Bersih 4 supporters told to continue wearing signature yellow

Bersih 4 supporters told to continue wearing signature yellow
Trader's grouse: A sticker pasted outside Central Market urging Bersih 4 organisers not to disrupt business and to cancel the rally.
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PETALING JAYA - Bersih 4 organisers are undeterred by the Home Ministry's ban on their signature yellow T-shirts and have told supporters to carry on wearing them.

In a statement, Bersih 2.0 steering committee chairman Maria Chin Abdullah said those who wanted "to be cheeky" could try adding a "point zero" after the number 4 on the shirt.

However, Bersih said those who were anxious or new to street protests could simply wear yellow and wave the Jalur Gemilang to mark National Day.

Maria said the ban was ridiculous and would fail to turn away rally-goers.

"It is just going to rile up the people more. It will certainly not deter us," she said yesterday.

She added that Bersih was demanding for democratic reform and she did not see anything wrong with the struggle.

"Our plan will not change. It stands and we are gathering tomorrow," she said.

The Home Ministry's order was signed by Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on Thursday.

It comes under the Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publica­tions) (No 22) Order 2015.

The order came into force yesterday.

Prohibited under the order are, among others, the publication, reproduction, sales, distribution or possession of publication which is likely to be prejudicial to public order and security, and contrary to any law.

The prohibition includes any yellow-coloured clothing which contains the words "Bersih 4" and any printed materials or pamphlets concerning the rally.

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