Sounds likely from readings of what happened before, during and after the breaching the razor-bladed wires and barriers surrounding Dataran Merdaka that authorities provoked the violence that marred the BERSIH 3.0 as confirmed by members of the International Fact Finding Mission.
(Sorry, looks like there could be some mix-up because I left an earlier post unpublished but listen to the video of the press conference below and my attempt to put in print some of what I could catch from listening to the video:
According to some reports, inexplicably, a section of the barrier was left with no "barbed" wires plus just before the breach, the row of police just behind the barrier started to move back as if to encourage the protesters to breach the barriers.
Key recommendations and grave concerns
Media access for opposition politicians
Importance of verification of voters
Minimum election campaign
Ensure one vote one value (regarding fair approportionment)
Mohamad Nasir Tamara Tamimi (Indonesia)
Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo (Pakistan)
Clinton Fernandes (Australia)
Mobashar Jawed Akbar (India)
Crucial basis of democracy
Freedom from fear
Freedom of peaceful association
Malaysia does not deserve democracy
Slander should not be permitted as part of electoral rect....
No party should be allowed to excite community hatred
Oldest tactic: provoke the victim in order to blame the victim
urge Australia to play a leading role as part of the Commenwealth to ensure free and fair election
It was a peaceful demonstration and a case of the victims being victimized
Running away from tear gas cannisters only to be met by more canisters
Media completely biased and unfair
In other countries, buses were provided to gather the people to make success of the rally
Election Commission looked so backward
UMNO Secretart General Tengku Adnan opined that Malaysians are not ready for democracy.