Saturday, June 18, 2011

BERSIH 2.0 RALLY TO BE CANCELLED...

IF THE ELECTION COMMISSION ACCEDES TO OUR EIGHT DEMANDS!

These are our eight demands as voiced through BERSIH 2.0:

  1. Clean the electoral roll
  2. Reform postal vote
  3. Use indelible ink
  4. Free and fair access to media
  5. Minimum 21 days campaign period
  6. Strengthen public institutions
  7. Stop corruption
  8. Stop dirty politics


It's up to you, Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof. As chairman of the Malaysian Election Commission, you have the authority to accede immediately and unconditionally to these eight demands. We know you are answerable to your political masters in UMNO.

However, if you are indeed a man of honor and believe in universal virtues like fairness, integrity and the importance of clean and fair elections, then  there is absolutely no reason why you cannot call a media conference within a week and declare your wholehearted support of BERSIH 2.0's demands - which are entirely reasonable and can only bring the nation one step closer to political maturity. If your masters in UMNO disagree, the least you can do is resign in protest. This way you will be lauded for your courage and nobility - instead of reviled as another corrupt functionary of a morally decadent and increasingly unpopular regime.

Election Commission chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof
Many of us are looking forward to some street action on July 9th - but if you take the initiative and listen to the voice of the voters, we are more than happy to quietly celebrate at home this major victory for democracy.
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