Demand for democracy follows socio-economic transformation

The 9 July ‘Walk for Democracy’ may have buried the ghost of May 13 once and for all, observes Francis Loh. Many researchers of...

What if the PM had proclaimed ‘Democratising Malaysia’ a GTP or an NKRA?

Francis Loh looks back and wonders if tens of thousands of Malaysians would have marched in KL on 9 July 2011 had PM Najib...

Countering the anti-Bersih talk

Around the time of the Bersih rally on 9 July, Malaysians had to contend with anti-Bersih talk, leaving Azmil Tayeb bewildered as to how...

Aku bersedih

A poem by Dr Nasir Hashim written after the detention of six PSM activists under the Emergency Ordinance. (The six were subsequently released and...

Human rights violations against Bersih

On 4 July 2011, Forum-Asia, Human Rights Watch (HRW), Amnesty International, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), and World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) sent...

1Malaysia: Bersih succeeds where Putrajaya fails

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...

Concerned Malaysians speak up

A look back at the vocal reaction by individuals and groups that followed the government's attempt to crack down on the Bersih rally. Ex-Suhakam...

Bersih 2.0’s just demands

Bersih 2.0’s goal is simple, which is to help install a system of elections that is beyond reproach and whose outcomes are unchallengeable, writes...

Bersih 2.0 – A day trip to Kuala Lumpur

Sembang-sembang recalls a memorable day-trip to KL on 9 July 2011 and describes what he saw and heard. I had to make that trip. Najib...

The Star: Supine mouthpiece of the BN

Is it possible that Barisan may one day lose by popular votes but still form the government and maybe even have a two-thirds majority...

Launch of Bersih 2.0 gathering

Bersih 2.0 was launched on 19 June 2011 with a list of eight demands calling for far-reaching electoral reforms. The coalition will also be...

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