Solidarity protest for clean and fair elections and immediate release of Bersih activists

On July 1, students, activists and press gathered outside the Malaysian Embassy, Bangkok, in response to the Malaysian Government’s arrest of more than a hundred members of the coalition network Bersih 2.0 consisting of various Malaysian human rights organizations campaigning for reforms in the electoral system.

Many of the detainees were arrested simply for wearing a yellow shirt with the Bersih logo or possessing something associated with the network and was planning to attend this year’s Bersih 2.0 rally for clean and fair elections, scheduled to take place in Kuala Lumpur on July 9. Already on June 25, thirty members of the Malaysian Socialist Party (PSM) were arrested and are under investigation for an attempt to ‘wage war against Malaysia’s monarch’. If charged under this Section of the Malaysian Penal Code, a person may be imprisoned for life. During the following few days, more than a hundred people were arrested for giving out pamphlets about the rally or wearing a Bersih t-shirt which, according to the Malaysian authorities, is said to “disrupt public order”.

The action taken by the Malaysian authorities to suppress the planned Bersih 2.0 rally is a severe setback for freedom of expression and democracy in Malaysia. Charles Tou, student at Thammasat University and one of the organizers of the Bangkok solidarity protest says; “to be democratic, a government must allow for change, must allow for improvements”.

With many signs such as “Free Bersih” and a PSM flag, the protestors marched to the front of the embassy shouting “Bersih”. A memorandum was read in both Thai and English condemning the arrest of the Bersih activists and calling for their immediate release. A number of copies were then distributed to the press and many of the Embassy staff.

The organizers of the protest were invited inside the gates to speak with Mr. Nazarudin Ja’afar, First Secretary of the Embassy. He promised that the memorandum would be passed on to Prime Minister Mr. Najib Razak, but that he could not promise any reaction on the part of the Government. However, if the situation is not changed Mr. Ja’afar said the activists are welcome back to the embassy to protest as it is their right to express their opinion.

The protestors will follow up the situation in Malaysia and are considering arranging a small protest in Bangkok on July 9 to highlight the Bersih 2.0 rally scheduled to take place the same day in Kuala Lumpur.

Prachatai is funded directly

Prachatai is funded directly by the United States Government to the tune of 1.5 million baht. They fail to disclose this anywhere on their site, for obvious reason...

NED in turn hosts an array of degenerate Neo-Con warmongering scum, and their interests are neither "democracy" nor "human rights."

Freedom House, which Prachatai loves to cite, includes Kenneth Adelman on their board of trustees - Adelman in turn was Thaksin's former lobbyist.

Prachatai, post your funding on your website, people have a right to know and judge for themselves how "independent" and "journalistic" you are after receiving money directly from a foreign government.

I really like these pictures,

I really like these pictures, with the US funded, created Otpor fist on the flag, and on the back of that brown shirt - and the Yingluck red shirt - nice touch.

Prachatai = total fraud. You are either useful idiots or knowingly promoting these corporate-scumbags just to line your pockets - and then hide your funding.

You are traitors, knowingly or unknowingly, don't pine when you end up in jail.

Prachatai's US government

Prachatai's US government funding:

NED itself has a Neo-Con lined board of directors.

The Bersih 2.0 rally at the Malaysian Embassy featured several NED funded organizations, who were protesting on behalf of Bersih ALSO a NED funded organization.

Please look at the facts.

The guy above is a CIA agent,

The guy above is a CIA agent, very twisted guy.. he likes to support Regimes like in Thailand and loves communism.

All I ask is people look at

All I ask is people look at the evidence provided and think for themselves.

Malaysia's Bersih received money from US government via National Endowment for Democracy's (NED) National Democratic Institute as well as billionaire bankster George Soros' Open Society.

Prachatai also gets money from US government, NED also and lies to its readership - refuses to disclose its funding.

Prachatai covered a recent Bangkok protest for Bersih, which included the "People's Empowerment Foundation" ALSO US government NED funded.

All these fake protests with dupe organizations are all US funded - not a coincidence. They are pushing to get Thaksin and Anwar Ibrahim back in power because they are long time Washington stooges. Anwar is a regular guest at NED events, worked for World Bank and IMF, and is a lecturer at a US university famous for creating crook politicians.

Thaksin works on record for Washington through their various lobbying firms Baker Botts, BGR, Edelman, Kobre & Kim and Amsterdam & Peroff.

"TC is a CIA Agent" to show

"TC is a CIA Agent" to show how stupid your comment is - the above mentioned PSM is a MARXIST political party in Malaysia that is supporting globalist-stooge Anwar Ibrahim.

Of course, facts are not Prachatai's nor its audience's strong suit.

How's your New World Order

How's your New World Order friends doing?