Marker ink masks mention of Baharuddinās death, the banning of the march and police action against participants
Three paragraphs are blacked out in marker ink.
The offending paragraphs mention the death of marcher Baharuddin Ahmad, the withdrawal of an offer to allow a gathering in a stadium, the banning of the rally, and police action caught on film.
The article says the āheavy-handedā police tactics against the demonstrators indicated that the government was nervous and could not tolerate opposition above a certain lelvel.
Quoting Amnesty International, the UK-based magazine describes the governmentās response as āthe worst campaign of repression in the country for yearsā.
It speculates that āperhapsā Barisan Nasional was remembering the 2007 Bersih march and its influence on the 2008 general election.
The full article, titled āTaken to the cleanersā, is available here. It has been online since July 14.