BERSIH 2.0 Announcements: Upcoming Road Shows & Global Solidarity

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Press Statement: 23 June 2011

BERSIH 2.0 Announcements: Upcoming Road Shows & Global Solidarity

It is 16 days before Perhimpunan BERSIH 2.0 on 9 July 2011. We are increasing activities on the ground in ensuring that as many people as possible receives information regarding the demands of BERSIH 2.0.

Road shows
BERSIH 2.0 would like to announce that this weekend will mark our second leg of our national road shows.

Our road shows are intended to spread awareness to the general public the issues pertaining to the Malaysian electoral system and explain our demands for electoral reform. The road show will also promote the upcoming Perhimpunan BERSIH 2.0.

Details for this week’s road shows:

1. Shah Alam, Selangor
Date : 24 June 2011
Time : 10:00pm
Venue : Kompleks Muhibbah, Jalan Taugeh 24/17, Persiaran Sultan, Seksyen 24, Shah Alam
Speaker : Syed Shahir, former President of the Malaysian Trade Unions Congress (MTUC) and one of the leaders of BERSIH 1.0

2. Kuala Selangor, Selangor
Date : 25 June 2011
Time : 8.30pm
Venue : Dewan Asam Jawa, Kuala Selangor
Speaker : Zaid Kamarudin, BERSIH 2.0 Steering Committee member

3. Johor Bahru, Johor
Date : 25 June 2011
Time : 8.30pm
Venue : Pusat Aduan Rakyat Kempas, Taman Dahlia, Johor Baru
Speaker : Hishamuddin Rais, Non-Governmental Individual (NGI)

4. Sungai Siput, Perak
Date : 26 June 2011
Time : 8.30pm
Venue : Dataran PSM, Taman Orkid, Sungai Siput
Speaker : Wong Chin Huat, BERSIH 2.0 Steering Committee member

BERSIH 2.0 hopes that residents of this area will attend our road shows to find out for themselves why electoral reform is needed in Malaysia. BERSIH 2.0 merchandise will be available at the road shows.

Global Solidarity
During the launch of the rally on 19 June 2011, BERSIH 2.0 announced that there will be rallies held in UK and Taiwan in solidarity with Perhimpunan BERSIH 2.0.

All the overseas solidarity rallies held were initiated by Malaysian citizens living abroad who supported the demands for Perhimpunan BERSIH 2.0. They personally contacted BERSIH 2.0 and expressed interest in organising a rally where they were. We regard this wide interest by the Malaysian diaspora as an indication that Malaysians from all walks of life believe in the need for electoral reform and the upholding of democracy.

We would like to announce that there are rallies confirmed in more countries:

1. Korea
Date : 9 July 2011
Time : 3.00pm
Venue : Malaysian High Commission, 4-1 Hannam-dong, 140-210, Seoul
Link: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=207786825931750

2. Australia
Date : 9 July 2011
Time : 12.00pm
Venue : Malaysian Consulate in Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney (simultaneous)
Link: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=196304237083769

3. Japan
Date: 9 July 2011
Time: 3.00pm
Venue: Tower of the Sun, Osaka
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=123767617708239

4. USA
a. Los Angeles
Date: 9 July 2011
Time: 10.00am
Venue: Consulate General of Malaysia, 550 South Hope Street, Suite 400, Los Angeles
Link: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=113221532103019

b. San Francisco
Date: 9 July 2011
Time: 9.30am
Venue: Chrissy Field Picnic Area, Presidio, San Francisco
Link: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=213741041997443

c. New York City
Date: 9 July 2011
Time: 10.00am
Venue: Consulate General of Malaysia, 313 East 43rd Street, New York
Link: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=181904048529782

BERSIH 2.0 calls on all Malaysian citizens living in UK, USA, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Australia to attend the rallies if they too believe in the need for clean, free and fair elections in Malaysia. Malaysian citizens living abroad should rise to the occasion and demand for their right to vote via postal ballot in the upcoming 13th General Elections.

Issued by,

Steering Committee
Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH 2.0)

The Steering Committee of BERSIH 2.0 comprises:
Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan (Chairperson), Andrew Khoo, Arumugam K., Dr Farouk Musa, Haris Ibrahim, Liau Kok Fah, Maria Chin Abdullah, Richard Y W Yeoh, Dr Toh Kin Woon, Dr Wong Chin Huat, Datuk Yeo Yang Poh, Zaid Kamaruddin, Dr Subramaniam Pillay and Arul Prakkash.

BERSIH 2.0 UK: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=168396233224639
BERSIH 2.0 Taiwan: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=192990560751119

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