The Sun (Malaysia)

Bersih’s signature drive to unseat PM


ARMED with 31,000 postcards and signatures, the Coalition for Free and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) will attempt to convince the Dewan Rakyat Speaker to approve a motion of no-confidence against the prime minister.

Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah said she will be asking for a meeting with Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia to discuss the motion.

“We want to persuade him to listen to and hear this resolution out and for the MPs to vote on it,” Maria told reporters outside Parliament.

This is part of the electoral watchdog’s campaign to pressure Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak into resigning over the 1Malaysia Developmen­t Bhd controvers­y.

When asked if 31,000 is enough to convince Pandikar, Maria said she hopes it will as the truth about the RM2.6 billion donation in Najib’s private account is of utmost importance.

The postcards and signatures were submitted to Opposition MPs including Opposition leader Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail outside Parliament.

Maria said the postcards and signatures are from 211 parliament­ary constituen­cies around the country, including from Najib’s seat in Pekan.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Malaysia