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Bersih 3.0 under bomb threats

The bomb threats in 109 Free Awar Rally will test the bravery of Bersih supporters.

UMNO goons know using police to crack down Bersih 3.0 is not a viable option, they are resorting to terrorism to stop Ambiga and Bersih supporters from calling Bersih 3.0.

I will be in the Bersih 3.0 is for sure.

In Malaysia, the threat of a ‘clean’ election stirs fear
mark mackinnon
Kuala Lumpur— Globe and Mail Update

When you’re running a semi-authoritarian government – the kind that holds elections but doesn’t really intend to let the population choose anyone but them – nothing is scarier than the words “independent election monitors.”

Malaysians are the latest to debate just who should be allowed to scrutinize their electoral process. An organization known as Bersih (Malay for “Clean”) finds itself in the government’s crosshairs as the country prepares for a hotly contested vote later this year, facing accusations that they are foreign agents bent on bringing down the country’s long-ruling United Malays National Organization.

Since holding a mass rally that saw tens of thousands take to the streets of Kuala Lumpur last year to call for fair elections, Bersih has come under constant attack in Malaysia’s state-controlled media. The group’s leaders have been accused of working for foreigners and of having an “anti-Islamic” agenda, a heavy charge in this majority Muslim state.

“You know what calling me anti-Islamic means. It’s basically an instruction for someone to kill me,” Bersih chairwoman Ambiga Sreenevasan told me in an interview. A well-known lawyer and former head of the Malaysian Bar Council, she said she’s also seen online calls – from a pro-government blogger – for her to be raped as punishment for her political activities.

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