Villagers lodge police report against Bersih rally in fear of ‘chaos’

The villagers of Kampung Wakaf Baharu lodged a police report seeking stern action by the authorities against election
watchdog Bersih 2.0 which has planned a demonstration in Kuala Lumpur on July 9.

Wakaf Baharu village headman Mat Yusoff Mat Musa, 60, said assembling people with the aim of demonstrating against the government could spark chaos.

“If the demonstration is allowed to take place and violence erupts, the people will be living in fear,” he told reporters after lodging the report at the Wakaf Baharu police station, here.

PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu had announced on June 7 that Bersih 2.0 would organise the “Walk for Democracy” protest as the government had ignored its demands for electoral reform.

Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein has warned of stern action against participants of the gathering.

– Bernama

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