Tuesday, November 9, 2010



We, the BERSIH 2.0 steering committee, invite your organisation to join and unite with us to advance clean and fair elections in Malaysia. Much still needs to be done and Bersih 2.0 needs your support and help to make the mission come true for a democratic Malaysia.

BERSIH 2.0 believes that it is only when elections are clean and fair, can citizens determine their own destiny and expect holders of public office to act accountably and effectively. The road to electoral reform is part and parcel of the democratic process to put into place the rule of law, human rights protection, good governance and sustainable development in Malaysia. As citizens we can make this our reality.

The key issues of electoral reform include

1. A complete revision of the electoral roll to ensure that the existing irregularities are removed and a roll with full integrity is in place.

2. The use of indelible ink (as is done in Indonesia and India) to prevent multiple voting.

3. The reform of postal voting to abolish the existing separate electoral roll for postal voters and to make it flexible for all voters, at home or abroad, with valid reasons to opt for postal voting.

4. Free and fair media access for all contesting parties, which should include: (a) free access to state-owned media especially television and radio; (b) fair paid access (political advertisement) to private media; and (c) provision of the right of reply for all contesting parties and personalities who are covered negatively in news reports.

5. A meaningful minimum campaign period of 21 days.

6. Fair and professional practices in constituency redelineation exercises to minimise malapportionment, gerrymandering and consequent disproportionality in seats and votes.

7. Automatic registration of all eligible voters.

8. Reduction of the voting eligibility age from 21 to 18 years old.

9. Reform in electoral financing to ensure transparency and limit the influence of money politics.

10. Administrative neutrality of all levels of governments before, during and after general and by-elections for the federal and state legislatures.

11. Affirming the right of all students of 18 years and above, to participate in politics inside and outside campus.

Bersih 2.0, whilst acknowledging the importance of the reform agenda of Bersih, is now relaunched as a fully non-partisan coalition of civil society groups. It is a movement of ordinary citizens asserting the right of all, to clean and fair elections as guaranteed by law. We must ensure our votes and voices count.

We, therefore, warmly invite you and your organisations to join us and extend your full support to ensure that the next election and future ones will be clean, fair and democratic.

The details of the launch are as follows:

Date: 10 November 2010 (Wednesday)
Time: 8.30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.
Venue: PJ Civic Hall, Jalan Yong Shook Lin, Petaling Jaya.

Please bring your members and friends to the launch. You can contact Nurul at 03-77844977 for more information. If you have not joined BERSIH 2.0 as a member, we have enclosed a membership form for your action.

Yours sincerely,
Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan

The Steering Committee of BERSIH 2.0 comprises:
Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan, (Chairperson), Andrew Khoo, Arumugam K., Dr Farouk Musa, Haris Ibrahim, Liau Koh Fah, Maria Chin Abdullah, Richard Y W Yeoh, Dr Toh Kin Woon, Dr Wong Chin Huat, Yeoh Yang Poh and Zaid Kamaruddin.



LibangLibu said...

Tuan Zorro,

why must bersih 2.0?

why not bersih 1.9, 1.3, 1.5 like kereta Proton Wira?

thee he he

Anonymous said...

Not the best time to bring out Bersih 2.0. PKR elections are in shambles and it will be a joke for any PKR members to join Bersih 2.0.

One can argue that this is exactly the time to introduce Bersih 2.0 but this line of argument won't hold water. In the eyes of the lay people, Bersih 2.0 and Pakatan Rakyat stands on the same side ... but lately, the behaviour of some influential people on that side seems to mimicked the other side.

Anonymous said...

Let's forget about PR. They are hopeless. Gila kuasa. PKR, PAS,Perak DAP, Selangor DAP, what can these hopeless leaders do for the rakyat. The head gets so big when PR win big that they have forgotten the rakyat whom they have been wooing when come election time. Look at Penang, we have Batu Lanchang & Sg. Pinang DAP reps. Very arrogant and snobbish as if the rakyat have to kowtow to them when asking for help or assistance. Remember it is the rakyat who put you where you are today but we can also put you down where you were before. So buck. Don't talk cock all the time. These people don't belong to Bersih 2.0 Disgrace..

Anonymous said...

It is emerging that Zaid is a trojan from umno.

Anonymous said...

Even if the AG had raped an UMNO Minister’s daughter, these Barisan MPs will vote against the RM10.00 cut.

They do not know the meaning of justice and fair play.

Nazri is playing for time. The cabinet will do nothing. Just mark my words. These idiots, including the PM, owe their lives to Gani. They will protect him.

Anonymous said...

Waste time! Malaysia is beyond help.

I voted for PR in the last election, and look what have they done?? Nothing at all. Infact, PR aduns are looking very arrogant.

Bumi Boy said...

Hahaha what a joke Uncle Zorro.
Keadilan should not attend because they don't know how to cnduct elections.
Can you invite Tun M to chair the get-together?

Anonymous said...

Zaid is not a trojan !

He is just a happy drunkard with damaged memory. Yeah he loves giving Press Conferences at his posh Bungalow. He too is a Malay

Anonymous said...

MCA investment arm Huaren Holdings Sdn Bhd is to acquire a stake in Tanjong PLC's gaming business, the third largest in Malaysia's numbers industry after Berjaya Sports Toto and Magnum.

MCA is promoting Judi?
BN is endorsing this?
More like MCA as an agent for UMNO in this haram activity to raise money for election warchest?

Why Perkasa is quiet on this?

Sang Kancil Guru said...

Goodness, is that Dr M in that poster with his eyes blacked out like a voodoo zombie???

Anonymous said...

"Aiyo mana ada perkataan besih dalam kamus"

The basic civil consciousness is not there, people are so intoxicated with corrupt practices, there is no sincere political will to cultivate civil consciousness and healthy society.

The current regime is continuation of mamak regime of corrupt, rogue, tyrannic, despotic, barbaric regime.

Can corrupt, rogue, tyrannic, despotic, barbaric ideologies be changed overnight?.

Boleh Kalau Alaudin lamp is around. Just like University Utara Chancellor said in their open ceremony, I quote "We want to turn this University into Harvard or better". Typical piggery fantasy and wishful thinking without basis.

What a bodohland with all the bodoh sub-specy.