Bersih 3.0 – Why? Why not?

Bersih 3.0 – Why? Why not?

With Ambiga Sreeneevasan and Syahredzan Johan

Saturday, 14 April 2012, 11:30am @ Pusat Rakyat LoyarBurok. Open to public

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Social activism has never been so alive in Kuala Lumpur. With different factions of civil society calling for rallies to protest this and that, it can become overwhelming for Ahmad, Muthu and Ah Beng. What can be even more daunting is the lack of information out there to help even the most seasoned activists understand the real purpose of these rallies, who are the key players behind them and whether they will bring any positive impact to the people.

We’ve heard from random individuals who expressed their disappointment that so-and-so rally was hijacked by politicians – from an anti-ISA rally, it became an anti-Barisan Nasional field trip. How not to turn off those who do not wish to be associated with any political parties?

If you’re planning to attend the Bersih 3.0 rally on 28 April 2012, do you know what it’s really about? Do you really care about the demands of Bersih? Do you agree with them? If yes, why?

If you’re not attending, why not? Do you think it’s just another tool for the political parties to bring down the ruling government? If yes, how can Bersih 3.0 ensure its independence and keep the rally strictly issue-based?

We thought if you’re not going to ask these questions, we will provide you with a platform to ask.

Join us at UndiMsia!Chats this Saturday, 14 April 2012, 11:30am – 1pm. Syahredzan Johan, Chairperson of the Bar Council Constitutional Law Committee will be hosting a talk with Ambiga Sreenevasan, Chairperson of the Bersih Steering Committee. If you can’t come, you can either tweet your questions, comments or brickbats by using #AskAmbi hashtag on the day.

Click here for directions to the Pusat Rakyat LoyarBurok.

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