BERSIH: Palace asked for list of delegates

 

Latest on the 10 November 2007 gathering of 100,000 people

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Posted by: raja petra

Malaysia TodayAt 11.00am this morning, a delegation from BERSIH went to the Istana Negara to hand deliver a letter to Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Alwathiqubillah Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin ibni Almarhum Sultan Mahmud Almuktafi Billah Shah. The letter was basically to inform Tuanku about the rakyat’s ‘visit’ to the Istana on Saturday, 10 November 2007.The Istana has asked BERSIH to submit the names of the representatives of the 100,000 delegation who will be going into the Istana to deliver the Rakyat’s Memorandum. Invariably, 100,000 people will not be able to go into the Istana. This is an indication that Tuanku has perkenan (consented) to receive the representatives of the 100,000 delegation.

(Photo) v gayathry -CIJ, faizal -BERSIH Secretariat , ronnie -DAP, fuziah -PKR , siva -PKR and dr dzul -PAS outside the Istana Negara.

The ADC of Istana Negara asked Bersih to furnish a list of delegation to the Istana for the Nov 10 event. I see it as a positive signal from the Istana.

At the pc today, I urged Malaysians of all races and from all over the country (incl Sabah and Sarawak) to turn up at Dataran Merdeka and remember to wear a yellow ribbon, a yellow T-shirt or yellow baju Melayu (like Fuziah).

Even those who could not make it to the DM at 3 pm are encouraged to don yellow for the big day as a support of the demand for a clean and fair election.

I also informed the press that there will be a forum at the Selangor KL Chinese Assembly on Thursday evening to explain the significance of Nov 10 rally to the Malaysian rakyat. Speakers incl Dr Toh Kin Woon, Cikgu Loot Ting Yee, Lim Guan Eng , Wong Chin Huat and Tian Chua.

I will be speaking at the Bersih ceramah in Shah Alam tonight to promote the peaceful gathering.

 

C U there!

One Response to “BERSIH: Palace asked for list of delegates”

  1. ronnie Says:

    Bersih closer to palace appointment
    Chua Sue-Ann
    Nov 6, 07 7:03pm malaysiakini

    Bersih, the coalition for clean and fair elections, has submitted a letter to the National Palace, seeking an appointment for its representatives to hand over a memorandum at 5pm on Saturday.

    Its seven-member delegation was received by Zainab Mohammad, secretary to the King’s private secretary, this morning. When contacted, Zainab confirmed the meeting without giving details.

    The Bersih team included PAS think-tank head Dr Zulkifli Ahmad, PKR vice-resident Sivarasa Rasiah, Centre for Independent Journalism executive director V Gayathry, Bersih secretariat member Faisal Mustaffa, PKR election director Fuziah Salleh and DAP central executive committee member Ronnie Liu.

    While the polls watchdog hopes that its memorandum on electoral reform can be submitted directly to the King, Faisal (photo) believes that this is unlikely, as it has never happened before.

    When contacted for details, he said that he expects the document to be received by the King’s private secretary instead.

    He also said the palace is aware that a public rally will be held from 3pm at Dataran Merdeka, from where demonstrators will march to the palace. The organisers hope to attract some 10,000 participants, all dressed in yellow to make an impact.

    Faisal also said the delegation was informed that the King has shown interest in reading the memorandum.

    Meanwhile, Bersih’s website was hacked a second time today, believed to be the same person who had launched the cyber-attack on Sunday.

    In the earlier attempt, the hacker left a message saying that the mass assembly had been cancelled, but the website was restored by yesterday.

    At the time of writing, the website had yet to be reinstated after the second attack.

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