KUALA LUMPUR - Those gathered for the Bersih 4 rally have no intent to bring down the government, said activist Wong Chin Huat.
"We are not here to bring down the government. We want to correct the wrongs. That's all. Things are going awry and we are voicing out our thoughts," said Wong.
Thousands have gathered at Sogo Shopping Centre to their support for Bersih 4, which is calling for free, and fair elections and government transparency, even though police have deemed the rally to be illegal.
Aside from Wong, other speakers included Chua Tian Chang, or Tian Chua, Datuk Salehuddin Ayub and Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail also spurred the crowd with their speeches.
"I am proud and relieved that the people are here to fight against cruelty and corruption," said Wan Azizah.
Tian Chua urged protesters to be disciplined if they want the rally to remain peaceful.
Meanwhile, Rafizi said the group will be moving from Sogo after 3.30pm and will reach the vicinity of Dataran Merdeka by 4pm.
Earlier, before the speeches, the crowd sang Negaraku and conducted prayers - which were disrupted at one point by the deafening sound of vuvuzelas.