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One of the attendees at the Black505 Rally in Petaling Jaya yesterday. Pic: Faisol MustafaOne of the attendees at the Black505 Rally in Petaling Jaya yesterday. Pic: Faisol MustafaPETALING JAYA: Pakatan Rakyat is planning to organize a Bersih 4.0 mass gathering at Dataran Merdeka in the country's capital following their claims that the Election Commission (EC) had cheated in the results of the 13th General Election (GE13) that was held earlier this month.

PKR strategy director Rafizi Ramli said the Opposition urged for the EC chairman and deputy chairman to resign from their posts within the commission.

"We urge for Tan Sri Abdul Aziz (Mohd Yusof) and Datuk Wan Ahmad (Wan Omar) to resign for conspiring with Umno to cheat in the election.

"Our next destination is Dataran Merdeka…just wait for the official announcement from our top leadership," the Pandan MP said in his speech at the 'Black505' gathering held at Padang Timur here yesterday.

Pakatan has accused the EC for cheating in the poll results, resulting in the former failing to takeover Putrajaya despite winning 51 percent of the majority votes.

The results of GE13 on May 5 had allowed for Barisan Nasional (BN) to continue governing the country after the coalition won 133 of the 222 parliamentary seats contested.

Yesterday's gathering, held by a group of 50 NGOs led by Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM), saw thousands of Pakatan fans attending in all-black outfits – a sign of protest that "democracy is dead".

Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the Black505 gathering was "only the beginning".

"We will never surrender... we will continue to gather to voice our rights against cruelty," he told the crowd which responded with loud cheers and blows of vuvuzela.

The Opposition claimed that by 9pm, the crowd was about 50,000-strong but Malaysian Digest estimated it to be only around 30,000 people at most.

Meanwhile, Bersih 2.0 co-chairman Datuk S. Ambiga said the high turnout of voters in the last election at 85 percent was a huge success for Malaysians.

She said Bersih would establish a Tribunal Rakyat (People's Tribunal) to give Malaysians a platform to speak up on the alleged cheating by the EC.

"This is the nation of 2013... the rakyat are high-spirited, brave and committed in championing for an ideal democracy. Don't give up," she said.

"Bersih will establish a People's Tribunal to uphold truth. If the EC has any dignity, they should resign now," she added.

PAS deputy president, Mohamad Sabu called for the people to come for the next gathering that would be held in Kuala Lumpur.

"I incite this with full awareness. When the call is made, we shall all head to Kuala Lumpur.

"We will head for 'stage two', just wait for the instruction by our top leadership," said the man more popularly known as Mat Sabu.

Other leaders who spoke at the gathering included PKR's Fuziah Salleh, N. Surendran and Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, DAP's Ronnie Liu, SAMM leader Safwan Anang, Malaysian Youth and Students Democratic Movement national secretary Lim Chiat Hong, Khalid Samad of PAS and student activist K.S. Bawani.

 



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