The Bersih steering committee sang at a fundraising concert last night, bringing over RM13,000 for the cause.
The performance led by Bersih co-chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan is one of over a dozen performances lined up for the seven-hour gig at the Petaling Jaya City Council stadium, starting from 4pm.
“Bersih, Bersih, Bersih, we want clean elections. Bersih, Bersih, Bersih, we want clean politics. Bersih, Bersih, Bersih, we want clean media… Don’t lie to us, we are not stupid,” their song went, before inviting the 800-strong audience to sing along.
Meanwhile, bands such as Republic of Brickfields and singers like Ray Cheong also performed at the rock concert, where during an intermission at about 7pm, a documentary about political aide Teoh Beng Hock’s death was screened.
Outside the venue, some 50 stalls had been set up by businesses and NGOs to sell food, books, cartoons, video CDs of political speeches as well as a variety of political paraphernalia such as Bersih-themed handphone casings.
Bersih collects RM13,000 from concert
PETALING JAYA, Oct 14 – Electoral reforms movement Bersih 2.0 has collected over RM13,000 in donations from the public during its concert for clean and free elections at the Kelana Jaya stadium here last night.
Despite the rain, the concert which started at 4.30pm attracted a crowd of around 500 people, with most of them being Bersih supporters.
Bersih co-chair Datuk A. Samad Said told the crowd that the funds collected will be used in its fight to ensure the government fulfills its eight demands for free and fair elections.
“We will not succeed without all your help,” the national laureate said last night.
The national laureate, also known as Pak Samad, hoped that the spirit to fight for Bersih’s eight demands will be sparked through the concert.
Bersih will be organising a concert aimed at jogging the Election Commission’s memory that it has yet to fulfill the movement’s eight-point demand for electoral reform.
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Bersih to rock next Saturday
The watchdog will hold a concert to remind the government that their eight electoral demands have not been met.
KUALA LUMPUR: Election reform watchdog Bersih is all set to rock the Kelana Jaya Stadium next Saturday.
Named the Bersih 8T concert, referring to the watchdog’s eight electoral demands, it would begin at 6pm and end at 11.30pm.
The eight are indelible ink, clean electoral roll, postal vote reforms, 21-day campaign period, free and fair access to the media, strengthening public institutions and an end to corruption.
Visitors are welcomed to attend the event as early as 4pm since there are NGOs that would be selling their merchandises to members of the public.
Those attending would be required to donate a minimum of RM5 to gain entry.
The developments on the concert can also be followed via Twitter using the tag #bersihrocks.
Among the artistes who would be performing are blues singer Ito, musician Ray Cheong, Nik Jidan and Michelle. There are also music bands such as the Soul Saviour, Republic of Brickfields and Wayfarers.
The highlight of the concert, according to steering committee member Hishamuddin Rais, would be a song by the steering committee members led by Ambiga.
|9:45AM Sep 28, 2012|
Failing to win the government’s ear for clean and fair elections, electoral reform group Bersih will again rock the government – this time not with street protests but with punk and rock bands.
Bersih will be organising a concert aimed at jogging the Election Commission’s memory that it has yet to fulfill the movement’s eight-point demand for electoral reform, said the Bersih steering committee in a statement yesterday.
It noted that five months after over 100,000 people took to the streets of Kuala Lumpur on April 28 demanding reform, the government was still unwilling to listen.
The Rock Concert
Among the performers lined up are Ito, Julian Mokhtar and the Gang, Soul Saviors (the winners at Pesta Lagu Jalanan), Republic of Brickfields, punk band Dum Dum Tak, Canto rock band Hui Se De Dai and Ray Cheong.
“There will also be Bersih activities for all ages and a special song by the Bersih steering committee. National laureate A Samad Said co-chairperson of Bersih will also read a special poem at this event.”
Bersih to govt: A rock concert remainder – Malaysiakini
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