‘AMBIGA’S DEMANDS’ – HOW SICK! NAJIB’S BILLION-RINGGIT PROPAGANDA TEAM SPREADING FAKE BERSIH ANTI-ISLAM DEMANDS ONLINE?
KUALA LUMPUR — A list of 14 claims purporting to be Bersih 2.0’s demands regarding Islam are being distributed online.
Titled “Ambiga’s Demands”, possibly in reference to Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan’s previous chairmanship of the group, the list centres entirely on supposed demands over Islam and Muslims, rather than calls for electoral reforms.
Among these include supposed demands for children born of Muslim parents to not automatically be made Muslims, for Muslims to have the right to renounce Islam, for apostasy cases to be heard in the civil rather than Shariah courts, and more.
Bersih 2.0’s formal demands are for free and fair elections, a clean government, the right to dissent, the empowerment of the country’s parliamentary democracy, and the strengthening of Sabah and Sarawak’s rights.
“These are the demands. Nothing more, nothing less. It has nothing to do with religion,” civil liberties lawyer Syahredzan Johan wrote on Twitter when rejecting the authenticity of the list containing “Ambiga’s Demands”.
While critics previously attacked Bersih 4 as a Chinese agenda, they have associated the latest rally to a supposed Christian conspiracy.
More than 10,000 people took to the streets of Kuala Lumpur on Saturday for Bersih 2.0’s protest against corruption.
Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah was arrested the day before, and is now being held using the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act that permits up to 28 days of detention without trial at a time.