Bersih raise banners to ensure goverment officers get right address

Bersih raise banners to ensure goverment officers get right address
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PETALING JAYA - The organisers of the Bersih 4 rally have taken a tongue-in-cheek step to ensure that their RM65,00 (S$21,424) clean up bill arrives at the right address after last week's fumble.

The organisers, Bersih 2.0, raised banners outside their premises in Petaling Jaya to ensure that Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan's officers reach the right location this time.

The committee printed out notices with Bersih 2.0's complete address in Petaling Jaya and a sign that reads "Ibu Pejabat Bersih 2.0" (Bersih 2.0 headquarters), which were displayed prominently at the gate of the landed property.

A big red hand-drawn arrow was also pasted next to the gate, so that officers would not miss the large no.13.

"To assist Rahman Dahlan' officers, we have raised banners in front of our office. #BringItOn," Bersih 2.0 secretariat member Mandeep Singh wrote on his Facebook Account at noon Monday.

On Saturday, the RM65,000 clean-up bill meant for Bersih 4 organisers reached the wrong house.

Abdul Rahman posted a picture of a house, indicating that the bill had made its way to Bersih's office located in a residential area.

"And this is the office of Bersih which doesn't look like "bersih" (clean) at all," Abdul Rahman tweeted on Saturday.

However, he was quickly corrected by Mandeep on Twitter who pointed out that the house in the picture was not in fact, Bersih headquarters.

Bersih was slapped with the clean-up bill which Abdul Rahman said was the cost of cleaning up the areas used by the demonstrators during the rally in Kuala Lumpur last weekend.

This, he said, was in addition to the cost of repairing damaged property.

Bersih 4 organisers, however, said they would challenge any clean-up bill from Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and described such an action as "ridiculous".

They demanded to know if such bills were also sent to organisers of other rallies or events or if this was only meant for Bersih.

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