, Arumugam K., Dr Farouk Musa, Haris Ibrahim, Liau Kok Fah, Maria Chin Abdullah, Richard Y W Yeoh, Dr Toh Kin Woon, Dr Wong Chin Huat, Datuk Yeo Yang Poh, Zaid Kamaruddin, Dr Subramaniam Pillay and Arul Prakkash.