Himpunan Janji Bersih 2012 Which Organize By Gabungan Janji, A Coalition of 47 NGO’s

History on the year of 2012 – The Rakyat of Malaysia had been stopped to entering to Dataran Merdeka for celebrating 55th National Day Celebration in this 55 Years.

Electoral reforms coalition Bersih 2.0 has clarified that it is not part of a planned gathering called “Janji Demokrasi” to be held on the eve of Merdeka celebrations this Friday but said the event should be allowed. Responding to a statement by Dang Wangi district police chief Zainuddin Ahmad declaring the gathering as illegal and that it was to promote Bersih which “has done all sorts of things”, Bersih said although the organisers included some members of its steering committee, they were there on their individual capacity and not to represent the coalition.

“We support their right to take such action [in organising the gathering] and we support their demand to improvise our democractic system,” it said in a statement. It also questioned what Zainuddin meant by the phrase “all sorts of things”, and challenged him to come forward to testify under oath at the ongoing public hearing convened by Malaysian Human Rights Commission (SUHAKAM) on the Bersih 3.0 rally.

Pak Samad Speaking at Dataran Merdeka

Thousands of Malaysians defied a police ban to attend a countdown to the nation’s 55th Merdeka or Independence Day, proving once again that Prime Minister Najib Razak’s BN government could no longer hope to rely on authoritarian and violent crackdowns to cling to power. The Janji Demokrasi (Promised Democracy) event planned for Thursday had been banned at the 11th hour by the police.

Auntie Bersih attended Janji Bersih Rally

Organized by Gabungan Janji, a coalition of 47 NGOs, sister-countdowns were also held at various states and cities around the world, with overseas Malaysians keen to join in the celebrations. Malaysia celebrates its Independence Day anniversary on Friday, August 31. “This is a real show of love for the country. If not for the drizzle, the crowd would have been even bigger, so who says Malaysians are not patriotic? They love the country and without wishing to politicize the event, I think it is clear they know BN is bad news and must be removed from power,” PKR vice president Tian Chua told Malaysia Chronicle. “You can feel the sense of unity of purpose tonight. This is a people uprising Malaysian style. It is very peaceful but it is a revolt no less, BN has lost the hearts and minds of the Rakyat. #JanjiDemokrasi