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Bersih 2.0 has agreed to hold its rally in a stadium after an audience with the Agong.

This seeming compromise gives the government a headache.

People are waiting to hear which stadium… Merdeka Stadium? Bukit Jalil? … and they will watching to see if the cops will assist people to get to the atadium or hinder them.

And now that Bersih has been “recognised” as an NGO coalition campaigning for clean and fair elections – what about the Home Minister’s declaration that Bersih is an “illegal” organisation?

And how are the authorities going to react to yellow ‘Bersih’ T-shirts in the light of the latest development?

Now that the PM has conceded to the use of a stadium … it logically must mean that the event is now deemed to be legitimate.

Logically too, that means all those detained in recent days for Bersih-related activities must be immediately and unconditionally released and all charges dropped.

And how will the government and the Election Commission respond to those eight Bersih demands?

Towards clean and fair elections!

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tunglang
tunglang
7 Jul 2011 11.15am

PM Promises broken. King’s (apparent) approval to use stadium is ignored without giving the King due respect. Now who is ‘bigger’ in this country?
We are yet treated like fools by the grandmaster of all Kotor tricks!

charleskiwi
charleskiwi
6 Jul 2011 6.02pm

I will tell you what is going to happen in the next couple of days.
Bersih will never be able to hire a stadium, never ever it has just now confirmed that the authority management the Merdeka stadium will not accept their booking so will all the other stadiums around Kuala Lumpur.
So the rally will never happen !

Yang
Yang
6 Jul 2011 5.23pm

…No stadium so just walk the street. Bersih 2 respect the King decision but UMNO and the bluff 1M PM won`t (doesn’r seem) to even respect the King decision to compromise.

najib manaukau
najib manaukau
6 Jul 2011 1.12pm

As usual Najib did not specific which stadium he was offering just the same trick he used when he said all top students regardless of their race will be given scholarships without specifying which university the non Malay scholars will get to send to. He did not lie did he ? By now we should no longer be taking his words for granted … … like when he swore in the mosque that he did not know who the mongolian woman was.. … One more thing why were the two police officers indicted in court for killing her had the… Read more »

KM
KM
6 Jul 2011 10.14am

BERSIH do it concurrently NATION wide at selected stadium via video conferencing.

wandererAUS
wandererAUS
6 Jul 2011 8.16am

Stadiums or on the streets, what does it matter…as long as the message, the 8 points reform demanded, got through to the tainted EC and to the satisfaction of the electorate. Let us achieve our objective with calm and dignity…unlike the Kotor camp, comprised of samsengs … who are uncultured and true enemies of the land…yet, they have the cheek to called themselves Patriot!

Anil, you have not given me an answer whether “Patrriot” is a BM word or borrowed.

SETIA
SETIA
6 Jul 2011 7.15am

Daulat Tuanku ! Our wise King has shown how idiotic Home Minister is to simply declare BERSIH illegal …..thats purely blatant abuse of power to just declare an honourable organisation such as BERSIH an illegal entity -just because BERSIH & Ambiga is a Threat to Umno/Bn. We must all come in huge numbers -fill and overflow the stadium to show your support for a very URGENT & IMPORTANT CAUSE….FREE & FAIR ELECTIONS ! We must put a STOP to cheating of postal votes & Phatom Hantu Voters ! We have seen how highhanded and bias Polis has been esp with… Read more »

Charlie Oscar
Charlie Oscar
6 Jul 2011 2.12am

Anil,
You Are WRONG to say that “Now that the PM has conceded to the use of a stadium”!!!
Least you forget, Stadium RALLY had been Done by PR Before after 308 With MINOR Problems!!!

Thank You Very Much to the Pembangkang Rakyat (PR) for Accepting To RALLY in the Stadium!!!
As long as the Rally is Off the Streets, The RAKYAT would be Very Grateful to PR!!!
Once again TERIMA KASIH!!!

Andrew I
Andrew I
6 Jul 2011 12.47pm
Reply to  Charlie Oscar

And thanks to Barang Naik (BN) for finally seeing the light.

wandererAUS
wandererAUS
5 Jul 2011 10.51pm

Bersih 2.0..don’t be too trustful…it could be a trap! I got a strong feeling, the alternative arrangement stinks!!!
…PR leaders stay away……

Assamjawa
Assamjawa
6 Jul 2011 1.53am
Reply to  wandererAUS

The King says go and have it at the stadium, but the Police chief says, wait apply for permit first. Now who is bigger, King or Police chief?

Yusri
Yusri
7 Jul 2011 11.36am
Reply to  Assamjawa

Polis is cleary disobeying the King.

Ong Eu Soon
5 Jul 2011 10.37pm

Najib just like the rest afraid of the Jasmine revolution. Remember to bring a flower, Jasmine or Bunga Raya or anything you like.

Sherkawi
Sherkawi
8 Jul 2011 11.39am
Reply to  Ong Eu Soon

One of the very few occaion where Ah Soon make some sense.
He should channel his intellect (if any), energy and resources to fight the bigger evil in BN.

Ahmad Abdullah
Ahmad Abdullah
5 Jul 2011 10.12pm

If the police hinder Bersih supporters from going to the stadium, it means that they have gone against the wishes of the Agong and that is a serious offence. By allowing Bersih to rally in a stadium shows that the government now recognized Bersih as a legitimate entity and that all prior rulings by the HM is null and void.

peng
peng
5 Jul 2011 9.21pm

Too many questions for those pea-brained people in authorities to answer! I guess they were caught off guard – by the King himself! I hope there won’t be any flip-flop decision here? If this decision stays, thank God, it was a prayer answered. I did prayed for the King to intervene.

FenceSitter
FenceSitter
5 Jul 2011 7.59pm

Najib’s compromise is commendable but he could be buying time. I hope I am wrong, but the authorities could stall the rally by announcing the venue at the last minute by coming up with all sorts of excuses. Even if the venue is announced they could still make it difficult for participants to get there. Who is going to address the crowd? A leader from the opposition? Does that not prove that bersih is a stooge of the opposition? Then media might not be allowed there. Who is going to address the crowd? A leader from the opposition? Does that… Read more »

tan, tanjung bungah
tan, tanjung bungah
5 Jul 2011 7.48pm

Hi everyone,

Just fill the stadium until there’s not a single standing space left!

Walk or no walk, BERSIH is now ‘declared’ by the PM as a LEGITIMATE coalition of NGOs, or otherwise, how can he allow the rally to go on in a stadium?!! So, Hishammuddin how are you going to ‘undeclare’ that BERSIH 2.0 is not illegal as they are now allowed to hold the rally in a stadium?

sunnyooi
sunnyooi
5 Jul 2011 7.40pm

Bersih: 2 GOM: 0
Well done. Gherkin, if you can’t see where your team lost the point then don’t. We like you that way. Haahahaha.

Andrew I
Andrew I
5 Jul 2011 9.34pm
Reply to  sunnyooi

Heads I win, tail you lose = Gherk the jerk.

Berani Kerana Benar
Berani Kerana Benar
5 Jul 2011 7.38pm

and invite Wong Chun Wai to demonstrate how to do the polishing work !

Gerakan K
Gerakan K
5 Jul 2011 6.40pm

Finally the opposition big thing just reduced to 1Malaysia carnival in a stadium. Ambiga should invite local singers, lion dance team, chinese snake oil showmen, and teh tarik sifu to provide entertainment for the visitors !!!

Lucky draws and karaoke contest should be included. I’m so happy for this, La la la ~ your dream never comes true ~ La la la ~ Mari main main dalam stadium La la la ~

LBJ
LBJ
5 Jul 2011 7.29pm
Reply to  Gerakan K

I say. Let us ta pau this … pau.

Scorpion
Scorpion
5 Jul 2011 8.17pm
Reply to  Gerakan K

For comedy, Gerakan K can provide the fun..Hu hu hu..la la la

Phua Kai Lit
Phua Kai Lit
6 Jul 2011 7.46am
Reply to  Scorpion

For examples of low grade propaganda (as well as comic relief)!

Andrew I
Andrew I
6 Jul 2011 12.59pm
Reply to  Phua Kai Lit

Low grade is too good a description.

SamG
SamG
6 Jul 2011 10.49am
Reply to  Gerakan K

BN mentality to have lucky draw, and give away free gifts to attract crowd. Gelakan K showing his true colours even without realizing it

Gerakan K
Gerakan K
6 Jul 2011 3.42pm
Reply to  SamG

You may not like it but it just works for the most people !!!

Andrew I
Andrew I
6 Jul 2011 8.23pm
Reply to  Gerakan K

Like yourself.

tunglang
tunglang
7 Jul 2011 11.29am
Reply to  Gerakan K

Works exceedingly, disgustingly well for Kotor!
Kotor-minded minions like Gerkhin of the Mongolian grassland haunted by avenging ghost of Altan.

M Chen
M Chen
5 Jul 2011 5.58pm

Thank God for good sense prevailing! Praying for discipline for all who will fill the stadium to the rafters and that there will be no sabotage!

annie
annie
5 Jul 2011 5.56pm

Bersih 2 can still hv their walk. Park your cars and walk from ‘there’ to the stadium. U can hv your long morning exercise – exercise for your health and exercise your rights.

Charlie Oscar
Charlie Oscar
6 Jul 2011 1.50am
Reply to  annie

Anil,
By All Means, Park your Cars in KL and WALK to Shah Alam Stadium!!!
The Police WILL Not Stop You as long as You Do Not Walk In the MIDDLE of the Road!!!
Happy Walking!!!

LBJ
LBJ
5 Jul 2011 5.25pm

Najib will compromise. He played chicken and he blinked.

Gerakan K
Gerakan K
5 Jul 2011 6.48pm
Reply to  LBJ

Chicken or duck does not matter. The loser now is Clean v2. The impact has lessen. It is just another carnival. Even FA cup final is more exciting !!!

La la la ~ what can you do, la la la ~

Ong Eu Soon
5 Jul 2011 8.06pm
Reply to  Gerakan K

Checkmate. We can still walk to the stadium. Try stop us!

Gerakan K
Gerakan K
5 Jul 2011 9.40pm
Reply to  Ong Eu Soon

IMalaysia carnival is OK, no need to block

Yang
Yang
6 Jul 2011 4.12pm
Reply to  Gerakan K

Only your bluff 1m PM will do that

tunglang
tunglang
7 Jul 2011 11.24am
Reply to  Gerakan K

FYI. Gerkhin, He played chicken and he blinked (not once but many times).
IN FACT, he played the greatest chicken trickster, the grandmaster of all KOTOR tricks in the land of Boleh Land.
God is closely watching you, him and all his cohorts of KOTOR….

Yang
Yang
6 Jul 2011 8.52pm
Reply to  LBJ

Its another half truth and true lies to Bersih and to the people. Just like the 4 billions investment