A movement declaring themselves as BERSIH intend to organize a public rally in Kuala Lumpur to put up their 8 demands as follows:
1. CLEAN THE ELECTORAL ROLL
2. REFORM POSTAL VOTE
3. USE INDELIBLE INK
4. FREE & FAIR ACCESS TO MEDIA
5. MINIMUM 21 DAYS CAMPAIGN PERIOD
6. STRENGTHEN PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
7. STOP CORRUPTION
8. STOP DIRTY POLITICS
Even though the BERSIH group claims that this gathering is an initiative of a civil society, the 8 demands put forward by them clearly indicates that it is in collaboration with the opposition parties. All these 8 demands were reflected in the JINGGA book proposed by the opposition leader, Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak, ever since he become Pime Minister, has proposed a Transformation Plan and implementing it vigorously to reform the government machinery in order to provide an efficient , clean and better service to rakyat.
With this, many countries around the world has declared Malaysia as a model state for managing the country justly, a country of diverse origin, culture, religion and political beliefs. The International bodies to has also vouched the endeavours of BN government to uphold the basic principles and virtues of democracy. Even the world Human Rights Organizations praised the Malaysian government for having initiated the COMMISSION ON HUMAN RINGHTS and ensure clean elections for the people to elect freely their government without fear or favour.
BERSIH alleged that the Malaysian election procedures are fraudulent or not ‘clean’. But one will wonder how the opposition parties (PKR, DAP and PAS) able to win 82 Parliament seats and many State seats in 2008 general election and form state governments in 5 prominent states in Peninsular Malaysia (Selangor, Perak, Penang, Kedah and Kelantan) If the election proses and procedures are fraudulent not clean. BN government always make sure and gurantee a clean election conducted by an election commission which is free of BN government influence or control as alleged by the BERSIH in collaboration with the opposition parties.
The citizens at large, rakyat, were not forced or intimidated to chose a particular party, but they were given freedom to elect the government of their choice with free will. In addition, PM Najib Tun Razak initiatives gives more freedom and power to rakyat and media to be critical his government openly. He even encourage rakyat to engage with him directly to channel their views to further strengthen the virtues of democracy and good governance.
Najib Tun Razak has embarked a total war against corruption whilst initiating many transformation plan to make the diverse population united, prosperous , happy and safe. A democratic government make policy and decisions based on the voices of majority and not dictated by a small group of people, who claim to be non- governmental but in reality working with opposition parties.
Needless to saya that BERSIH gathering is a gathering planned in collaboration with Opposition parties . Rakyat fear and restive that the BERSIH gathering may interrupt and bring more chaos to the peaceful life enjoyed by many Malaysians. Hence, I call upon the rakyat to join hands to say NO to BERSIH gathering.
Responsible citizens who are concern about the unity, security and peace should come forward to support the initiatives of Najib Tun Razak’s government to make Malaysian free from chaos deemed to be caused by some irresponsible people who are working with some anti- nationals, disguising themselves as champions of democracy. We must keep away from BERSIH because they are confusing the rakyat to fish votes to meet their political agenda that is capture Putrajaya.