50 NGOs and 30000 supporters

July 13th, 2011 by poobalan | View blog reactions Leave a reply »
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As we all know, the rally participant numbers between 6,000 (police) and 50,000 (foreign media, rally organisers, participants). I wonder what the Indian NGOs below would have said after the rally. Where were their 30,000 supporters?

30,000 / 50 Ngos = 600 supporters per NGO. Not to mention, how many percent of the supporters are also supporters of the other NGOs.

I really wonder if these folks did any analysis of their membership strength and activeness. Or simply talk.


A coalition of 50 ethnic Indian NGOs says it will mobilise 30,000 supporters to join the Bersih 2.0 rally tomorrow.

 Known as the Angkata Warga Aman Malaysia (Warga Aman), the coalition said it whole-heartedly supported Bersih 2.0’s rally and hoped the authorities would cooperate to make the event a success.

Warga Aman spokesperson Gobi Krishnan said the coalition hoped police would respect the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s mediation effort between Bersih 2.0 and the government. 

“We advise the police to stop all harassment and arrest of people who support Bersih 2.0,” Gobi said in a statement issued late yesterday. 

The group said it would gather in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, before marching to Stadium Merdeka.

The 50 NGOs involved include Persekutuan Pertubuhan India Malaysia (Prima), Malaysian Indian Voice (MIV), Persatuan Kemajuan Pelajar Tamil Malaysia and Majlis Kemajuan Belia Bell Tamil.

Two ex-ISA detainees lend voice

NONEGobi’s statement was also endorsed by two former Internal Security Act (ISA) detainess V Ganabatirao (right) and T Vasanthakumar. 

The duo were active in the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) movement in 2007 but are now playing the same role in DAP and PKR respectively.

Bersih 2.0 intends to rally at Stadium Merdeka tomorrow but police have denied the coalition a permit for an assembly. 

The movement chose to accept the government suggestion to rally at a stadium after the Agong stepped in as mediator on Tuesday. 

However, Bersih 2.0 is now accusing Prime Minister Najib Razak of reneging on his word by refusing to do the necessary to facilitate the stadium rally.

source: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/169324






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