The profound impact of the Bersih movement since 2007 – Khoo Boo Teik

File photograph: The Malaysian Insider

The most profound meaning of the entire Bersih progression was seen in an unfolding popular re-imagination of community and nation across ethnic and non-ethnic divides.

While current conditions inhibit open mass mobilization, Bersih offers a valuable living political memory to new and young activists exploring ‘clean and fair’ solutions to the social and political problems highlighted by the Covid pandemic.

Read Khoo Boo Teik’s full essay at the Iseas Yusof Ishak Institute website

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