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Bersih 2.0 chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah was given a hero’s welcome by hundreds of Bersih supporters who braved a downpour to gather at historical Dataran Merdeka following her release.
Following relentless public pressure, Maria was freed after just 10 days from her arrest under the draconian security law Sosma, actually allows for an initial 28-day detention-without-trial period.
Over 46,000 people had signed
an online petition calling for her release. The views expressed in Aliran's media statements and the NGO statements we have endorsed reflect Aliran's official stand. Views and opinions expressed in other pieces published here do not necessarily reflect Aliran's official position. AGENDA RAKYAT - Lima perkara utama Tegakkan maruah serta kualiti kehidupan rakyat Galakkan pembangunan saksama, lestari serta tangani krisis alam sekitar Raikan kerencaman dan keterangkuman Selamatkan demokrasi dan angkatkan keluhuran undang-undang Lawan rasuah dan kronisme
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