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KUALA LUMPUR: Barely hours af­ter be­ing re­leased from de­ten­tion un­der the Se­cu­rity Of­fences (Spe­cial Mea­sures) Act 2012 (Sosma), Ber­sih 2.0 chair­man Maria Chin Ab­dul­lah called for Ber­sih sup­port­ers to can­vass for the abo­li­tion of the law. “It (Sosma) is meant to frighten and cow us so that we don’t hold ral­lies but the peo­ple have be­come brave,” she told a crowd at Dataran Merdeka yes­ter­day evening. Maria Chin also re­futed claims that Ber­sih 2.0 had re­ceived a mas­sive grant from US bil­lion­aire Ge­orge Soros to carry out un­con­sti­tu­tional ac­tiv­i­ties. “Ber­sih doesn’t take money from the Soros foun­da­tion. They don’t be­lieve. They think we got RM3.2 mil­lion,” she said, re­fer­ring to the po­lice. Maria Chin was speak­ing to a crowd of about 300 that turned up to see her de­spite a down­pour.

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