Bersih submits memorandum urging govt to implement political reforms

The coalition stands firmly against any form of double standards within the legal system.

27 Feb 2024 11:00am

KUALA LUMPUR - About 100 Bersih demonstrators gathered near the Parliament here today to demand their #Reformasi100peratus demands and submit their memorandum.

The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) had gathered at Tugu Negara at 7.30am and marched towards the Parliament at 8am.

Speaking at the demonstration, Bersih’s representative Asraf Sharafi Mohd Azhar outlined the demands of #Reformasi100peratus.

“We strongly advocate for the government to commit to a comprehensive 100 per cent reform agenda, encompassing all sectors and aspects of governance.

“It is imperative that political cases involving corruption are not granted Discharge Not Amounting to Acquittal (DNAA), as this would undermine accountability and the rule of law.

“Additionally, the principle of legal sovereignty must be upheld, ensuring that no individual or entity is above the law,” he said.

Asraf also said that Bersih stands firmly against any form of double standards within the legal system and calls for the establishment of fair and equitable laws that apply equally to all parties without bias or favouritism.

Today’s Bersih demonstrators were not allowed to protest in front of the Parliament but the protest instead took place near the main entrance gate of the Parliament.

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At the rally, they were seen carrying placards and banners which stated ‘Reformasi 100%’ and ‘Kita Tuntut Reformasi Bukan Kompromi' (we demand for reform not compromise).

The protesters also showed placards that read ‘Pengampunan Dua Darjat' (double standard pardon), 'We Are Watching You', 'Malu Apa Madani' and more.

Meanwhile, Pasir Gudang Member of Parliament Hassan Karim was seen representing the government's Member of Parliament to receive the memorandum.

He said in a brief speech that he would continue to demand reforms in Parliament as demanded by the people.

"I have no interest, when I die, I will be calm because this reform will be continued by others.

"We have to have the courage to speak the truth, to bring about change (even if) it is not easy, especially the test when we are done," he said.

The demonstrators dispersed peacefully at about 10.15am.