Ahad, 3 Julai 2011
BERSIH KEMPEN GLOBAL
THE BERSIH 2.0 GLOBAL TELEPHONE CAMPAIGN
Calling ALL concerned Malaysians around the world to pick up the phone and call your local high commission or embassy this week to voice your concern over the way the Malaysian government is grossly mishandling the Bersih 2.0 rally for free and fair elections and violating the basic human rights of many of its citizens. This action will only take 5 minutes of your time, but it could make the Malaysian government sit up and seriously think twice about its heavy handed approach and crack down on civil liberties in recent weeks. It could also help prevent further abuse if the Malaysian government gets the clear and loud message that the entire world is watching and this sort of response to legitimate and peaceful calls for free and fair elections in Malaysia is hardly befitting of a member of the UN Human Rights Council and is extremely counterproductive to their efforts to be seen as an open and mature democracy.
For further information on the background to events of recent weeks, please read our accompanying online petition (and even better- sign it too!). When you call the high commission or embassy, remember to remain calm and polite and state that you are a concerned Malaysian (although non-Malaysians are very welcome to participate too,we just need as many callers as possible!) and that Bersih 2.0 Global is calling on the Malaysian government to do the following:
• Release all activists who have been arrested immediately and unconditionally and drop all unfounded charges against them;
• Ensure all those detained have access to lawyers, their family members and any medical care they may require;
• Stop the use of repressive laws such as the Police Act and Sedition law to criminalize peaceful political activities;
• Respect the right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.
Please email any responses or feedback on your encounters firstname.lastname@example.org which will help us track the impact the international Malaysian community is making. We have only 5 days to do this is but there are over 1 million Malaysians living abroad, so let’s show the world that we are standing in solidarity with our brothers and sisters back home in Malaysia. Let’s unite to join in the global solidarity walks around the world on July the 9th because we care, and for many of us who are fortunate to live in real democracies, because WE CAN…
Thank you for taking action
Bersih 2.0 Global Solidarity Network