Maria Chin is new Bersih 2.0 chief


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013

PETALING JAYA: Human rights activist Maria Chin Abdullah (pic) is the new chair of Bersih 2.0 or The Coalition of Free and Fair Elections. She was the only candidate nominated for the top position.

Current co-chair Datuk Ambiga Sreenivasan will officially step down from her position on Nov 30.

Bersih 2.0, which is the electoral watchdog for elections, is holding its first-ever elections for its Steering Committee members.

The elections will take place on Nov 30, 2013 in the Petaling Jaya Community Library.

The vice-chair position will be a two-cornered fight between Monash academician Dr Ahmad Farouk Musa and activist Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh.

Centre of Independent Journalism (CIJ) executive officer Masjaliza Hamzah will face Nahar Mohd Ikram for the treasurer’s post.

Five nominees, K. Arumugam, Ng Chak Ngoon, Farhana Binti Halim, Hishamuddin Rais and New Sin Yew, will fight it out for the two Steering Committee members' seats.

Nomination forms for the five office bearers were sent out on Oct 23 and the nomination period closed on Nov 8.

The election committee, led by former Suhakam member Muhd Sha’ani Abdullah, human rights lawyer Roger Chan and Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall secretary-general Stanley Yong declared the campaign period for the elections open and that campaigning had to end at midnight of Nov 29.

The five-member national level steering committee team will serve a two-year term.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!
   

Next In Nation

Preacher pleads not guilty to raping underaged girl
Johor civil servants to get one month salary bonus or RM 1,000, says MB
Sarawak will fully support national unity government, says Deputy Premier
Parliament to convene on Dec 19 and 20, first order of business to elect new Speaker
King receives credentials from 12 foreign envoys to Malaysia
Cops nab three Bangladeshi men in Shah Alam for selling fake work permits
MCMC to build communication tower in Padang Serai to enhance connectivity in five villages
Johor MB unveils surplus budget for 2023 after two years of deficits
Barisan DPM candidate selection must be based on party hierarchy, says Umno
Johor MB, Speaker congratulate Anwar on taking office as 10th PM

Others Also Read