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Bersih turns ugly in KL, peaceful in Sarawak

Several newspapers today depicted how Bersih 3.0 turned ugly in Kuala Lumpur with riots and the yellow clad demonstrators attacking the police force and cars.  Videos of such incidents vent viral over social media with comments coming from both sides: the opposing and the supporting.

The incidents was reported to happen as Bersih demonstrators forced themselves to the closed of Padang Merdeka, causing the police to use force.

However, in Sarawak, the protest was peaceful with demonstrators in most main cities cutting their demonstration short.  It was reported that about 250 demonstrators joined the Bersih 3.0 in Kuching, 500 joined in Sibu, and some 200 in Miri.  Other locations only had a handful supporters.

Bersih 3.0 was suppose to be a peaceful rally by the people to show support for electoral reform in Malaysia. Despite claims that it is non-political, the rally has gained much support from the opposition parties with the ruling coalition keeping their distance.

Photo shows an unruly incident during the Bersih 3.0 in Kuala Lumpur taken by NST.



About Cyril Dason

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