Bersih sees red over ‘bizzare’ episode

(Free Malaysia Today) – The steering committee has expressed incredulity that its Sabah-born member was barred from entering the state and pens a letter to the IGP and immigration department.

A “bizzare” situation involving a Bersih steering committee member has prompted the election watchdog to pen a letter to Inspector-General of Police Ismail Omar and Immigration Department director-general Alias Ahmad.

In the letter dated Oct 23, Bersih leaders expressed incredulity that Sabah-born Ahmad Syukri Che Ab Razab was forced to board a flight back to Kuala Lumpur despite being scheduled to speak at a workshop in Kota Kinabalu.

Bersih wanted an explanation on this issue as the movement saw no justification in prohibiting a native Sabahan from entering his own state.

Other Bersih members were also barred from entering East Malaysia. None of them had received any explanation on these harassments.

“This latest episode shows the escalation of unreasonable and arbitrary administrative actions in our country, as in the past several civil society members from West Malaysia have been barred from entering East Malaysia.

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