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