“We’ve had reforms as we moved along, the first rally, it brought in a two-party system. The second one, we had a parliamentary select committee on electoral reforms, and after Bersih 3, they allowed overseas Malaysians to vote,” noted Bersih chairperson Maria Chin. But what about the Bersih 4? Undoubtedly, the massive and peaceful rally was a major achievement in itself. Did it, however, have an effect on current political dynamics? Today, we learn more about the deep structure of our politics from this show of public dissatisfaction.
This is a report by Sharaad Kuttan.