Malaysians in Shanghai show solidarity with Bersih


PETALING JAYA: Bersih supporters in Shanghai have come out with a statement urging the reform of political institutions and independent and accountable agencies.

“This is critical in saving Malaysia from turning into a failed state which may take decades to recover from,” the statement read.

Bersih Shanghai said more than a million Malaysians residing overseas remained concerned about developments at home and were eagerly awaiting more information on the Bersih 5 rally.

“It’s a heavy hazy day in Shanghai today but Malaysians believe that the haze will eventually blow over and also that Malaysia will return to its glory days,” the statement said.

Bersih Shanghai was established after the Bersih 3 rally in 2012 when more than 200 Malaysians living in the city held an event in solidarity at the Bund, a famous tourist spot and landmark in Shanghai.

The group said about 7,000-8,000 Malaysians live in Shanghai.

Rallies are being held in 65 cities around the world in conjunction with Bersih 5.