Muslim NGO Abim also expressed its support for the Bersih cause and its backing for peaceful demonstrations as a manifestation of the people's protest against weaknesses in running fair elections. Abim president Amidi Abdul Manan (photo below) said elections were a mechanism to manage the differences in political beliefs of a country harmoniously, if these were carried out well. "Hence, it is vital to have various institutions, including the Election Commission, so that the people's trust can be regained. Abim urges the EC to be proactive and serious in handling all the complaints made by Bersih 3.0 and the people. "Scrutinise the demands and complaints made, and clear the electoral roll, the management of postal voters and provide equal access to the media," Amidi said. He warned that EC's failure to attend to the complaints of the people would create a negative perception about the commission. Looking at the current political scenario, it would be vital to improve the electoral roll as failure to do so would create a murky political situation that would prevent the smooth running of the 13th general election. "I also call on all Malaysians to come down to join the protest," Amidi added.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
ABIM supports BERSOH 3.0
BERSIH 3.0 Jom Duduk Bantah protest at Dataran Merdeka to pressure for BERSIH 2.0 8 demands and new demands for EC to resign, foreign observers and all reforms to be implemented before the general elections has got further support from ABIM (Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia, ie. the Malaysian Islamic Youth Movement. It's President Amidi Abdul Manan urged EC to be proactive and serious with regards to handling demands of BERSIH and the people. Extract from Malaysiakini, Kit Siang to Najib: Revoke Bersih ban for 'transformation':