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Posted by shireen in General Discussion: Presidency
Sat Jul 09th 2011, 03:36 AM
It's 3:30 am, I'm watching a live feed of a big protest by a coalition of opposition groups known as BERSIH, the Malay word for 'clean.' They're advocating for fair elections. A quote from their website, http://bersih.org/?page_id=352
Only when elections are clean and fair, can citizens be real masters of their own destiny and expect holders of public office to act accountably and effectively.

Twitter updates are reporting a lot of arrests, tear gas, water jets, and beatings by police. The leader of the movement, Ambiga Sreenevasan, was arrested about 1/2 hr ago and has been isolated from other supporters. Another coalition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, has been roughed up by police, i'm guessing he's been arrested by now too.

Live feed currently at http://wwitv.com/tv_channels/b5577.htm
Updates at http://www.facebook.com/pages/BERSIH-20-OF...


From http://leemn.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/msia... /


US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and first lady Michelle Obama present give away Secretary of State’s Award for International Women of Courage to Malaysia ‘s Ambiga Sreenevasan (Malaysian Bar Council) at the State Department in Washington



(source: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2011/07/07/m... /)

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