Bersih 2.0: The clamour for fair elections

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Here’s something on I wrote for Asia Times about the Bersih event on 9 July – just before the sms death threats surfaced.

More and more people are demanding clean and fair elections. Why not just give them what they want? Unless the BN is not confident of the real level of public support for the ruling coalition …

Full article on Asia Times Online website.

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Gopal Raj Kumar

Where and when did an unfair and unclean election take place. Where is the proof (as opposed to inadmissable evidence through gossip coloumns and hearsay). http://www.takemon.wordpress.com we invite our readers to comment and to supply the proofs that any civilized and civil society would require that apart from suggesting alone could stand up in an open court as evidence that the government or electoral authorities have conducted elections unfairly and corruptly in breach of the electoral laws. Ambiga Sreenivasan’s word alone will not do on this count. Lets not chase after another Raja Petra Kamaruddin mirage now shall we? We… Read more »

DR AMIR

DEAR SIR, IF YOU WANT A FAIR AND SQUARE ELECTION FOR GE13, AN INTERNATIONAL WATCHDOG ORGANISATION MUST BE APPOINTED TO FORESEE OUR ELECTION RUNNING. FOR SURE BN WILL REJECT IT, WITH ALL SORTS OF NONSENSICAL ANSWERS. THE INK USAGE IS THE BEST, THIS TOO WILL BE REJECTED. IT IS NOT ABOUT ELECTION, IT IS ABOUT LOOSING THE ELECTION THAT WORRIES UMNO NOT BN COMPONENT PARTIES. TOO MUCH AT STAKE AND ALL POINTING TO ‘SG. BULUH’ THE BLACK HOLE OF MALAYSIA…. MALAYSIA IS A GONE CASE COUNTRY. THE COFFERS ARE DRY, THE GLCs ARE DRAINED AND THE FUNDS MISUSED. GST OR… Read more »

George Kursinki

Even though it’s none of our business, many of us expats are joining this rally since it’s for clean,fair election,so why not unless you don’t want one.To those who oppose the idea for clean-fair practice, be ashamed of yourselves as YOU are really the traitors of your own country.BTW, we can’t wait to tell to their faces those your “national warriors” in PERKASA what idiots and hypocrites they are on 9July.You ain’t gonna scare us nothing,Mr Fatso.Check us out!

Motor Fan

Anil
Any update whther the so-calld RM4 billion fresh investment of Motorola is true or not ?
Even though I am working for Motorola in Penang we also get confused.
Looks like Koh may be fooling Penangites ?
Pls enlighten us.

Richie Hee

We all know KTK is fooling us all these while.

I regret that my working life coincided with his administration period – nothing that help us to propser with high wages.

At least now I have retired, LGE is taking care of old folks like me.
Truly appreciate the RM100 hadout to help me defray the cost of barang naik.

Maharaja Lawak

Anil,
don’t be worried should there be threat to you like presenting you with a black cake. Itu semua main-main punya dan jangan takut sebab bila hati bersih semuanya betul betul jernih dari pandangan Tuhan.

semuanya OK kot

Which reminds me: what happened to the “serious” case of corruption MACC etc. was investigating, of Nik Aziz receiving or accepting (of all things) a cake? MACC, update please.

Gerakan K

Anil statement:
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More and more people are demanding clean and fair elections. Why not just give them what they want?
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Hello, you ada follow news kah ??? EC already said, they are willing to discuss with any party including Bersih but why Bersih still continue its planned illegal assembly ???

Andrew I

Reading isn’t the problem…

khairul

hello, gerakan k, you yang takde follow news..why now..? why not before BERSIH 2 was launched…c’mon la, dont depend too much on the government controlled media…

wandererAUS

Fear is for the weaklings but … one needs to be patient and (act) when it counts!!!
We no longer clamour for fair elections, we demand for fair elections…this is our constitutional rights. If this evil racist regime were to use force to suppress the electorate, let none of them escape the cage when a new govt takes over. Malaysians, do your fair share…let us act as ONE! Remember the famous words of JF Kennedy, “Let’s not wait what the nation do for you but, what you can do for the nation”

rilakkuma

after 50 plus years of ruling, barang naik folks are now more narrow-minded for fear of losing grib of nation’s wealth; and hence on all-out methods to stop Bersih from exposing their ill-gotten fame and fortunes should there be a takeover in country affairs down the road.