Malaysia protest for a clean election,but ban by our own Malaysia Government

Discussion in 'Freedom of Expression' started by godloveus, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. Yellow Card Member

    The government backlash has started.

    The Home Minister is threatening action (i.e. arrests ?) against
    people who post "baseless" claims of police brutality on the internet.

    Hisham denies police brutality, warns media

    As far as I know, I haven't made any baseless claims of police brutality in this thread.

    I'm curious how exactly the Home Minister plans to take any kind of action against foreign media.
  2. Yellow Card Member

    'Crackdown will continue on illegal rally'

  3. Yellow Card Member

    John Malott is the former US Ambassador to Malaysia

    Najib gives Malaysia an international black eye - John Malott

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  4. TinyDancer Member

    Thank you for all the updates, Yellow Card. The malaysian government has been exposed as thugs.
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  5. Anonymous Member

    Videos of police hitting and kicking peaceful protesters (go to minute 4)

    Police firing tear gas and water cannons into hospital compound (go to minute 7:25)

  6. Yellow Card Member

    Thanks TinyDancer.

    Ok, I think I've pretty much covered the basics of the Bersih 2.0 protest.

    I have to start winding up my updates here, and get back to IRL (in real life) stuff tomorrow. Unavoidable.

    If anyone wants to take over and continue updating, please do so. I will have very limited free time until the weekend.

    8 more people were arrested in Sabah today for wearing yellow t-shirts.

    I imagine the crackdown against Bersih 2.0 will continue, so I really hope someone else can post updates, or start another post game thread.
  7. Anonymous Member

    Purported anti-Bersih script surfaces online

    Read the very damaging, leaked letter here

    ALERT: Guidance on BERSIH Rally (RAHSIA)
  8. Anonymous Member

    Here is the beginning of the leaked advisory. See the whole document for a lot more.

  9. Anonymous Member

    How do they know that? Have they counted the ballots already? :p
  10. Anonymous Member

    Civil servants will get in trouble at work if it is proved they participated in the Bersih 2.0 rally.

    PSD starts Bersih witch-hunt

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  12. lulzgasm Member

    I wish the Malaysians success.
  13. Anonymous Member

  14. Anonymous Member

    Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib is currently visiting Great Britain.

    Najib an ‘embarrassing’ guest for Cameron


    The British Queen wears a yellow dress, to annoy the Malaysian Prime Minister. The color yellow is still banned in Malaysia.

    Queen 'Bersih' meets Najib


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  15. lulzgasm Member

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  16. Anonymous Member

    LOL, somebody's trolling the Malaysian Prime Minister

    Warning: Doctored Photo


    View attachment 571a5182a9.jpg
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  18. Anonymous Member

    Another Opposition Member of Parliament arrested for wearing the banned Bersih t-shirt.

    Men in blue pounce on MP in yellow


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  19. Anonymous Member

    More Bersih flash raids in Britain

    Najib Snubbed By UK PM?!




    Forever Tarnished



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  20. Yellow Card Member

    Related story to Bersih

    Malaysia Bans Books

    1.5 MB PDF download. Uploaded by the author.
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  22. Anonymous Member

    Wall Street Journal wrote this


    And here is the Malaysian governments official rebuttal
    (Bernama is the official news source published by the government)
    (Article reprinted on another site, so no one here has to visit the Bernama web site)


    Read both articles for yourself, and make up your own mind.

    Peaceful people are still being arrested simply for wearing the color yellow.

    Guess which article I side with...
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  23. Anonymous Member

    Keeping the Bersih flame alive: Wear yellow every Saturday

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  24. Anonymous Member

    (John Malott is the former US Ambassador to Malaysia)

    Does Najib know what democracy means? - John Malott

    When he was in London, Prime Minister Najib met with the international press corps and showed that he really doesn't understand what democracy means.

    Here is what he said, as reported in the New York Times:

    That's it? Najib says that If we allow people to exercise their constitutional right to freedom of assembly, they might actually come together and assemble freely?

    That if we allow them their freedom of speech, they might actually speak freely?

    Is that a bad thing? What is wrong with that?
  25. Anonymous Member

    Posted online 15 minutes ago

    Lawyer in Bersih tee arrested


    "Emeric Teo was having a drink at a Starbucks outlet in Kuching when some 30 policemen confronted him."

  26. Anonymous Member

    The color yellow is declared no longer illegal.

    Khalid: Yellow attire without Bersih logo allowed

    Reading between the lines, police are saying they will arrest anyone wearing or promoting Bersih, but not anyone wearing plain yellow clothes.

    A reminder, "Bersih" simply means "clean."
  27. lulzgasm Member

    Makes sense. Dirty governments don't like clean.
  28. Anonymous Member

    Especially people who post baseless videos and baseless pictures documenting the violence.
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  29. Anonymous Member

    Government is claiming some photos and videos posted online are fake.

    Police are planning to produce their own photos that "prove" protesters were violent and assaulted police, justifying the tear gas and water cannons.
  30. lulzgasm Member

    I can already see it now:

    "Look! [holds up picture] A two-year-old just threw a rock at a tank! That proves they're violent!"
  31. Anonymous Member

    Posted today on Bernama, the official news source for the Malaysian government.

    Official news article copied in full, so I can't be accused of "misquoting" or "selective quoting" to "twist the facts"...

    Deputy Prime Minister: Police Should Air Rally Footage To Refute Brutality Claims

    Ok, so I bolded a few parts. Luckily, I didn't highlight any government text in yellow.
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  32. Anonymous Member

    Oh dear, those darn Jews are at it again.

    (Utusan Malaysia is a newspaper owned by the ruling political party, UMNO)

    Bersih an opportunity for Jews to infiltrate country, says Utusan

  33. DeathHamster Member

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  35. Yellow Card Member

    New York Times follow up article, one month later (2 pages of Mainstream media !)

    A Reluctant Symbol for Electoral Reform in Malaysia

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  36. AnonLover Member

    U.S. restores full diplomatic ties with Myanmar,0,97902.story

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  38. AnonLover Member

    Uhhh, Mayanmar is same place as Burma? (or so i thought... sorry if i got this wrong, it reads like it was same place the yellow shirt protesters were kicking it)
  39. Anonymous Member

    Malaysia elections ended about 5 hours ago. No victor declared yet, which is highly unusual. Normally, victor is declared after 2 to 3 hours. Same ruling party has been in power for over 55 years...

    Highest voter turnout highest in Malaysia's history, a whopping 80%.

    Police have installed roadblocks to all main roads leading to the capitol city, Kuala Lumpur, to prevent "illegal assembly". Military police / SWAT teams assembled at state parliament building.

    I live in a high-end, very secure facility, multiple sets of armed security guards / gates, electronic passcard required, so I'm not worried about my own security. For those of you who know me, no worries, I'm ok.

    My city is densely populated, but it is a ghost town tonight, no car traffic, highways deserted, no foot traffic. From my high vantage point, I can see a very quiet city, lacking the normal hustle and bustle.

    Waiting to see what will happen tomorrow, whether there will indeed be a "Malaysia Spring" or if it will be crushed.

    Earlier related threads:

    Xenophon had teargas fired in his direction at Malaysia protest

    Timeline of smear against Sen. Xenophon by Malaysian-government-owned newspapers

    Independent News:

    Xenophon warns of Malaysia election fraud
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  40. Anonymous Member

    6 hours after polls closed, 11 PM, no victor declared yet. This is unprecedented in Malaysia history. It is normally a foregone conclusion that the ruling party will be elected. Not this time.

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