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Monday, 21 November 2016


Bersih crowds at Masjid Jamik on Nov 19, 2016 early afternoon

Date:               Nov 25, 2016 (Friday)

Time:               5.30pm to 7.30pm

Venue:             KL Chinese Assembly Hall

Nov 19, 2016 saw the mass movement of Malaysian citizens in yellow into the KL streets demanding for institutional reform. It is estimated that over 40,000 Malaysians walked the streets in peaceful demonstration. While there were many restrictions placed nonetheless, we saw a sizable multi ethnic Malaysian society participate.

What lessons can we learn from Bersih5? Has Bersih5 enlarged the space for democratic peaceful expressions?

From the way the citizens showed support to the Bersih5 demands? And citizens peaceful action. The global nature of Bersih demonstrations.

From the way Police and enforcement responded? The lock down of inner KL city and dataran area? Professional action? The arrest, raid on Bersih office and officials? The use of SOSMA in detaining Bersih Chairperson Maria Chin.

From the way the politicians have responded from both sides of the divide. From the ruling government and from the opposition.

From the way media has portrayed the event? Fair reflection and analysis –mainstream and social media.

From the way academics and public intellectuals have analysies Bersih5? What are their observations?

Proham is facilitating the space for a discussion among various stakeholders concerning the Bersih5 movement with the view of providing an analysis based on the fundamental liberties of the Federal Constitution (Article 10) and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article 20). 

The objective is to empower citizens action for institutional reform, good governance and enhance parliamentary democracy in Malaysian society

Panel of Speakers

Datuk Kuthubul (Proham Chair)
Ms Firdaus Husni, (Bar Council)
Mr Rama Ramanthan (Bersih Representative)
Suhakam Spokesperson
Ms Firdaus Husni, (Bar Council)
Police /KDN spokesperson
Dr Khoor Ying Hooi (University Malaya / Proham volunteer)

Panel moderated by Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria (Proham Secretary General)

Participation by Registration: &

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