The event may have closed (peacefully), but the collective intent and powerful energy created will now take over with inertia. The critical mass was achieved and the people have done a great job indeed!
THANK YOU UNIVERSE. THANK YOU MOTHER EARTH!
THANK YOU PEOPLE!
Change is inevitable.
“No force is greater than an idea whose time has come” – Victor Hugo
We created history, says Bersih 4 organiser
The Bersih 4 rally ended at the stroke of midnight with the singing of Negaraku and chants of “Merdeka” but Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) chairman Maria Chin Abdullah hopes that the two key messages from the rally would live on and become a reality.
Thanking the hundreds of thousands of yellow-clad rally goers, Maria praised them for their courage to be present at Dataran Merdeka.
“Today, the people of Malaysia created history and we want clean elections and a clean government.
“We hope all these will help save our economy. Today, we reiterate our demands. We not only want the prime minister to step down but we want a reformation of the institutions.
“We hope the government and the prime minister (will) listen to the voice of the people. Independence is meaningless when we have leader who says wearing Bersih T-shirts is illegal,” she said in her closing address.
Maria said there were two key messages. “I hope every Malaysian will ask their members of parliament to have a motion for a vote of no-confidence against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
“The second is we want you to discuss with your MPs after Najib steps down, the reformation of the corrupt institutions. I hope when we hold Bersih 5 it will be a celebration.”
Earlier, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s second visit to the rally this afternoon buoyed the spirits of rally goers.
The former prime minister arrived about 4.30pm at Central Market in Kuala Lumpur and was immediately swarmed by rally goers. Accompanying him were his wife, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, and former Umno minister Datuk Mohd Zaid Ibrahim.
Dr Mahathir said he was not there for Bersih’s demands. “I am just here (to demand) for Najib’s resignation,” he said, reiterating his calls that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak should step down.
The organisers said about 300,000 people had turned up for the second day of the rally. – August 31, 2015.