Sarawak DAP has called on those who cared for the state and country to attend the Bersih 4 rally on Aug 29 and 30
Photo by dapkuching
KUCHING: Sarawak DAP has called on those who cared for the state and country to attend the Bersih 4 rally on Aug 29 and 30.
Its chairman, Chong Chieng Jen, said the two-day rally would serve as a `wake-up call’ to Umno and the BN in general.
“As it is now, Umno and BN are beyond redemption, and many people are aware that in order to save our country, we need change,” he told a press conference here yesterday.
Thus, the purpose of Bersih 4 was to get the people to come together and push for reforms and change for the country, he claimed.
Chong, who is also Bandar Kuching MP and Kota Sentosa assemblyman, said although previous Bersih rallies in Peninsular Malaysia had brought about political tsunamis and enabled the opposition to deny the BN a two-third majority in Parliament and formed governments in some states, Sarawak still remained the ‘fixed deposit state’ of the BN.
Chong said the Bersih 4 rally this weekend would not bring about the immediate resignation of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak but would form great pressure on BN and Umno and bring about the awakening of those who do not care about politics and help in the furtherance of democracy in the state.
Chong pointed out that the more the number of people at the two-day rally, the bigger the effect would be.
“It is only when there is sufficient awakening of the people in Sarawak that will put pressure on Umno. Otherwise, they are in their comfort zone thinking that Sarawak will always support BN as the government.”
For those who wish to participate in the Bersih 4 rally with the DAP, Chong said the gathering point for the party would be in front of Hilton Kuching at 2pm on Aug 29.
“We will gather in front of the hotel before we march towards Song Kheng Hai ground, which is the final point of gathering for the rally.”