Bersih 5 Rally - 4 .......Activist Hishammuddin Rais arrested
Activist Hishammuddin Rais arrested
10.30am: Bersih steering committee member and activist Hishammuddin Rais has been arrested in Bangsar Utama.
He was arrested while having a drink at a restaurant after delivering a speech to a group of Bersih 5 participants.
“Although I won’t be there, continue with the struggle,” he says before being taken away in a police car.
Hundreds of red-shirts gather at PWTC
10.20am: PWTC - Some 1,000 red-shirts arrive from various points around Kuala Lumpur.
Umno Youth exco Armand Azha Abu Hanifah addresses the crowd, and tells them to await further actions.
At PWTC, there are three buses parked in front of the Seri Pacific hotel, and more around the side of the building.
Muar baker offers 'Bersih roti' for hungry rallyers
10.15am: Petaling Street - Feeling a bit hungry attending Bersih 5 rally? No worries, there is always free 'Bersih roti' up for grabs.
A total of 10,500 loafs of bread are being distributed at Petaling Street to the public, as a gesture of support for the rally.
The man in charge Tan Soon Kit, 23, has come all the way from Muar, Johor to Kuala Lumpur yesterday with his mission to fill the protestors' stomachs.
He tells Malaysiakini that this is the second time they are distributing free Bersih bread since the last mega rally.
"We are in the bread and cake industry. Before this rally, our donation drive has raised RM4,000, and we are distributing 10500 slices of bread, " he says enthusiastically, adding "free roti, free GST".
On top of it, another bakery has sponsored 1,200 pieces of cake.
Although the food has been prepared for Bersih, Tan says everyone including the red-shirts can have it.
Some protestors grab the chance to take photos with him after taking their 'Bersih roti'.
M’sians in Canberra hold Bersih 5 picnic
10.12am: Canberra - About 40 Malaysians living in Canberra gathered for a picnic to support Bersih 5.
The gathering at Canberra Nara Park, attracts not only the participation of the Malaysian diaspora residing in the Austalian city, but also university students who stayed back during semester break.
This is the fourth time Malaysians in Canberra are participating as part of the global Bersih movement. Previous gatherings were held in solidarity with Bersih 2 in 2011, Bersih 3 in 2012 and last year's Bersih 4. -Mkini