The Coalition of Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH 2.0) calls on the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) to stop the intimidation and pressure on youth activists who gathered at the Himpunan Tuntut Undi 18 on 27 March 2021. The PDRM must respect the people’s freedom to express their demands, more so for the demand that the government respect the decision of the Parliament on the implementation of Undi 18.

11 rally participants were called by PDRM for investigation under Section 9 (5) of the Peaceful Assembly Act and the Regulation 11 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within Infected Local Areas) (Conditional MCO) (No. 4) Regulations 2021.

BERSIH 2.0 reminds the authorities, especially the PDRM, not to abuse this act for political interests of certain parties and to respect Article 10 of the Federal Constitution which guarantees the people the freedom of speech and peaceful assembly.

Such acts of intimidation are a waste of police time and resources, that are better channelled towards fighting crimes that are more dangerous to the safety of the people and the country.

Released by,
The Steering Committee of BERSIH 2.0