Category Archives: Bersih

Men in red see women as easy meat

By Nawar Firdaws PETALING JAYA: Cornered, objectified, angry and frustrated. These are some of the words that describe how I felt covering the Red Shirts’ anti-Bersih rally last weekend. It was like a bad dream where you realise you are … Continue reading

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How to diminish Bersih

Dr Mustafa K. Anuar would still like to believe that the earth is flat so that all the elements of social injustice, bigotry and tyranny on this earth can be pushed off the edge. On this supposedly flat surface, he … Continue reading

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Dr M on Bersih 5: Umno ministers can’t count beyond 1,000

PUTRAJAYA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said Umno ministers could not count past one thousand, in response to claims he was to blame for the “low turnout” at the Bersih 5 rally. “The capability of our ministers to count more than … Continue reading

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Malaysia’s Mahathir joins calls to oust ‘thief’ PM

Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad called for a sustained push to topple scandal-plagued Prime Minister Najib Razak as thousands rallied on Saturday to demand the premier’s resignation over the 1MDB corruption saga. Malaysians clad in the yellow of the reformist … Continue reading

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Bersih 5: Jamal made the butt of Ampang MP’s jokes

KUALA LUMPUR: An opposition MP had a field day today, making fun of Red Shirts leader Jamal Md Yunos for his empty threats to cause trouble at the Bersih 5 rally today. She also mocked the small number of Red … Continue reading

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Three things we learn from Bersih 5

Former deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin speaks to the crowd at the Bersih 5 rally in Kuala Lumpur November 19, 2016. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 ― Despite fears of a police crackdown … Continue reading

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Mat Sabu: ‘They try to divide us by race, but they’ve failed’

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 — Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) president Mohamad Sabu told Bersih protesters here today that Malaysia was united, and not divided. The crowd at the Bangsar LRT station here, one of the meeting points at the Bersih … Continue reading

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Zahid: More Bersih, Red Shirts will be arrested

BAGAN DATOH: Police are expected to arrest more Bersih 5 and Red Shirts leaders and those associated with the two groups, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. The Deputy Prime Minister said he would not reveal the full list … Continue reading

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Thousands hold anti-PM rally in Malaysia; 15 detained

 Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Thousands of yellow-shirt protesters rallied Saturday in downtown Kuala Lumpur seeking Prime Minister Najib Razak’s resignation over a financial scandal, undeterred by a police ban and the arrest of 15 activists. Police barricaded key … Continue reading

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Is Najib shaken by Bersih 5? Otherwise, why the crackdown?

 By Wong Chin Huat COMMENT Why is there a need for the police to raid the Bersih office on the eve of Bersih 5 and arrest its chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah and manager Mandeep Singh? Why is there a need … Continue reading

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