Marker ink masks mention of Baharuddinâs 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 âheavy-handedâ 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 governmentâs response as âthe worst campaign of repression in the country for yearsâ.
It speculates that âperhapsâ Barisan Nasional was remembering the 2007 Bersih march and its influence on the 2008 general election.
The full article, titled âTaken to the cleanersâ, is available here. It has been online since July 14.