I would like to thank all Bersih supporters for your kind outpouring of support thus far. Bersih 2.0 has come a long way in carrying the aspirations of the rakyat for clean and fair elections, and it is the rakyat themselves above all who have made this possible.
We have faced massive obstacles, vilification and oppression, but inspired by the bravery of the Malaysian people, managed to overcome them all thus far.
Like many other Steering Committee members, it has been challenging personally to face threats of murder, gang rape and various other violence directed against myself and others. Nonetheless, we understand our responsibility in holding the line on behalf of all of you who want nothing more than a clean electoral system and a better Malaysia.
Malaysians both at home and abroad have already been called to make so many sacrifices, so while we do not aspire to add to your burdens, we are writing this in the hopes that you can spare some support.
The cost of our campaign increases every day, complicated by constant harassment by the authorities. In addition to our operational expenses listed below that are necessary to organising our gathering successfully in a peaceful and secure environment, we find ourselves having to raise money to bail staff at the secretariat of Bersih 2.0 that have been unjustly arrested and are now facing charges that make no sense whatsoever. Having key staff detained will cripple our operations in devastating ways.
|10 ‘road shows’ around the country||RM2000 x 10 road shows||20,000|
|Brochures of Bersih 2.0 Demands (100,000 copies in 3 languages)||100000 brochures x RM0.25||25,000|
|Banners for publicity and ‘road shows’ (3 languages)||200,000 banners x RM0.03||6,000|
|Pickets||100 pickets x RM60||6,000|
|Purchase of communications devices for use during rally||100 items x RM200||20,000|
|Safety/security allowance||3000 volunteers x RM10||30,000|
|T-shirts (5000 pieces)||5000 T-shirts x RM9.00||45,000|
|10 ‘road shows’ di merata negeri||RM2000 x 10 road shows||20,000|
|Risalah Tuntutan Bersih 2.0 (100,000 naskhah dalam 3 bahasa)||100000 risalah x RM0.25||25,000|
|Selebaran untuk publisiti dan ‘road shows’ (3 bahasa)||200,000 selebaran x RM0.03||6,000|
|Sepanduk||100 sepanduk x RM60||6,000|
|Pembelian peralatan komunikasi untuk kegunaan dalam perarakan||100 buah x RM200||20,000|
|Elauan keselamatan||3000 orang x RM10||30,000|
|Baju kemeja T (5000 helai)||5000 kemeja T x RM9.00||45,000|
In light of these challenges, whatever you can spare to aid our efforts will lift our spirits in ways you cannot imagine.
Thank you for your kind consideration, and we look forward to feeling your presence on July 9th one way or another.
Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan
Chair, BERSIH 2.0 Steering Committee
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