The huge Bersih 3.0 crowd testified to the fact that many people no longer trust the BN government, let alone the Election Commission, to ensure free and fair elections, reports Sarajun Hoda Abdul Hassan.
Any independent inquiry into the violence that broke out at the tail-end of the Bersih 3.0 rally would not be complete without a thorough examination of whether agents provocateurs or others bent on inciting violence were present in the crowd, writes Anil Netto
The heavy-handed treatment of Bersih marchers on 28 April must be the spring-board from which a nation-wide movement must be launched to end 55 years of continuous, unbroken one party rule at the ballot box, writes Tommy Thomas, who participated in the rally.
Bersih 3.0 saw Malaysians irrespective of age, ethnicity or gender, from across the globe and across Malaysia holding hands to say, we are the Spirit, Heart and Soul of Malaysia. We, mature Malaysians, now say: bring on the reforms, asserts Bersih Mum.
An initially hesitant Yuganeshwaran Muthumaniam got caught up in the excitement on the streets, where he noted that Bersih 2.0 had succeeded in uniting Malaysians in a way that Najib’s 1Malaysia had failed.