BERSIH in 2014:
picking up the pieces of GE13
& the race to face redelineation
THE YEAR AFTER the highly charged 13th General Election (GE13) remained a busy one for BERSIH 2.0.
PEMANTAU & People’s Tribunal
First, the report of PEMANTAU was published. The monumental civil society initiative to monitor GE13—by BERSIH 2.0, Malaysians for Free and Fair Elections (MAFREL) and Pusat Komunikasi Masyarakat (KOMAS)—documented electoral violations during the campaign period right up to polling day with the help of more than 2,000 citizen monitors across the country.
Also in connection with GE13, the historic People’s Tribunal on GE13, which convened over five days in September last year, met again in Subang Jaya, Selangor on 25 March to deliver its verdict. The Tribunal found many faults not only with the elections but also within the system itself. Its report, available in Malay and English, was released at a forum in Petaling Jaya, Selangor on 5 November.
These reports, the soft copy of which is available from our website, have been distributed to parliamentary representatives and the relevant government authorities, academic institutions, major public libraries, NGOs as well as volunteers at our events. Besides functioning as an invaluable record of GE13, they serve as a foundational resource for