Batu Pahat Kick-Starts Bersih 4.0 With A Peaceful Pre-Rally
Dataran Batu Pahat was filled to the brim at around 9pm last night with a sea of yellow supporters gathering for a pre-Bersih rally
Penggaram state-assemblywoman Gan Peck Cheng stated that the gathering was organised mainly to show support for the rally happening in Kuala Lumpur this weekend.
Gan put up a Facebook post on 24 August, urging all the people of Batu Pahat to attend the gathering last night, stressing on the importance of this meet, especially for those who will not be able to attend the rally in Kuala Lumpur.
A fellow Bersih supporter, Kwee Tiang Chin, 65, present at the gathering last night said that it was a peaceful meet with most of the people chanting ‘Bersih and ‘Daulat Tuanku’ (Long live the king) while the rest were singing the national anthem
"People of all ages were there and when the emcee spoke about the Sultan, everyone started to say 'Daulat Tuanku'. There was police presence and everything was under control," said Kwee.thestar.com.my
Avid Bersih supporters filled up their Facebook walls with various shots from the rally last night
Gan also informed on her Facebook page on 20 August that there will be a bus leaving from McDonald’s Batu Pahat to KL on Saturday morning for the Bersih rally with a fee of RM30 for the trip
The peaceful yellow army were mostly seen waving the national flags, yellow balloons or holding up banners during the rally
A video was posted on Facebook on the rally which shows the crowd gathered by the road, waving yellow balloons
Bersih 4 will be held from 29 till 30 August to demand the resignation of PM Najib Razak. The rally has been deemed illegal by the authorities under the Peaceful Assembly Act (PAA) 2012