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BERSIH Rally in London

November 8, 2007

Would a more transparent, efficient and effective electoral system hurt the country? Could any rational person say “No”?

So why is it that there are those in UMNO and the police who are dead set against the BERSIH rally this Saturday? Why is Khairy Jamaluddin saying that the organisers of the rally should be arrested?

Let’s ask ourselves a few simple questions and see where they lead us. Why should the organisers be arrested? For peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression? Is what BERSIH advocating really that bad? Bad for whom? And why? This shouldn’t be a partisan issue.

UMNO should be there campaigning alongside PAS and PKR because an improved electoral system is good for the country. And all political parties have the country’s best interest at heart, don’t they? You get the picture.

The spin doctors in UMNO should take Psychology 101 because UMNO comes out of this stinking to high heaven.

I am not affiliated with any political party but I am sick and tired of reading about tales of phantom postal voters and people being registered without their knowledge. Do I want improvements to Malaysia’s electoral system? The more pertinent question is this: WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND DOESN’T WANT AN IMPROVED ELECTORAL SYSTEM?

Unfortunately I won’t be in KL to attend the rally on Saturday. But I will be in London. And there is a small BERSIH rally at 2 p.m. on Saturday (10th November) in London outside the Malaysian Students Department which is situated at 30 – 34 Queensborough Terrace (Googlemap).

If you’re in London and you want to make it known that you want free and fair elections in Malaysia then I’ll see you there. Oh, and wear something yellow!

In the meantime if you have any questions about the BERSIH rally in London please call Anwar (no, not that Anwar…) at 0776 955 4266.