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Saturday, May 5, 2012

BERSIH 3.0: Bar Council to hold EGM

The Malaysian Bar Council chief Lim Chee Wee has called for a EGM (Extraodinary General Meeting) next Friday 11 May 2012 to discuss a motion “in relation to the events of and surrounding the public rally on 28 April 2012 organised by Bersih 3.0, and matters in connection therewith”.

Lim said Police brutality this time around has been magnified; there is more police brutality (compared to last year.) There was arbitrary use of tear gas, water cannons.

The events showed an “urgent” need for the police force to undergo a “transformation programme”, to be changed by force of statute through the establishment of the recommended Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC).

Event: EGM
Venue: Sunway Putra Hotel (formerly Legend Hotel)
Date: Friday 11 May 2012
Time: 3pm

Resolutions

1. Call on the police to identify errant personnel and surrender them for prosecution,

2.Renew calls for an Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission,

3.Call for a public apology from the Home Minister and Inspector-General of Police for the police tactics in dispersing the crowd,

4.Call for a public apology from the Home Minister and inspector-general of police for assault cases perpetrated by the force,

Call for just compensation

5. Call for an independent commission to outline police conduct in managing public assemblies and the use of lethal and non-lethal force according to international standards;

6. Call on the government to pay just compensation to those assaulted on protest day,

7. Condemning the police action of denying legal representation to those arrested,

8. To look into ways of assisting those wronged during the rally to pursue claims against the relevant parties for just compensation,

9. Call on government to prevent crimes against media professionals and to ensure their safety,

10. Call on The Kuala Lumpur City Hall to uphold freedom of assembly including at Dataran Merdeka and,

11. Reaffirm the right to public assemblies exercised in a responsible manner.

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