MEDIA STATEMENT (27 SEPTEMBER 2016): BERSIH 5 Convoy All Set for 1st October Launch

 

VERSI BM

The BERSIH 5 Convoy announced last two weeks, has been met with great enthusiasm and support from grassroots communities across the country. BERSIH 2.0 is now all set to launch its biggest simultaneous nationwide roadshow.
The BERSIH 5 Convoy will take place over seven weeks and converge towards Kuala Lumpur, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu for the rally on 19th November. The objective of the BERSIH 5 Convoy is to start a national conversation and raise awareness on BERSIH 5’s demands for institutional reforms and the severity of the 1MDB crisis.
The Convoy is estimated to cover 246 cities, towns, and villages across Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, and Sarawak.
The program for the first day of the Convoy has been set for six flag off points on 1 October 2016:

SOUTH
Starting Venue: MBJB, Johor Bahru
Launch: 9am    Flag Off: 10am
End Point: Kulai
NORTH
Starting Venue: Pasar Borong, Kangar
Launch: 9am    Flag Off: 10am
End Point: Alor Setar
WEST
Starting Venue: Lumut Jetty, Lumut
Launch: 9am    Flag Off: 10am
End Point: Teluk Intan
SARAWAK
Starting Venue:  Car Park, Brighton Road, Opposite Park City Everly Hotel, Miri
Launch: 9am    Flag Off: 10am
End Point: Bintulu
EAST
Starting Venue: Padang Bank, Kota Bharu
Launch: 9am    Flag Off: 10am
Activity: Bicycle Convoy around Kota Bharu
End Point: Kota Bharu
SABAH
Starting Venue: Bandar Letat, Sandakan
Launch: 9am    Flag Off: 10am
End Point: Semporna

Each area of the convoy is led by the BERSIH 2.0 Steering Committee regional representatives and the events and convoys are coordinated by local committees. The committees have been working tirelessly in recent weeks to ensure the convoys can bring the message of democratic reform to the rakyat safely and peacefully.
All the coordinators have complied with the provisions under the Peaceful Assembly Act to provide ten days notice for the flag off and end points. Each committee has also organised their own security, medical and legal assistance for the convoy participants.
BERSIH 2.0 believes the hard work of these patriotic individuals are an inspiration to Malaysians across the country to stand up against abuse of power and corruption.  Come 1st October, the rakyat will stand behind these Malaysians and lend their support to the wave of yellow sweeping the country.
Further information of the convoy for the upcoming weeks will be periodically posted on www.bersih.org/konvoi. Citizens who are interested to take part in the convoy can visit that page to find out the routes and time.
Those that are unable to join the convoy are encouraged to wear their yellow BERSIH 5 T-shirts every Saturday to show their support.
Issued by:-
The BERSIH 2.0 Steering Committee