Turbans at Bersih 4 rally in KL

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Kuala Lumpur | 30 Aug 2015 | Asia Samachar |
Sikhs at the Bersih 4 rally in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. Photos from various social media sources. - ASIA SAMACHAR COLLAGE
Sikhs at the Bersih 4 rally in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. Photos from various social media sources. The lady with the placard is a Muslim woman, wearing a head covering called tudung, commonly worn by Malaysian Muslim women nowadays- ASIA SAMACHAR

Tens of thousands of Malaysians turned up for the Bersih 4 rally in the heart of Kuala Lumpur primarily to push for calls for free and fair elections.

This time around, unlike the earlier rounds of the gathering, there was also a call for the resignation of the Prime Minister. Bersih means clean in Malay.

Sikhs, too, were seen in the crowd. Men in turbans were visible amongst the multi-racial and multi-faith participants of the 34-hour assembly which began yesterday (Aug 29). There were ladies, as well.

“It was fun. I was in the crowd,” said a first-time woman participant in a social media posting, referring to a photo showing a sea of yellow around Dataran Merdeka, or Independence Square.

The gathering had been declared ‘illegal’ by the Malaysian authorities, with the Home Ministry declaring a ban on the donning of the yellow Bersih 4 T-shirts.

“The gathering had been peaceful and festive,” reports The Malaysian Insider, a popular news portal. “Police have not taken any action against protestors so far – a departure form the use of tear gas and chemical-laced water in previous Bersih rallies.”

 

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  1. Federation square Melbourne Australia We were there to support our Tanah lahir and the people of Malaysia, To have a better future for our children and to have a prosperous, happy, rich and harmonies country. To have a clean, honest, caring, transparent government by the people, for the people not just robing and raping the country for their own greed.
    Clean up the beautiful. country for all
    Malaysians?.
    Pictures of Melb rally available

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