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Bersih, is it still an issue?

June 15, 2012

FMT LETTER: From Ashgod, via e-mail

I understand that people are unhappy and that the government should not have interfered with Bersih 3.0. However, I wish to make known that though the protesters claimed that they were within their rights, they unfortunately did break the law that is Section 15 subsection 2(f) of the Peaceful Assembly Act.

It states that there will be restrictions if there is an inherent historical significance to the area in which they wish to assemble. Dataran Merdeka has both positive and negative historical significance, the negative one being the ‘Reformasi’ riots of 1998.

The fact of the matter is that both the public and the police acted in ways they shouldn’t have. Instead of just exposing what the police and the government did wrong during the rally, how about we see some objectivity and show what the public did wrong as well.


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