BERSIH 2.0 CHIEF WANTS SOSMA ABOLISHED
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.