What is the BERSIH 5 convoy?


On 1 October 2016, BERSIH2.0 launched the BERSIH Convoy which will run for 7 weeks in the run up to rally on 19 November 2016, simultaneously taking place in 6 regions. They are as follows:
1. Northern Peninsular
2. Southern Peninsular
3. East Coast
4. West Coast
5. Sabah
6. Sarawak
The objective of the BERSIH convoy is to raise awareness about BERSIH5’s demands for institutional reforms and the severity of the 1MDB crisis. As Malaysians, we must stand up and reach out to start a nationwide conversation on these issues because our collective future is in danger.
The BERSIH Convoy will take seven weeks to complete before converging in Kuala Lumpur. BERSIH Torches will be passed from town to town, and from village to village in a relay format. Various activities will be carried out including leafleting, ceramahs, and initiating conversations with citizens.
The BERSIH Convoy is estimated to cover 246 cities, towns, and villages across Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, and Sarawak. The BERSIH Convoy will ultimately culminate towards the one-day BERSIH5 rally on 19 November 2016 in Kuala Lumpur. Specific details of this rally will be announced in due course.
BERSIH’s tagline “Satukan Tenaga – Malaysia Baru” also marks the 10th anniversary of BERSIH’s formation as a peoples’ movement. We have come a long way but our work is not yet done. We understand the frustration of Malaysians who have passionately worked for change for many years. But we must not give up and we must continue the struggle for reform, justice, and human rights.
We urge all Malaysians to stand united – SATUKAN TENAGA – and participate in the BERSIH Convoy and BERSIH5 Rally for a reformed and new Malaysia – MALAYSIA BARU.