Spare a thought for Adam Adli and Mandeep Singh who were arrested this evening after a protest at Sogo. See this Bersih 2.0 statement on the Aliran website.
A Kuala Lumpur-based political analyst sent in his impressions of the event:
By all accounts, it was an eventful night and the political stars from Pakatan Rakyat graced the occasion to lend support to Lembah Pantai Member of Parliament Nurul Izzah Anwar.
PKR Lembah Pantai organised this dinner to raise funds for their MP, the daughter of jailed Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim. The dinner on 10 March 2014 was held at the Thean Hou Temple Hall in Kuala Lumpur and attended by an estimated crowd of around 2000 who paid RM100 per seat.
Definitely money’s worth as the fiery speakers – Selangor MB Mohd Azmin Ali, Pas deputy president Mat Sabu, PJ Utara MP Tony Pua, Himpunan Hijau’s Wong Tat, former Bersih co-chair Ambiga Sreenevasan, and the host herself, ‘Puteri Reformasi’ Nurul Izzah – mesmerised the guests with their oratory for nearly four hours.
Current issues such as the 1MDB debacle, Kidex, the Selangor water agreement, inflation and the depreciation of the ringgit were among the issues raised by the speakers.
The crowd comprised predominantly city dwellers, most of whom were aware of the issues highlighted by the speakers but lacked the in-depth knowledge of the speakers.