Sudah Bersih! I’m glad that we all Malaysians from all walks of life, culture, religion, race and believe walked hand in hand united as one for a common cause, a common believe for Bersih 3.0, be it from a kid to a old man or old ladies.
We made it and Bersih 3.0 is a great success I would say and all the objective were met. It’s my virgin rally and my 1st time to taste the tear gas and really feel the heart & sould and support from all the Malaysians @ Dataran Merdeka! I would say it’s really a strong crowds and all is for the better Malaysia! This was a really great experience and I’m glad that I joined in this rally and proud to be Malaysian.
All the Bersih 3.0 t-shirt was sold out so was force to do our own customized Bersih 3.0 t-shirt out of creativity.
12.30pm – Met up with friends and wanted to park the car at Taman Paramount LRT station but was full and forced to park at home and walk to the station. Station was clear and not much ppl there.
12.45pm – Started our journey to Pasar Seni LRT station and join in the Bersih 3.0 crowd.
1.00pm – Reach Pasar Seni station and saw a lot of police all over.
1.15pm – Grab some water & bread as our brunch and join in the crowd.
1.45pm – Started the marching from Central Market to Dataran Merdeka.
2.30pm till 5pm
Where the great experience started! Everywhere you can see Police and FRU.
Helicopter flying around to control the situation of Bersih 3.0 rally?
People shouting “Bersih Bersih Bersih!” thru out the whole rally.
People shouting “Hidup Rakyat! Hidup Hidup! Bersih… Bersih!” thru out the whole rally.
People shouting “Reformasi Reformasi Reformasi!” when they saw Dato’ Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim.
People singing “Negarku Tanah Tumpahnya Darahku…” National anthem of Malaysia.
2.30pm – Asked to sit on the street “Duduk Bantah” which was a peaceful rally so far.
3.00pm – Bersih announced success and disperse, “Sudah Bersih!”
3.10pm – Tear Gas was fired near Masjid Jamek LRT station?! It was announced success and people started to moved out but suddenly Tear Gas was shot at the Bersih 3.0 participants!
Tear gas was then release and water cannon was shot to the crowd when someone break the barricade at Dataran Merdeka? It was mentioned that those who break in the barricade were not Bersih 3.0 participants but merely some people to buat Kacau?
All the participants of the Bersih 3.0 rally started to run and trying to hide and move away.
Saw kids crying… saw people faints… people was fed-up and annoyed why Tear Gas was shot!
Was lucky enough to saw a bus and ride in to Mid Valley and took Taxi home.
It was such an experience and dead tiring but it’s all worth while for the priceless experience in hand with all Malaysians to fight for a better Malaysia!
The crowd singing Bersih Song! Ole-ole-ole…
1st time experience Tear Gas and seriously no joke, it will cause you eyes and mouth discomfort and difficult to breath but luckily was well prepared with mask, water and salt so we survived! Next time must remember to bring goggle as well! It’s good to protect the eyes.
Was running and escaping for the Tear Gas and was lucky that there’s a bus and we manage to escape to Mid Valley.
Took cab from Mid Valley home and glad that I’m still in one piece.
Check out the video took by me during the Bersih 3.0 rally around Dataran Merdeka (Central Market, Jalan Tun Tan Cheong Loke, Jalan Tun H.S.Lee, Jalan Tun Perak)
Read more on the updates on Bersih 3.0 News, Photo and Videos
View the videos below on Bersih 3.0 coverage and it show some insight details of the rally.
There’s so much stories and news about the Police Car being overturned by the Bersih 3.0 protesters but it’s only merely accident after the police driver pass out.
The police personnel who was driving the police car which crashed into several Bersih 3.0 protesters said he was not fully concious when the accident occurred. He was “confused” as he was losing a lot of blood after a “hard object hit his head on the left side”.
It’s not that the Police personnel want to ramp to anyone and it’s not that the Bersih 3.0 protesters want to overturned the Police Car but because someone claimed that there’s victim under the car so the Police CAR was overturned to safe live.
The police personnel who was driving the police car which crashed into several Bersih 3.0 protesters said he was not fully concious when the accident occurred.
Speaking to reporters at his hospital bed at the Kuala Lumpur general hospital, Mohamad Kamil Paimin (right) said he was “confused” as he was losing a lot of blood after a “hard object hit his head on the left side”.
He added that he had passed out after that and came to after receiving treatment at the hospital.
“I don’t even know the car crashed. I had already passed out,” he said.
Mohamad Kamil, who is a corporal based in Hulu Terengganu, said he was heading to Dataran from the police training centre when he was caught in the melee.
“I am unfamiliar with the roads. The protesters were throwing things at the car. I don’t know what happened to the windows on the driver and front passengers side, all I know is that the windshield was smashed,” he said.
The 23-year-old, who was seen being taken out of the car and protected by protesters, also agreed when reporters suggested that he had panicked.
Mohd Kamil received six stitches for his head injury.
Videographer saved cop out of ‘humanity’
Meanwhile, Al Hijrah videographer Mohd Azmi Mohd Salleh said that he was compelled to jump in front of the protesters to save Mohamad Kamil out of a “sense of humanity”.
“People say I wanted to be a hero. No, I helped him out of a sense of humanity. No one was there to help him at the time. He was alone and passed out and there was a lot of protesters,” he said.
He said the protesters had pulled him aside and assaulted him until his crash helmet slipped off, so much so that he received nine stitches on his scalp.
“I managed to slip away from the crowd, and found that I was bleeding profusely,” said Mohd Azmi, who had still managed to send his footage of the crash to his TV station.
He said he was wearing the crash helmet as he arrived at the scene on his motorbike, having videotaped Mohamad Kamil’s police car prior to the crash.
“He was not speeding. He had passed out and the car went out of control,” he said, corroborating the police officer’s story.
Mohd Azmi, who showed his bloodied media tag, had earlier received a visit from Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein, inspector-general of police Ismail Omar and Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.
The trio also visited traffic police lance corporal Mohd Nasir Mansor, who was also injured during the rally yesterday.
There were some brave hero throw the tear gas away from the crowds to minimized the effect on the crowds @ Bersih 3.0!
This is said to be very powerful tear gas compared to 709′s.
Water Cannon @ Bersih 3.0
Is this the phone or signal jammer that causing most of the phone not reachable and can’t access to internet during Bersih 3.0? Personally I can’t access the internet and very difficult to call out or receive call. Could this be the device to cause the interference that affect all the telco signals? Hmmm…
Flower for police man by Bersih 3.0 participants.
陈峰 @ Bersih 3.0
安妮婆婆@428大集會 Grandma Annie @ Bersih 3.0. She’s the old lady that supporting Bersih from Bersih 2.0 and still supporting it despite her old age.
KUALA LUMPUR: Election watchdog Bersih 3.0 has no control over what politicians say at its public events, its co-chairman S Ambiga said.
“We did not know that they [opposition] leaders were going to speak. Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim came up and spoke to the crowd. There were groups in the crowd which wanted to hear the opposition leaders speak.
“I cannot control what they say,” she said amidst reports that opposition leaders had incited the crowd to breach the barriers at Dataran Merdeka during the Bersih 3.0 rally yesterday.
She added that the plan for the gathering did not allow for politicians to speak.
In fact, she said that had Bersih known that politicians were going to deliver speeches, it would not allow them to do so.
“We wouldn’t have allowed them to speak,” she told a press conference today.
Yesterday, the peaceful assembly of about 80,000 people turned violent at about round 3pm when a few protesters broke through the barriers at Dataran Merdeka, which was sealed off.
The “attack” on the barricades prompted the police to fire tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowd.
The clash between the police and the protesters lasted for about four hours.
No political speeches
There were many news reports which singled out PKR deputy president Azmin Ali and Anwar for inciting the crowd to breach the barrier.
Azmin reportedly told the crowd to reclaim Dataran which “did not belong to Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL)”.
Bersih steering committee member, Maria Chin Abdullah, who also present, said the event was to feature only speeches from Ambiga, co-chairman A Samad Said and songs.
“Before April 28, all the NGOs agreed to exclude any political speeches by political leaders… that was also agreed upon by the political parties,” she said.
Ambiga said that she could not comment on Azmin’s actions as she did not witness it in person and asked for it to be investigated.
“But Anwar [when he was on the truck with Ambiga] did not order the crowd to charge,” she said.
She added that Bersih had the last word, and which was to ask the crowd to disperse.
“Let me tell you what happened: I was on the truck and we told the crowd to disperse. We were moving into Jalan Tun Perak to tell the crowd to disperse in stages.
“Then someone charged [at the barriers]; it had nothing to do with us; we want to know as well.
“In fact, it is against what Bersih had announced,” she added.
‘Work of agent provocateurs’
Ambiga said that this could have been the work of agent provocateurs and called for a full inquiry by Suhakam into the whole protest.
Ambiga said the crowd was under control until the tear gas was fired.
“What I saw from the truck was amazing: people were gathered peacefully.
“All purported acts of violence took place only after the tear gas was fired; until then we have complete control,” she said, giving credit to PAS Unit Amal which provided most of the security for the day.
She said that such large crowds can be controlled as can be seen during Thaipusam and Wesak Day celebrations.
Ambiga also asked why the train stations were shut during the protest when police were dispersing the crowd after 3pm.
“These people wanted to leave but couldn’t. Who gave (RapidKL) the order to do so?” she said.
On the incident where a police car was overturned near Sogo, she said:
“There were some accounts that the car was overturned because the crowd believed that someone was under the car. Don’t just publish the picture of an overturned car. Please don’t make assumptions,” she said.
She again called for a full inquiry into the rally to identify who were the trouble-makers.
As for organising another rally, Ambiga said that nothing has been decided yet, adding that the group will continue to highlight the irregularities in the electoral process.
“The government must answer and not deflect [attention] from the issue just because of the violence (at the rally).
“Some 250 000 Malaysians turned up to demand for free and fair elections; what is the government’s response?” she asked.
Bersih chief medical officer, Dr Farouk Musa, said that 117 demonstrators were treated for minor injuries and dehydration.
He added that those who were hospitalised had been discharged this morning.
BERSIH started out as the Joint Action Committee for Electoral Reform, which was formed in July 2005, and the coalition’s objective was to push for a thorough reform of the electoral process in Malaysia.
The Beginning of BERSIH BERSIH was officially launched on 23 November 2006 in the Malaysian Parliament building lobby. It was attended by poitical party leaders, civil society groups and NGOs, including PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, PKR vice-president Sivarasa Rasiah, DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng, DAP National Publicity Secretary and MP for Seputeh Teresa Kok, PAS deputy president Nasharudin Mat Isa, PAS Youth chief Salahudin Ayub, PSM Secretary-General S. Arutchelvan, Malaysian Trade Union Congress Syed Shahir Syed Mohamud, WDC executive director Maria Chin Abdullah and SUARAM executive director Yap Swee Seng.
Bersih 8 Points or 8 Demands
Bersih’s calls are summarised in the following 8 points:
1. Clean the electoral roll (BERSIH kan Senarai Undi (Daftar Pemilih))
The electoral roll is marred with irregularities such as deceased persons and multiple persons registered under a single address or non-existent addresses. The electoral roll must be revised and updated to wipe out these ‘phantom voters’. The rakyat have a right to an electoral roll that is an accurate reflection of the voting population.
In the longer term, BERSIH 2.0 also calls for the EC to implement an automated voter registration system upon eligibility to reduce irregularities.
2. Reform postal ballot (Reformasikan Undi Pos)
The current postal ballot system must be reformed to ensure that all citizens of Malaysia are able to exercise their right to vote. Postal ballot should not only be open for all Malaysian citizens living abroad, but also for those within the country who cannot be physically present in their voting constituency on polling day. Police, military and civil servants too must vote normally like other voters if not on duty on polling day.
The postal ballot system must be transparent. Party agents should be allowed to monitor the entire process of postal voting.
3. Use of indelible ink (Gunakan Dakwat Kekal)
Indelible ink must be used in all elections. It is a simple, affordable and effective solution in preventing voter fraud. In 2007, the EC decided to implement the use of indelible ink. However, in the final days leading up to the 12th General Elections, the EC decided to withdraw the use of indelible ink citing legal reasons and rumours of sabotage.
BERSIH 2.0 demands for indelible ink to be used for all the upcoming elections. Failure to do so will lead to the inevitable conclusion that there is an intention to allow voter fraud.
4. Minimum 21 days campaign period (Tempoh Berkempen Minima 21 Hari)
The EC should stipulate a campaign period of not less than 21 days. A longer campaign period would allow voters more time to gather information and deliberate on their choices. It will also allow candidates more time to disseminate information to rural areas. The first national elections in 1955 under the British Colonial Government had a campaign period of 42 days but the campaign period for 12th GE in 2008 was a mere 8 days.
5. Free and fair access to media (Akses Media Yang Bebas & Adil)
It is no secret that the Malaysian mainstream media fails to practice proportionate, fair and objective reporting for political parties of all divide. BERSIH 2.0 calls on the EC to press for all media agencies, especially state-funded media agencies such as Radio and Television Malaysia (RTM) and Bernama to allocate proportionate and objective coverage for all potlical parties.
6. Strengthen public institutions (Kukuhkan Institusi Awam)
Public institutions must act independently and impartially in upholding the rule of law and democracy. Public institutions such as the Judiciary, Attorney-General, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC), Police and the EC must be reformed to act independently, uphold laws and protect human rights.
In particular, the EC must perform its constitutional duty to act independently and impartially so as to enjoy public confidence. The EC cannot continue to claim that they have no power to act, as the law provides for sufficient powers to institute a credible electoral system.
7. Stop corruption (Hentikan Rasuah)
Corruption is a disease that has infected every aspect of Malaysian life. BERSIH 2.0 and the rakyat demand for an end to all forms of corruption. Current efforts to eradicate corruption are mere tokens to appease public grouses. We demand that serious action is taken against ALL allegations of corruption, including vote buying.
8. Stop dirty politics (Hentikan Politik Kotor)
Malaysians are tired of dirty politics that has been the main feature of the Malaysian political arena. We demand for all political parties and politicians to put an end to gutter politics. As citizens and voters, we are not interested in gutter politics; we are interested in policies that affect the nation.
The coalition is wholly unsatisfied with the PSC report, and has written a response to each of the 22 recommendations put forth in the report. The response is here. In light of this unsatisfactory PSC report, the coalition has announced BERSIH 3.0.
BERSIH 3.0 will take the form of a sit-in (“duduk bantah” in Bahasa Malaysia) on April 28th 2012, and will take place across Malaysia and throughout the world. In addition to the demands of the previous BERSIH demonstrations, BERSIH 3.0 has three demands, namely:
1. The Election Commission must resign, as it has failed in its responsibility and has lost the confidence of the public.
2. The electoral process must be cleaned before the 13th General Elections.
3. Invite international observers to observe the 13th General Elections.
Through BERSIH 3.0, we will continue our struggle for clean and fair elections, assembling and expressing our views peacefully as are our rights as enshrined in the Federal Constitution.
Where? Dataran Merdeka (location not firm as Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) stood firm by its decision to prohibit Bersih from using Dataran Merdeka for its rally, wait for more updates from Bersih.org)
Perhimpunan Hijau 3.0
Himpunan Hijau defended its decision to hold its third rally the same day as electoral reform group Bersih 2.0, saying that a “massive” gathering was needed to convince the government to reject Lynas Corp’s refinery in Gebeng, Pahang.
Besides Dataran Merdeka, this Bersih 3.0 also happening in many others country like Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, etc.
11 Locations for Bersih 3.0 28 April 2012 – (Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kuantan, Melaka, Penang, Kota Kinabalu, Seremban, Kuching, Miri, Sibu)
Pasar Seni: start: 13:30
Masjid Negara : start: 13:30
Jalan Sultan : start: 13:30
Masjid India : start: 13:30
Brickfields, start: 12:30
KLCC – Himpunan Hijau, start: 12:00
Representatives from the civil society will walk with you from the gathering points to Dataran Merdeka. The Secretariat advises you to come as early as possible to Kuala Lumpur. If it is possible already tonight. If you travel / walk alone, please do this for your own safety in a group.
Expect there will have a massive jam and road block around Dataran Merdeka, Masjid Jamek, Central Market, Jalan Sultan, National Mosque, Brickfields, KLCC during the Bersih rally.
POLICE ROAD BLOCKS (To be confirmed)
In view of the upcoming Bersih 3.0 sit-in at Dataran Merdeka on Saturday, 28/4, authorities may be manning road blocks at the following locations effective 1800hrs (6.00pm) Friday, 27/04/2012:
1. After Jalan Duta Toll (KL bound – Opposite the new Palace);
2. Jalan Parlimen (Leading… to the Lake Gardens);
3. In front of the old Palace (Both directions);
4. After the Sg. Besi Toll leading to KL;
5. Jalan Tun Razak (3 locations)
6. Cheras junction leading into the city;
7. Opposite the American Embassy;
8. Jalan Ampang;
9. City centre – opposite bangunan Daya Bumi;
10. Jalan Ipoh – opposite the old Sentul IPD (District Police Headquarters)
Dataran Merdeka has been barricaded by 3 layers of fencing! Still proceed with the Bersih 3.0 Sit-In / Duduk Bantah or change to alternative location as suggested (Cheras Stadium, Titiwangsa Stadium, Bukit Jalil Stadium and Stadium Merdeka)?
KUALA LUMPUR: KL mayor Tan Sri Ahmad Fuad Ismail said Dataran Merdeka and all roads leading to it would be closed from 6am today to 6am on Sunday.
In a statement yesterday, he added that no gathering would be allowed at the square without his written consent.
In Putrajaya, meanwhile, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the police have been instructed to handle the planned Bersih 3.0 rally tomorrow in the context of security should the organisers be adamant in using Dataran Merdeka as the venue.
He said the police needed to assess how a rally at Dataran Merdeka would affect security.
“I have asked them to look at the possibility of this thing not going to Stadium Merdeka and proceeding to Dataran Merdeka.
Cordoned off: Dataran Merdeka and all roads leading to it would be closed from 6am today to 6am on Sunday.
“If they do continue to go to the street and Dataran Merdeka, that is an issue for the police to look into,” he said here yesterday.
Hishammuddin said the issue was not whether the Government wanted to stop the rally.
“It is just the location. We have offered the alternative venues … better venues.
“I think it is quite unreasonable for them to refuse the alternative venues which come with the assurance that they will go (there) in an orderly, speedy and safer (manner),” he said, referring to the offers of Cheras Stadium, Titiwangsa Stadium, Bukit Jalil Stadium and Stadium Merdeka.
Hishammuddin said the organisers still had time to accept the offer.
“We are giving them the room and if they proceed (with having the rally at Dataran Merdeka), that is nothing new to the police as it has happened before.
“We are still looking for ways for them to accept (one of) the stadiums that have been offered to them,” he said.
Date : Saturday, 28 April 2012
Time: 2pm to 4pm
在428集会，你需要携带或不可以携带的东西！Items you need to bring and not allow to bring for 428 Bersih 3.0 + Perhimpunan Hijau.
Are you going for the Bersih 3.0 Sit-In / Duduk Bantah + Perhimpunan Hijau 3.0 Rally?
Some of the Street Rally Tips & Guide you must know before joining the Bersih 3.0 Sit-In / Duduk Bantah @ Dataran Merdeka + Perhimpunan Hijau 3.0 @ KLCC
What to wear?
What to bring?
What NOT to bring or wear?
How to get to Dataran Merdeka for Bersih 3.0? Try not to drive to Kuala Lumpur City this coming Saturday because there’s a lot of road blocks and only try to use public transports like Bus, LRT, Monorail
What to do when arrived? Stay Sensible. Stay Safe. Don’t Panic!
What to do when rally begins? Stay Sensible. Stay Safe. Don’t Panic!
What to do when rally ends? Stay Sensible. Stay Safe. Don’t Panic!
What to do when encounter rowdy people? Stay Sensible. Stay Safe. Don’t Panic!
What to do when encounter police? Stay Sensible. Stay Safe. Don’t Panic!
What to do when surrounded? Stay Sensible. Stay Safe. Don’t Panic!
What to do when tear-gassed? Stay Sensible. Stay Safe. Don’t Panic!
What to do when sprayed with water? Stay Sensible. Stay Safe. Don’t Panic!
What to do when get arrested? Stay Sensible. Stay Safe. Don’t Panic!
What to do when brought to police station? Stay Sensible. Stay Safe. Don’t Panic!
What to do when released from police custody? Stay Sensible. Stay Safe. Don’t Panic!
When I was young I always heard about Karamjit Singh and recon as a professional race driver in rallying, from then I love to watch rally.
Rejoining international rallying after a five-year break, PROTON’s return to the coveted Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) has paid off handsomely when it emerged second in the Manufacturer’s Championship in its first full season.
A one-two finish at the recently-concluded China Rally last weekend by Alister McRae and Chris Atkinson reaffirmed the Malaysian car manufacturer’s resolve, determination and competitiveness in the global rallying arena as it placed itself between the traditionally-dominant manufacturers Mitsubishi and Subaru. Malaysia Boleh~!
As an added bonus, the spirited drive by McRae also earned the Scottish driver third placing in the APRC Driver’s Championship and an even bigger cause for celebration at the PROTON camp.
Victory in China closes PROTON’s international rally campaign for the year on a high after seeing its drivers and the Satria Neo S2000 car endure a series of misfortunes that had often denied the team of more podium finishes. The victory reaffirms the Satria Neo S2000 and PROTON’s competitiveness as a manufacturer on the international rally arena.
PROTON had competed in five of the six APRC rounds this year that began with the Rally of Malaysia, Rally of Japan, Rally of New Zealand and Rally of Australia. The team had looked forward to scoring more points in the Rally of Indonesia but the event was cancelled by FIA due to weather condition which was not fit for a rally event. Prior to China, PROTON’s best result was a second place in the Rally of New Zealand.
In addition to the APRC, the Satria Neo S2000 had also competed in this year’s Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) where it went head to head with the likes of more established Manufacturer Teams that included Peugeot, Skoda, Ford, Abarth Fiat, Honda as well as Mitsubishi and Subaru.
Acknowledging that to excel in international rallying requires time, investment and continuity, Dato’ Haji Syed Zainal Abidin said motorsports is one of several key strategies being pursued to establish PROTON as a global brand. Motorsports has proven to be an ideal and cost-effective platform for the company to generate greater brand awareness in the countries it exports its vehicles to. Equally important, it has also provided PROTON the opportunity to showcase the reliability, strength and performance of the Satria Neo.
“Motorsports builds an emotional bond between car manufacturers and enthusiasts, it helps to inject excitement into the brand or a particular model, it propels sales, it provides a platform in which technology and technical know-how can be used to enhance future road-going models, and as one excels it extends recognition and underlines brand superiority.”
In terms of exposure, both the APRC and IRC events command enormous publicity and television viewers worldwide to promote the PROTON brand globally. The APRC is available to television audiences in over 129 countries and in 2009, reached an audience of 390 million viewers. The IRC meanwhile, is broadcast via Eurosports TV in 59 countries across Europe, Asia, Africa and America reaching 240 million television viewers. In addition, PROTON has also garnered enormous support, interest and following via the posting of updates on its rallies over social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
In China, the Satria Neo S2000 stamped its competitiveness by being the only Super 2000 rally car to compete against a field largely dominated by the turbocharged Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Subaru Impreza rally cars.
In a rally so rough and one that had taken a heavy toll on so many competitors, only 24 of the original 44 starters completed the two-day event held in the mountainous region and bamboo forests just outside of Longyou city. The rally included the participation of manufacturers such as Mitsubishi, Subaru, Volkswagen, Suzuki, Honda, Citroen, Peugeot, Cherry and BYD.
A further stamp of approval to PROTON’s success in China was also the debut of four Proton Gen2s that completed the 229.19km rally. The cars are known in China as the Europestar, under an OEM collaboration between PROTON and Zhejiang Youngman Passenger Car Group Co. Ltd.
Let’s support our Malaysia Proton Team in the upcoming future Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC).
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