Submission of Govt vs BERSIH 2.0 lawsuit on 8 Jan (Thu)


WHO: former co-chairpersons Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan & Datuk Abdul Samad b. Mohd Said (Pak Samad), former steering committee members Dr Ahmad Farouk Musa, Ahmad Syukri b Razab, Arul Prakkash, K. Arumugam, Hishamuddin b. Md Rais, Andrew Khoo, Liau Kok Fah, S.P. Subramaniam, Dato’ Dr Toh Kin Woon, Dr Wong Chin Huat, Dato’ Yeo Yang Poh and Zaid bin Kamarudin, and current chair Maria Chin Abdullah.


WHEN: 8 Jan 2015 (Thursday); 9.30am.


WHERE: NCVC1, 3rd Floor (left wing), KL Courts Complex, Jalan Duta, KL.


WHAT: The Government of Malaysia is suing the previous BERSIH 2.0 Steering Committee for damages to government property sustained during the Bersih Duduk Bantah (aka Bersih 3) rally on 28 April 2012.


The statement of claims lists 15 vehicles, mostly belonging to the police, that had to be repaired at a cost of RM122,000.


The government also wants compensation for general damages, with interest, as well as a declaration that Bersih 2.0 breached Section 6(2)(g) of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012, which states that organisers must “ensure that the assembly will not endanger health or cause damage to property or the environment.”


The trial started on 6 January 2014.

Issued By:

Bersih 2.0 Secretariat