Sikhs at Bersih rallies in Melbourne, London, HK

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Kuala Lumpur | 31Aug 2015 | Asia Samachar |
Top left: Hong Kong. Middle left: London calling with Marina Mahathir. Middle right: Sikhs in Vancouver. Bottom left: Melbourne. Bottom middle: Amanjeet Singh and a friend on the train to rally spot.
Top left: Hong Kong. Middle left: London calling with Marina Mahathir. Middle right: Sikhs in Vancouver. Bottom left: Melbourne. Bottom middle: Amanjeet Singh and a friend on the train to rally spot.

It was another strong show of force at Bersih 4 yesterday, the rally designed by political activists pushing for electoral reforms in Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur was the heart of the action. But Malaysians in various other cities around the world also joined the fellow Malaysians in the massive show of support.

Sikhs were again visibly present in the second day of the rally. They came forward along side fellow Malaysians at the various rallies, including at Melbourne, London and Hong Kong.

Yesterday,  tens of thousands of Malaysians turned up for the rally 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.

The atmosphere was almost carnival like with the authorities allowing the rally goers to exercise their right to demonstrate, unlike its earlier rhetoric of calling the assembly an illegal gathering and warning the people to stay away from it.

 

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