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Bersih 4 Organisers To Remain Silent On Account Of Public Donations

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KUALA LUMPUR – The organisers of the Bersih 4 rally said they would remain silent
on the account details of the public donations they received until the police
charged them in court.

Bersih 4 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah, however, said the total amount of
money collected from the public was about RM2.45 million.

“They (police) have asked us about the donations, the account, whether we
advertised in the social media and how much we used it.

“We did not answer all the questions, as we have the right to remain silent
under Section 112 of the Criminal Procedure Code. We will answer all the
questions if they charge us in court,” she told reporters after giving her
statement to the police in Bukit Aman, here, on the Bersih 4 rally.

Maria was among seven individuals called by police to Bukit Aman today to
assist in the investigation into the rally, which was held over the weekend.

The others who were also called to Bukit Aman are Bersih 4 deputy chairman
Sarajun Huda, its treasurer Masjaliza Hamzah, committee members Farhana Halim
and Fadiah Nadwa, secretariat member Mandeep Singh and student activist Adam
Adli.

Maria said they were also asked by police about the content of their media
statement on July 29 related to the rally.

“We were questioned under three sections, namely Section 120, 124C and
141 of the Penal Code,” she said.

Maria also said that the organisers would not take any responsibility on the
incident where some Bersih 4 participants had stomped on the picture of Prime
Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi
Awang.

She said the stomping of the picture was not part of the Bersih 4 programme
and that they were against such action and did not support those involved in the
incident. – BERNAMA

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