Sign up | Log in



Home  >>   Daily News  >>   Malaysia News  >>   Politics  >>   Rally can't be held in stadiums
NEWS UPDATES Asean Affairs          7 July 2011

Rally can't be held in stadiums

Related Stories

July 5,2011
Malaysia pushes competitiveness

July 4,2011
Malaysian government offers site for rally

June 28, 2011

Malaysia sets women’s affirmative action goal

June 22,2011
Malaysia fingerprints voters

April 29,2011
World Bank: Malaysia needs more reforms

January 25,2011

One-year maximum for Malaysian citizenshi

As Bersih 2.0 is an illegal entity, any application by the rally organiser to use the Merdeka, National and Bukit Jalil stadiums will not be considered, said Information, Communications, Culture and Arts Minister Datuk Seri Rais Yatim.

He added that the organiser should instead plan to hold the rally in stadiums in states controlled by Pakatan Rakyat.

Rais said the authorities should also give due consideration to those who opposed the Bersih 2.0 rally, based on the thousands of police reports lodged against it.

In a related development, the management of Stadium Merdeka has rejected Bersih 2.0's application to use its premises on July 9.

Bersih 2.0 steering committee said in a statement that the officer in charge of booking at the stadium had denied them the use of the facility because it was being used for an internal sports event.

Bersih was also told that the stadium was undergoing renovation.

"Bersih is of the view that a proper venue that reflects the scale and centrality of this issue to Malaysians throughout the nation must be selected.

"We have decided that Stadium Merdeka is the only location that appropriately meets the criteria, and the Prime Minister must, as a matter of honour, make good on his offer to let us use an appropriate stadium," said the statement issued yesterday.

Meanwhile, the National Stadium Board (NSB) expressed concern that Bersih 2.0 would pick any of its stadiums for the rally.

"We hope the organisers will not pick our stadiums because we are worried that the place will be vandalised," its representative said yesterday.

NSB manages the National Sports Complex in Bukit Jalil, the Bukit Kiara Sports Complex, the Jalan Duta Sports Complex and the Matsushita Sports Complex in Shah Alam.

In Kuala Lumpur, City Hall and several outlets of the Mydin emporium group will close on Saturday as a precautionary measure in the event the Bersih 2.0 street rally goes ahead as planned.

City Hall corporate communications director Anwar Mohd Zain said City Hall office buildings in Jalan Raja Laut would be closed and all employees have been told not to come to work on Saturday.


Reach Southeast Asia!
10- Nations, 560- Million Consumers
And $1 -Trillion Market
We are the Voice of Southeast Asia Media Kit
The only Media Dedicated to Southeast Asia Advertising Rates for Magazine
  Online Ad Rates

Comment on this Article. Send them to

Letters that do not contain full contact information cannot be published.
Letters become the property of AseanAffairs and may be republished in any format.
They typically run 150 words or less and may be edited
submit your comment in the box below




1.  Verifier

1. Verifier

For security purposes, we ask that you enter the security code that is shown in the graphic. Please enter the code exactly as it is shown in the graphic.
Your Code
Enter Code

Today's  Stories    7  July  2011 Subsribe Now !
 • Australia lifts ban on Indo cattle exports Subcribe: Asean Affairs Global Magazine
• New Indo airport X-ray rule causes chaos Asean Affairs Premium
• Malaysia's Exim Bank pushes for alliances
Research Reports
on Thailand 2007-2008

•Textiles and Garments Industry

•Coffee industry

•Leather and footwear industry

•Shrimp industry

• Rally can't be held in stadiums
• Pheu Thai's oil policy sparks confusion
• Red shirts can be ministers
• Vietnamese aviation regs raise capital riles
• Skilled labor an issue in Vietnam p

Asean Analysis    7  July  2011

Advertise Your Brand
• New Thai government may ease border dispute Sponsor Our Events

Asean Stock Watch    July  2011 

• Asean Stock Watch-June 7 p

ASEAN NEWS UPDATES      Updated: 04 January 2011

 • Women Shariah scholars see gender gap closing
• Bank Indonesia may hold key rate as inflation hits 7 percent

• Bursa Malaysia to revamp business rules
• Private property prices hit new high in Singapore
• Bangkok moves on mass transport
• Thai retailers are upbeat
• Rice exports likely to decline
• Vietnamese PM projects 10-year socioeconomic plan


This year in Thailand-what next?

AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

The first issue that can’t be answered is the health of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who is now 83 years old. He is the world's longest reigning monarch, but elaborate birthday celebrations in December failed to mask concern over his health. More


Home | About Us | Contact Us | Special Feature | Features | News | Magazine | Events | TV | Press Release | Advertise With us

| Terms of Use | Site Map | Privacy Policy  | DISCLAIMER |

Version 5.0
Copyright © 2006-2017 TIME INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
Bangkok, Thailand