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MALAYSIA: PSM leader arrested in police crackdown on BERSIH rally, 18 November 2016


18 November 2016

 Arutchelvan, Central Committee Member of Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) was arrested this evening as part of police crackdown on the eve of BERSIH 5 rally.

Coalition for Free and Fair Election (BERSIH) has called for mass rally on 19 November 2016. Five demands of the the rally are: Clean Elections, Clean Government, The Strengthening of Parliamentary Democracy, Right to Dissent and Empowering Sabah and Sarawak.

Police crackdown at the eve BERSIH rally today already rounded up at least 6 persons and the number is expecting to increase.

We call upon friends to send protest message to the Government of Malaysia to stop the crackdown and release all the detainees immediately.

Send the protest letter with demands:

1) Immediate release of all the detainees arrested during crackdown on BERSIH rally.

2) Stop crackdown on the BERSIH rally. Allow the people to assemble peacefully.

3) Respect the demands of Malaysian people for clean and fair elections.

Send the letter to:

Dato' Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak

Prime Minister of Malaysia
Tel : +603-8888 8000 | Fax : +603-8888 3444


Dato' Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid bin Hamidi
Minister of Home Affairs

Tel: +603 8886 8000 / 3000 | Fax : +603-88891613 / +603-88891610


Tan Sri Dato' Sri Khalid bin Abu Bakar

Inspector-General of Police
Tel: +603 - 2266 2222    Fax: +603 - 2070 7500


International Bureau
Socialist Party of Malaysia / Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM)

No. 140A, Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad, 50470 Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.
Tel: +60-3-22747791, (mobile) +60-19-5669518
Fax: +60-3-87374772
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