Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Heavy police presence at Tugu Negara and Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR: Electoral reform group Bersih 2.0 members have gathered in Tugu Negara here to protest against the tabling of the redelineation report in Parliament.

Approximately 200 protestors clad in Bersih 2.0's signature yellow t-shirt carrying placards arrived at Tugu Negara at 8am Wednesday (March 28).

Heavy police presence was seen at the vicinity of Tugu Negara and outside Parliament House.

Members of the Light Strike Force (LSF) were also seen forming a human barricade along the entrances of Tugu Negara.

It is understood that only 10 people would be allowed to enter Parliament to hand over a memorandum.

Pakatan Harapan president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail arrived at Tugu Negara around 8.30am and immediately proceeded towards a makeshift stage to deliver her speech.

"This is our right to vote and this is our future. We are the voters and we must do something..."

At the same time, activist Hishamuddin Rais also delivered chants of "reformasi, reformasi (reform)."

Former Bersih 2.0 chairman Ambiga Sreenevasan, who was also present, told protestors that voters must hold the Electoral Commission (EC) accountable over the redelineation report.

"We must make our voices heard. We must tell them that we don't accept the report at all," she added.

The EC's report on the constituency redelineation will be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat today despite claims by opposition lawmakers that it would be sub judice (under judicial consideration and thus prohibited from public discussion elsewhere) to do so.

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