DAP fully supports
BERSIH People’s Gathering on 10 Nov 2007
by Teresa Kok Suh Sim
is to announce that leaders and members of DAP, led by Secretary-General
Sdr. Lim Guan Eng, will take part in the BERSIH People’s Gathering on this
Saturday, 10th November at Dataran Merdeka.
Parliamentary Opposition Leader Sdr. Lim Kit Siang will also attend the
As an endorsee of BERSIH, DAP supports the key immediate demands of BERSIH,
* The use of indelible ink to prevent
* The abolishment of postal votes;
* Clean-up of the electoral roll;
* Equal and fair access to national media.
DAP also supports BERSIH’s demand for a
longer campaign period (minimum 21 days) to provide the citizenry
sufficient time to choose the government and representatives they prefer.
As far as police permit is concerned, DAP urges the police to herald a new
era by adopting a paradigm shift that will see the police cooperating with
participants of public gatherings to safeguard their fundamental freedom
To put it crudely, if Burma, the most repressive regime in the world,
tolerated public gatherings for two consecutive weeks before the harsh
crackdown, it is hard to see why the Malaysian authorities cannot stomach
a four-hour peaceful gathering.
I invite members of public who are concerned about the state of democracy
of the country can turn up in full force to support a worthy and noble
cause, i.e. electoral reform.
As yellow is the designated protest color, participants are encouraged to
wear yellow items of clothing, armband or a ribbon from today until
Saturday, 10 Nov.
*Teresa Kok Suh Sim, DAP Publicity Secretary & MP for