Planned: 1,000,000 People Street Rally in KL: Pakatan is NOT involved!

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MACAM MANA KALAU DITAHAN OLEH PIHAK POLIS?

THE PEOPLE’S FESTIVAL, SATURDAY 25 MAY 2013 at Padang Timur in front of Amcorp Mall

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PR: We reject non-democractic option to topple government

Harakahdaily, 21 May 2013

May 21: All three Pakatan Rakyat component parties have come to a common agreement to replace the present government only through democratic channels, and not by force or street rallies.

PAS leaders, secretary general Mustafa Ali and vice president Salahuddin Ayub, said the Islamic party would not support any move to topple the government by force or through street rallies.

Mustafa stressed that there were still avenues to be explored to protest against fraudulent election, including filing petitions in court.

Echoing him, Salahuddin said using force to seek a change of government was not among PAS’s principles.

“Therefore we reject it totally,” said Salahuddin.

DAP chairman Karpal Singh also hit out at those calling for street protest against the BN government, which scraped through victory in the May 5 general election despite losing popular votes.

“I agree there was fraud during the general election but we must address this using the judicial process,” he said.

Likewise, DAP central committee member Anthony Loke said the party had always advocated peace and would not support any move that could lead to chaos.

In agreement, PKR’s Pandan member of parliament Rafizi Ramli said the party was not involved in organising any street rallies.

“I personally don’t agree toppling the government using the streets. But we understand that there are people who want to use the streets because they no longer trust the country’s electoral system,” he was quoted as saying by Sinar Harian.

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Student activist Adam Adli has been arrested in Bangsar today and will be investigated under section 4 of the Sedition Act.

“Was arrested in Bangsar Utama, currently being brought to Jinjang Police Station,” Adam wrote on his Twitter earlier today.

Malaysiakini

‘Changing gov’t by coup undemocratic’
   

Any attempt to effect a change of government through a popular coup is clearly outside the democratic process and will be met with suitable police response, warns Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

“All will agree that the formation of a government must be via democratic process. It never happened (in Malaysia) that a change of government is affected via a coup.

“A coup is outside the democratic process, it sidelines the authority of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong,” Zahid told a press conference at the Bukit Aman federal police headquarters today, after reviewing a police guard-of-honour on his maiden visit there as home minister.

He said this in reference to the arrest of student activist Adam Adli for his speech at a forum last week allegedly (URL LINK) instigating a popular rally to oust the BN-led federal government, claiming irregularities in recent polls which made the ruling coalition win illegitimate.

The rally is planned by pro-democracy activists. Opposition pact Pakatan Rakyat has distanced itself from the controversial rally that is reportedly said to call for a ‘Malaysian spring’ to change the government.

‘Avoid having to pay a steep price’

Pakatan Rakyat component PKR has staged its own rallies nationwide, dubbed the Black 505, to protest what to claim was a ‘blackout’ of democracy in Malaysia through polls irregularities and fraud to allegedly steal electoral victory from the opposition.

Zahid said should such a street rally or coup attempt take place, the police would do their duty and act to preserve law and order.

“There’s no need (to repeat) warnings. Police will take action under our existing laws, without (political) interference.

“You may be willing to pay the price, but avoid having to pay a steep price. Please do not join any illegal rallies,” he further warned.

Zahid asked the organisers to refrain from organising such activities and not to try to challenge the police, for “the law enforcement bodies will and shall act”.

‘No intention to overthrow government’

This evening, the spokesperson for a group of 50-plus non-governmental organisations that is organising the event, Badrul Hisham Shaharin, denied that the rally was intent on overthrowing the government ala ‘Arab spring’ or ‘Malaysian spring’, as claimed by the authorities.

Badrul Hisham, who is better known as Chegubard (right), said the gathering on May 25 by the NGOs is called ‘People’s Festival’ and is directed at bringing back the democratic rights of the people nationwide.

Zahid: Changing gov’t by coup undemocratic

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18 May

We are all

 
 

18 May

Candlelight vigil for in the Jinjang lockup for alleged sedition. About 30 people still here.

 
 

Candlelight vigil for arrested student activist

Saturday, 18 May 2013 Super Admin

Stephanie Sta Maria, fz.com

An overnight candlelight vigil will be held tonight in front of the Jinjang police remand centre, in protest against the arrest of student activist Adam Adli Abd Halim earlier today.

Adam, 24, was picked up by the police outside his Bangsar home at around 4pm and taken straight to Jinjang where he is being charged under the Sedition Act 1948.

 
If found guilty, he could be jailed for up to three years, fined not more than RM5,000 or both.
 
His arrest is believed to be linked to his remarks at a post-election forum organised by Suara Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM) on May 13 where he told the audience that Malaysians “cannot wait for five years to overthrow Umno and BN”.
 
According to fellow activist Mandeep Singh, tonight’s vigil is being organised by Adam’s friends and supporters who will be camping overnight in front of the remand centre.
 
“We call on those who are joining us in solidarity tonight to arrive at 8pm, wear black and bring a tent along,” Mandeep said when contacted this evening.
 
“We will know by tonight which court Adam will be taken to tomorrow for the remand process.”
 
Mandeep added that he was with Adam until the latter was taken into the lock-up, and that Adam was “strong, fine and smiling”.
 
Adam’s lawyer Latheefa Koya meanwhile said the authorities had yet to take an official statement from Adam and were unlikely to do so tonight.
 
“What concerns us is that he was picked up and taken straight to Jinjang which is a remand centre, instead of being questioned and having his statement taken,” she told fz.com.
 
 

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18 May

Stop Arrest & Release All..!

Malaysiakini

Student activist arrested over alleged sedition
   

Student activist Adam Adli has been arrested in Bangsar today and will be investigated under section 4 of the Sedition Act.

“Was arrested in Bangsar Utama, currently being brought to Jinjang Police Station,” Adam wrote on his Twitter earlier today.

Adam, 24, was arrested by ten plainclothes officers at 3.15 pm in front of Malaysiakini’s office, and is currently in the Jinjang police station lock-up awaiting questioning.

NONELathefa Koya is acting as his lawyer.

He is currently in the Jinjang police station lock-up awaiting questioning.

The suspended Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) student is believed to be arrested over the remarks he made during a post-election forum organised by Suara Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM) on May 13.

During the forum, Adam had joined several other anti-government NGOs in calling for a massive street rally to express unhappiness over the electoral process in the country during the May 5 election.

In his short speech, Adam mentioned in passing that he would not mind being charged for sedition for his comments on the night.

Adam is expected to be remanded for at least three days following his detention.

Not new to trouble

The 23-year-old Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) student was previously investigated for removing a flag bearing the image of Prime Minister Najib Razak outside the Umno headquarters in Kuala Lumpur two years ago.

If found guilty under the act, Adam could be jailed for up to three years, fined not more than RM 5,000, or both.

Student activist arrested over alleged sedition

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! Million Malaysian Rally!
1 million Malaysians to rally to demand the resignation or sacking of the EC and to demand fresh ele

harismibrahim.wordpress.com

At the historic Hari Bangsa Malaysia : Selamatkan Demokrasi gathering at the KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall last night, several NGOs issued

1 million Malaysians to rally to demand the resignation or sacking of the EC and to demand fresh elections

Posted on May 14, 2013

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At the historic Hari Bangsa Malaysia : Selamatkan Demokrasi gathering at the KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall last night, several NGOs issued the following statement :

On 10th May, 2013, Solidariti Mahasiswa Malaysia (SMM), supported by Solidariti Anak Muda Mahasiswa Malaysia (SAMMM)  and several  other NGOs, submitted a memorandum to the Elections Commission (EC)to :-

  1. place on record the concerns of the rakyat with regard to the widespread irregularities and fraud observed on polling day on 5th May;
  2. demand that the EC forthwith proffer explanations in respect of the numerous matters raised in the memorandum;
  3. declare that the rakyat reject the outcome of the 13th General Election as announced by the EC;
  4. demand, given that the present EC, given the manner of their conduct of the 13th GE, are perceived as biased and totally unprofessional, that a new Election Commission be immediately constituted, thus requiring the present EC forthwith tender their resignations;
  5. demand that a newly constituted EC, comprising individuals of unquestionable integrity and who will enjoy the confidence of the rakyat, oversee the holding of fresh elections;
  6. declare that any government now appointed under the leadership of Dato Seri Najib Tun Razak does not enjoy the mandate of a majority of legitimate voters.

We also note that subsequent to the presentation of the memorandum, the EC had been given seven (7) days to respond, failing which, the rakyat would take to the streets in protest  to pursue these demands.

We have since read in full the memorandum presented to the EC and now indorse the memorandum in solidarity with SMM, SAMMM and the several other NGOs.

We also join SMM, SAMMM and the several other NGOs in warning the EC that unless these demands are adhered to, they will have to face protests by the rakyat until these demands are met.

  1. Asalkan Bukan UMNO (ABU)
  2. Kill The Bill
  3. Mama Bersih
  4. Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM)
  5. Tindak Malaysia
  6. Parti Rakyat Malaysia
  7. REFSA
  8. GM13
  9. PRO-Mahasiswa
  10. Angkatan Pembebasan Bangsa Malaysia

At the end of the evening’s program, a declaration was drafted, read out to and approved by all present.

The declaration, in substance :

We, the rakyat, reject the results of the 13th GE as announced by the EC, and call for the resignation or sacking of the presently constituted EC.

We demand that fresh elections, free and fair, be held and be conducted by a newly constituted EC that enjoys the confidence of the rakyat.

To this end, we call on 1 million rakyat to rally in Kuala Lumpur on a date soon to be set.

Million Voices-Barlowgirl lyrics

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Free Malaysia Today

Haris: Street rally will go on

Alyaa Azhar | May 16, 2013

It does not hinge on Pakatan Rakyat’s support, says ABU’s Haris Ibrahim.

PETALING JAYA: Anything But Umno (ABU) spokesperson Haris Ibrahim said that a street rally against the Barisan Nasional federal government will go on with or without Pakatan Rakyat’s support.

When asked if he will call off the rally following Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s objection to it, he said: “This is not Pakatan Rakyat’s initiative, rather, it is the rakyat’s initiative.”

“The rally is not hinged on Pakatan’s support. The latest announcement by Anwar yesterday that Pakatan does not condone streets rallis has no bearing on our initiative,” he said.

Haris, however, said that no date has been set for the street rally.

Social activist Hishamuddin Rais echoed Haris’ view by saying that the decision to go on with the street rally will be taken by the rakyat and not Pakatan Rakyat.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2013/05/16/haris-street-rally-will-go-on

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PAKATAN AND DAP SAY, “NO!”

Free Malaysia Today

Pakatan steers clear of Haris’ demo plan

Lisa J. Ariffin | May 15, 2013

Pakatan Rakyat leader Anwar says they do not condone overthrowing government through street demonstrations.

PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Rakyat today said the coalition does not condone overthrowing ruling Barisan Nasional through mass street demonstrations.

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was responding to activist Haris Ibrahim’s statement that pro-Pakatan Rakyat NGOs would topple the federal government through massive street rallies.

“The proposal has never been submitted to us, it has never been discussed by Pakatan. Those are the views of some NGOs,” Anwar told a press conference here after a meeting involving Pakatan leaders.

He however did not fully disregard the idea of street demonstrations. Anwar maintained that street demonstrations should be held in a peaceful and orderly manner.

“We will confine purely to peaceful rallies at designated places.

Pakatan steers clear of Haris’ demo plan

Free Malaysia Today

DAP rejects street protests to topple BN

G Vinod | May 15, 2013

DAP chairman Karpal Singh says such protests, as proposed by Haris Ibrahim, could turn unruly if not handled properly.

KUALA LUMPUR: DAP chairman Karpal Singh today rebuked activist Haris Ibrahim for calling for street protests to topple the Barisan Nasional (BN) government.

Speaking at a press conference today, Karpal said that he could not accept the call for street protests despite agreeing that the recent general election was marred with irregularities.

“I agree there were fraud during the general election but we must address this using the court process,” he said.

Yesterday, Haris was reported as saying that pro-Pakatan Rakyat NGO’s would topple the federal government through massive street rallies.

He said that the people could not wait for another five years to dislodge BN as democracy is not working in Malaysia.

However, Haris qualified his statement by saying that he was not talking about violent street protests against BN.

DAP rejects street protests to topple BN

Malaysiakini

Pakatan: We are not involved in ‘topple gov’t rally’
   

Pakatan Rakyat has distanced itself from a call by some activists for a rally to topple the government.

According to PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim, the proposal was never mooted to Pakatan parties.

“This was never submitted to us, (and) never discussed by Pakatan Rakyat.

people are the boss forum 220208 harris ibrahim“Pakatan is purely confined to peaceful rallies organised by Pakatan and the relevant NGOs…,” he told reporters today.

Activists at a recent forum had mooted a ‘One Million People’ rally this Saturday for the purpose of toppling the government, following allegations of electoral fraud.

Anything but Umno (ABU) coordinator Harris Ibrahim (right) was quoted by Free Malaysia Today as saying that people will take to the streets.

“The people cannot wait anymore. We don’t want to wait another five years. We will take to the streets,” he was quoted as saying.

Anwar stressed that Pakatan is committed to keeping the rallies peaceful.

“In the case of Johor, we moved from three venues just to accommodate police concerns,” he added.

‘Black 505 rallies an avenue for the people’

However, he noted that Pakatan will continue to organise Black 505 protest rallies to provide people the avenue to “express disgust” over the alleged fraud.

He added that Pakatan has collected evidence to prove these and will be filing at least 30 election petitions.

Pakatan: We are not involved in ‘topple gov’t rally’

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Haris acknowledged that street rallies could turn violent due to the presence of agent provocateurs and if the police responded with high-handed actions.

However, he said this should not deter the people.

“This cannot be discounted, but this should not serve as a deterrent for the rakyat who feel cheated [with regard to this election],” he added.

Free Malaysia Today

Haris: I’m not advocating violence

RK Anand | May 14, 2013

The ABU leader says that the planned street rally to oust the BN government is not a clarion call for a violent uprising.

PETALING JAYA: Haris Ibrahim, who caused a stir with his proclamation that the Barisan Nasional government will be toppled through a show of people power, stressed that he is not advocating violence.

Responding to those who associated the planned rally with a violent uprising, the Anything But Umno (ABU) leader said: “Certainly no violence is planned. We don’t intend that at all.”

Haris also pointed out that the movement was representing all Malaysians, including those in the security forces, their children and grandchildren.

“Those in the security forces saw their colleagues lay down their lives in the battle against the foreign intrusion in Lahad Datu [Sabah]. But here, the BN government brings in foreigners to vote. So have their sacrifices been in vain?” he asked.

Haris, a lawyer by profession, was referring to the claim that foreign nationals were brought in to vote in favour of Barisan Nasional, a charge which the latter denied.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2013/05/14/haris-im-not-propagating-violence

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Malaysiakini

‘1 million people’ street rally planned for KL
   
NGOs led by Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM) and Asalkan Bukan Umno (ABU) have pledged to mobilise at least one million people in the streets of Kuala Lumpur for a mammoth rally against electoral fraud later this month.
 
SAMM head Badrul Hisham Shaharin, better known as Chegubard, said the people would be informed of the date and the meeting points five days in advance.
 
He and other NGO leaders argued for the rally at a discussion on electoral fraud and democracy at the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall last night.
 
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The rally, if it attracts the anticipated attendance, will surpass the crowds seen at a series of Pakatan Rakyat rallies held in Kelana Jaya, Penang and Ipoh since last week.NONE“We had planned this for May 18, but there were objections from some sections of our supporters who felt (there was not enough time) to mobilise (people),” Chegubard told Malaysiakini.Blogger Hishamuddin Rais (right), also a speaker at last night’s session, said the time has come for the people to keep the ‘promise’ that they would go to the streets if there was fraud during the 13th general election.”The (electoral) system has been created for Umno. They will do anything for a win. It is only your thickness that makes you think that Umno can be removed from government through elections.“This is not a threat. It’s a promise,” Hishamuddin said to a rapturous applause from the crowd of 1,000 people.”Arrange a massive movement. If someone asks me to produce evidence about electoral fraud, I would say he is stupid. I have been writing about this for donkey’s years.”Hishamuddin’s thoughts were echoed by ABU leader Haris Ibrahim, who also said the rakyat should act and not just wait another five years for another opportunity to change the government.

‘1 million people’ street rally planned for KL

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Free Malaysia Today

‘BN will be toppled this year’

Lisa J. Ariffin | May 14, 2013

A massive street rally is being planned to overthrow the ruling government.

KUALA LUMPUR: Pro-Pakatan Rakyat groups have vowed to overthrow the Barisan Nasional government this year through a massive street rally.

Speakers at a forum held yesterday unanimously agreed that waiting for five years until the next
general election was too long, and vowed to overthrow BN this year through “force”.

The street rally is rumoured to be as early as May 17 or 18 to overthrow BN and capture Putrajaya.

“We will take to the streets and take over Putrajaya. If we really want to overthrow them, there is no other way. Democracy does not work,” Haris Ibrahim from ABU (Anything But Umno) told the 1,500-strong crowd here.

“The people cannot wait anymore. We don’t want to wait another five years. We will take the streets,” he added.

PKR vice-president and Batu MP Tian Chua mirrored Haris’ cry to overthrow BN through force, and said it was the people’s choice.

“The decision to wait another five years or fight is not the right of Pakatan leaders, the results during the polls were not of Pakatan… but the rakyat’s,” he said.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2013/05/14/bn-will-be-toppled-this-year/

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