2017 ANNUAL REPORT
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CONTENTS 1. Content page I. Introduction II. Steering Committee Message III. Patron’s Message IV. Highlights • Organisational • Secretariat V. Highlights : Advocacy and Outreach • Global Bersih Activities in the Human Rights Capital, Geneva • Proposal to Reform the Overseas Voting Process • Outreach Video Calls • The Borneo Case • Malaysian Development Berhad (1MDB) • Asset Recovery • Solidarity with Lena Hendry • Fundraising Workshop • Global Bersih Chapter Outreach • Other Activities VI. Financial Summary VII. Fundraising VIII. Glossary IX. Contact Information
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INTRODUCTION WHO WE ARE
Global Bersih is an international movement by overseas Malaysians, to support Malaysian civil society’s work and strengthen Malaysia’s maturing democracy, using peaceful and legal means of action. We are proud to be part of the vibrant Swiss civil society. Its Geneva base enables a stronger international platform to advocate for change, taking advantage of the dynamic international human rights movement in the city.
The full and effective fulfilment of Malaysia’s right to free and fair elections, which includes: 1. due reform of electoral processes and procedures, 2. ensuring transparency of all levels of the electoral processes 3. enhancing participation of international observers and media to monitor the polls, as well as 4. strengthening of public institutions and civil processes.
HOW DO WE ACHIEVE OUR OBJECTIVES
We envision a democratic and just Malaysian society in which the rights and dignity of all persons are respected, protected and upheld in law, and in practice.
We provide a global platform for the voices and stories of ordinary Malaysians and civil society, to reach out to the international community in particular, international human rights bodies, diplomatic missions, foreign media and civil society
We build on and enrich local and international discourses of Malaysian issues, to feed into national efforts related to electoral reform.
Our mission is to encourage and empower Malaysians abroad in exercising their right to bring about positive transformation in the country.
We galvanise support and increase commitment from Malaysians across the globe towards creating a stronger international momentum for electoral and democratic reform in Malaysia.
We carry out training and capacity building to encourage overseas Malaysians to organise and participate in civil society and electoral processes.
An independent and competent Election Commission of Malaysia, especially in monitoring and addressing electoral discrepancies. The advancement of human rights, the rule of law and democracy in Malaysia.
STEERING COMMITTEE MESSAGE Dear Fellow Bersih Supporters, It gives the Global Bersih Steering Committee great pleasure to issue the 2016 Annual Report. Global Bersih was born, with the twin goals of galvanising the diaspora to support the growth of democracy in Malaysia, as well as to make audible to the international community the voices of ordinary Malaysians and Malaysian civil society – to ‘get the news out’ in a context of strong media censorship and increasingly draconian restrictions on freedom of expression and violation of basic human rights. This past year, we are proud to share with you that we have actively been advocating Malaysian issues in the global platform. We paved the way to the regional summit, Democracy in South East Asia in Kuala Lumpur through our connections with Kofi Adnan Foundation. Our worldwide screening of The Borneo Case held in more than 20 cities managed to highlight the issues of corruption and environmental in Malaysia. We managed to do it thanks to the combined efforts of numerous Malaysians and friends of Malaysia like you who have served as volunteers on the Steering Committee, as City Coordinators, or within local chapters. Many individuals have also supported our efforts financially or by opening doors to key international or local institutions and networks. This has allowed us to establish a secretariat and expand our advocacy efforts, as well as reach out to larger numbers of Malaysians abroad. All of this on a shoestring budget. But much remains to be done. In 2018, with the upcoming general elections we intend to focus on our effort of proposing a transparent and permanent voting process for Overseas Malaysians. We will also continue with our advocacy work and to strengthen our financial situation. And none of this can happen without your support. We look forward to continuing to work together with you for a better, more democratic future for Malaysia. Steering Committee 2017
PATRONâ€™S MESSAGE Dear fellow Malaysians, Salam Bersih! The proposed re-delineation exercise gives us little comfort as experts have shown that in many areas, the degree of malapportionment and gerrymandering is unconscionable. It is clear that the fight for free and fair elections is far from over. Global Bersih has been and is, one of the most significant outcomes of the Bersih 2.0 movement. It has been championing Bersih 2.0â€™s cause at the international level. Global Bersih has played a substantial role in providing a platform for Malaysians overseas to transform their passion for the nation into action. It has reached out to Malaysians all over the world with overwhelming results. Global Bersih which started in 2011, has now developed into an NGO recognised internationally through their various a dvocacy activities and by strengthening cooperation with other international NGOs. This form of work is vital in supporting our movement for free and fair elections. Global Bersihâ€™s proposal for Overseas Voting Reform is an active and proactive move to stand up for the rights of overseas Malaysian voters. It has provided a platform for overseas Malaysians to be aware of their rights and their importance in bringing change to the country. I was impressed with the passion of overseas Malaysian as more than 20 cities took part in the Malaysia Day celebration in a worldwide screening of, The Borneo Case, a film highlighting corruption in the Malaysian logging industry. These events show that the Malaysian diaspora is aware and they care for the nation. I congratulate Global Bersih for the work that they do and thank the supporters, the city coordinators and the Steering Committee, for their support, encouragement and contribution to the Global Bersih mission. We have come so far. Let us continue ourwork in facing to 14th GE to realise our dream of bringing change and reform in Malaysia. Terima kasih, Ambiga Sreenevasan Patron of Global Bersih
HIGHLIGHTS | ORGANISATION Global Bersih 2015 Executive Committee The Steering Committee 2017 members were, of the elected Executive: President Bala Chelliah, Secretary Nirmala Devi WindgĂ¤tter and Treasurer Linda Yeoh; and the ordinary members, consisting of Yolanda Augustine, Ivy Josiah, Colin Selvarajah, Charis Quay, Daphne dâ€™Herve, Kean Wong, Lydia Chai, Dennis Chandran, Greg Lopez and Kevin Bathman. Patron Former Malaysian Bar Council President, Ambiga Sreenevasan continues to support our organisation as our patron. Meetings The Global Bersih Steering Committee holds regular meetings to collectively direct the priorities and focus of the activities to empower Malaysians by lobbying for change through research, advocacy and dialogue with stakeholders, i.e. international organisations and engagement with political parties. During these meetings, the Committee assesses progress and plans relevant activities. The committees prepares an agenda with input from the Steering Committee, and decisions are made by the Steering Committee by way of a simple majority. The Bersih Connection Global Bersih started out as individual movements of solidarity with Bersih 2.0 in countries across the globe. Most of our work is based on our mission to bring about positive transformation in Malaysia, with emphasis on clean, ethical and transparent electoral policies and processes, broader institutional reform and respect for basic human civil rights. Swiss Civil Code In accordance with its obligation as an association established in Switzerland, Global Bersih ensures relevant records which are available for inspection and the publication of an annual report highlighting the work we do.
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Reached out, engaged with, and supported many City Coordinators, resulting in higher awareness and increased Global Bersih Cities’ activities. Recruited an administrative coordinator based in Malaysia Organised and coordinated Global Bersih Committee Meetings Carried out proactive communication on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter
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Produced a proposal for the overseas voting process and is currently lobbying the Election’s Commission, as well as garnering support from political parties Updating and maintaining important news and information on the website: www.globalbersih.org Publication of a monthly newsletter, which is available on the website: www.globalbersih.org Reached out and engaged with stakeholders such as politicians, NGO’s and human rights defenders traveling to Global Bersih cities such as Nurul Izzah and Clare Rewcastle Brown.
HIGHLIGHTS | ADVOCACY & OUTREACH Global Bersih actively conducts advocacy and outreach events and projects across our many chapters in efforts to sow ‘seeds’ of change. In the case of Global Bersih, stakeholders are people with an interest or concern in supporting Global Bersih’s vision and mission, and this includes ordinary citizens, governments, politicians, the Election Commission, international institutions, human rights defenders and organisations, the media etc.
Global Bersih Activities in the Human Rights Capital, Geneva After many meetings with the US Mission to the UN in Geneva, Global Bersih is now recognised as an NGO player in Geneva and is regularly invited to attend the Ambassador’s pre-Human Rights Council briefing at their premises. It’s an opportunity for Global Bersih to highlight Malaysia’s Human Rights (HR) and Electoral reform issues to the US Ambassador who will then pass on the information to the US State Department and try to show support for Malaysian representatives lobby in the UN.
Global Bersih also paved the way for Geneva based, Kofi Annan Foundation’s (KAF) regional summit, Democracy in South East Asia. The Executive Director of KAF was invited to visit Malaysia to assess electoral practices in May 2016. The outcome of this visit was the joint regional summit with Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) held in Kuala Lumpur on the 2nd-3rd September 2017. The objective of the Conference was to share experiences, compare challenges
and exchange best practices, to strengthen and work on the electoral integrity of the region, as well as the exchange of experiences to support democracy through peaceful elections with integrity and smooth transitions in Southeast Asia. The conference included representatives from overnments, political parties, civil society organisations, academia and media from countries across South East Asia.
Proposal to Reform the Overseas Voting Process As a result of a survey done in December 2016, Global Bersih has put together a proposal to reform the overseas voting process to ensure the enfranchisement of all overseas Malaysians, voter secrecy, transparency and security in the election process, and legitimacy of the election outcome. Following up, Global Bersihâ€™s coordinator met with steering committee member, Ivy Josiah and Zoe from Bersih 2.0, to discuss a strategy to lobby the Election Commission. Upon receiving silence despite attempts to contact and work with the Elections Commission (EC), Global Bersih has sent letters to the political parties to call on their support in putting pressure on the EC to review the proposal.
Overseas vOting PrOcess refOrm ProPosal
Global Bersih team had mailed out hard copies of the proposal to reform the overseas voting process to all stakeholders including NGOs, Civil Society Organisations political parties in Malaysia and involved government organisation such as Wisma Putra. To read the full proposal, visit www.globalbersih.org
Outreach Video calls Global Bersih reached out to city coordinators to keep them informed and engaged. These video call events were well attended and appreciated by city coordinators. The Secretariat is looking to hold such events regularly and expanding the pool of speakers or guests to cultivate awareness and knowledge of electoral issues and advocacy in Malaysia. Global Bersih organised a video call between the Swedish filmmaker Erik Pauser and the City Coordinators to discuss The Borneo Case global screening. City coordinators in US and Canada met to discuss how to best prepare for the upcoming General Elections. The meeting began with a debrief on the situation in Malaysia by Maria Chin.
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Malaysia Day - The Borneo Case Film Screening
Global Bersih cities from across the globe came together to celebrate Malaysia’s inception(Sept 16), with screenings of ‘The Borneo Case’ followed by a Q&A session with leading members and activists involved in the film. More than 25 cities around the world took part in this global event ranging from screening in universities, in film festivals to full fledged screening events.
and the rule of law. Global Bersih worked closely with the filmmaker, Erik Pauser in order to bring out the main issues of corruption and the Malaysian logging industry. This project also opened an opportunity to work closely with another NGO based in Switzerland, The Bruno Manser Fund, who has been advocating for the rights of the indigenous people in East Malaysia for years.
Through the global screening of The Borneo Case Together this event was a success, as it generated , Global Bersih brought together the international great interest in the related issues through the Q&A community and dedicated Malaysians, who regardless session held after the screening. of background, education or profession, are tirelessly making efforts to defend democratic accountability
Malaysian Development Berhad (1MDB) Asset Recovery Global Bersih together with Bersih 2.0 and a Malaysian NGO , C4 (Clean, Conscious, Competent, Credible) made an effort on to behalf of Malaysia civil society organisations to pressure the Swiss Government to restitute the confiscated assets under 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) financial scandal. Referring to the enforcement measures from Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) against the Swiss banks related to the 1MDB scandal, an amount of 104 million swiss francs has been confiscated. There is an existing act that allows this money to be paid to the parties suffering loss. We have been communicating with FINMA and the Swiss government in order to stake claim
on this confiscated asset to be used to advance human rights and democracy in Malaysia as the Malaysian taxpayers and society as a whole has suffered enormous losses from the embezzlement of the 1MDB funds.
Solidarity with Lena Hendry Global Bersih local chapters all around the world showed their solidarity to Lena Hendry, a Malaysian Human Rights activist who has been found guilty of screening the documentary, No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka. In London about 60 people turned up at the High Commission of Sri Lanka to submit a letter, calling for the dismissal of the case.
In Geneva, the local Global Bersih chapter worked with Amnesty International and FIFDH (Geneva Human Rights Film Festival) to highlight Lenaâ€™s case through a signature campaign urging a case dismissal. In Auckland held firm in their stand for solidarity with Lena Hendry by having a small gathering at Cornwall Park Big Lawn, Auckland.
Fundraising Workshop Global Bersih organised a fundraising workshop for its members in Nyon, Switzerland. The workshop conducted by Romain Zappella, a fundraising expert from the Association for the Prevention of Torture, was attended by members of Global Bersih, Bersih Geneva and a representative from Bersih Germany. The workshop also provided a platform for the members to strategize long-term fundraising strategies. Global Bersih is planning to conduct more such workshops in the future.
GLOBAL BERSIH OUTREACH: LOCAL CHAPTERS Global Bersih Geneva: An Evening with Edmund Bon Tai Soon Global Bersih Geneva held seminar in Nyon, featuring Edmund Bon, a Malaysianlawyer highly experienced in the defence of human rights. In attendance were about 20 persons.
An evening with Malaysian leaders
EDMUND BON TAI SOON
Bala Chelliah, the President of Global Bersih, chaired the meeting where Mr. Bon recounted briefly how the Malaysiangovernment came to appoint him as the current Malaysian representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Human Rights Commission, which was founded in 2009. Mr. Bon fielded various questions from the public consisting of Malaysians and some non-Malaysians who listened to his answers with rapt attention. The questions were wide-ranging, from the interpretation of constitutional law by the courts to the future of the Global Bersih movement as well as aspects of the current situation in Sabah and Sarawak. The most important and relevant topic of all to our Global Bersih Geneva chapter was the thorny problem of registration and the postal ballot of overseas voters. We made a special request to Mr. Bon to help Global Bersih in this uphill fight for Malaysians living outside the country to gain the right to cast their ballot in embassies in the next general elections. The meeting ended on the upbeat note that “if we can obtain overseas voting rights, we have won half the fight”.
7 May 2017 5pm - 8.30pm UNI Global Union Ave. Reverdil 8, 1260, Nyon Switzerland
Global Bersih Geneva is pleased to host Edmund Bon Tai Soon for an unforgettable evening of fun, insightful conversations and delicious Malaysian delicacies. Edmund Bon Tai Soon is a human rights lawyer who currently holds the position as Malaysia’s Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Human Rights Commission (AICHR).
National Young Lawyers and Human Rights committees. He was also the co-founder of Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR) as well as the legal “blawg” known as “Loyar Burok”.
A graduate of University College London, he was later awarded with the Chevening Scholar to pursue his Master’s degree in International Human Rights Law from the University of Oxford. In 1998, he was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He was a five-time elected member of the Bar Council and previously chaired the Constitutional Law,
As a human rights lawyer, Bon has 18 years of experience in public interest litigation. His clients were high profile politicians that include the former Chief Minister of Perak, Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin during the 2009 Perak’s political crisis. His legal firm, BON advocates also represents ISA detainees who were suspected terrorists
belonging to KMM and Jemaah Islamiyah. In 2010, he was also the counsel for six Malaysians based in the United Kingdom, who wanted to challenge the Electoral Commission’s decision not to register them as overseas voters. On 12 September 2014, he was investigated under the Sedition Act 1948 regarding his statement on how fatwas should not apply to non-Muslims, a statement made during the heightened tension surrounding the controversies on the use of the word “Allah” by Christians.
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Global Bersih Hong Kong: PACA Training In Hong Kong, the local Global Bersih chapter actively promoted and publicized issues related to election, voting and objection towards the re-delineation exercise carried by the Election Commission. In January, the team held a workshop on “Preparation for 14 th General Election”. In July and September, along with Tan Hui Chun, founding member of electoral education group, SEED, the group organized two PACA workshop for Malaysians living in Hong Kong. Photo: PACA training in July with Tan Hui Chun
Global Bersih Netherland: Borneo Case Global Bersih Netherland took part in the showcase of the Borneo Case at the Movie That Matters Festival (https://www.moviesthatmatter.nl/). Another initiative by Global Bersih Netherland is the proposal of capturing election fraud incidents details and show them online in a map. Previously, all these incidents were captured manually in paper forms. The idea was well received by Bersih 2.0 and it was adopted in their latest application called “Pemantau App” for election observers to report incidents online at www.aduan.pemantau.org The Orang Asli human rights defender lawyer, Siti Kasim, was charged with obstruction on 23rd June 2017. Global Bersih Netherland has highlighted her case to our comrades at the Dutch Foundation Lawyers for Lawyers (Stichting Advocaten voor Advocaten ) or L4L, who later sent a letter to the Prime Minister of Malaysia to highlight that the criminal charges brought against her are politically motivated and connected to the civil case which she has initiated against JAWI or the Federal Territory Islamic Religious Department of Malaysia (www.jawi.gov.my). This report can be seen at L4L website: www.advocatenvooradvocaten.nl/12840/ malaysia-criminal-prosecution-of-hum an-rights-lawyer-siti-kasim
Global Bersih Netherland has also launched “Log Shots”, the application for environmental activists in Malaysia to report the “crimes” of the parties in power who rob the land belong to the Orang Asli to be logged and cleared for more oil palm plantations. https://logshots.com Photo: Bersih NL Committee Meets Mutang Urud at Den Haag (Movie That Matters) and Bersih NL Committee Meets Bersih 2.0 Secretariat staff in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
ONGOING ACTIVITIES Registration and Voting Process FAQ Global Bersih has put together a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) in an Q&A format for easy understanding of the voter and postal voter registration process for overseas Malaysian. Registration campaign Showing our global support to local Bersih 2.0 Registration month in March , Global Bersih had our own online overseas registration campaign encouraging overseas Malaysians to register as Pengundi Tidak Hadir( Absentee Voters). As for overseas Malaysians who don’t fit into the Absentee Voter status, we encouraged them to contact their nearest Malaysian foreign office to get information and indirectly to put pressure towards overseas voting possibility. Jom Balik Undi Global Bersih is also continuing our ‘Jom Balik Undi‘ campaign encouraging Malaysians in overseas to go back to Malaysia to vote especially those living in Singapore, Southern Thailand and Brunei. Twitter campaign Global Bersih decided to jump on Suaram International’s Twitter bandwagon to highlight our concerns to President Trump during his meeting with Prime Minister Najib Razak on 12th September 2017. Despite a lack of response by president Trump, a small group of Malaysians ended up protesting in front of the White House to make sure their voices were heard and presence felt.
FINANCIAL SUMMARY Financial Statement (Cash Basis) Year Ending 31st December 2017 INCOME STATEMENT Income
Cash from Global Bersih
Miscellaneous (Note 1)
EXPENSES STATEMENT Expenses
Admin service fees
Donation to AMP
Admin service through Paypal
KL office miscellaneous
Income over Expenses
Balance Sheet at 31 December 2017 RESERVES 2016 Reserves brought forward
2017 Expenses over income
Reserves available at 31st December 2017
Represented by: Cash at bank Notes: SFRS - Swiss Francs MYR - Malaysian Ringgit (exchange rate of 1 SFRS = 4.25MYR)
FUNDRAISING “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead Global Bersih is an independent, non-profit volunteer-run organisation. All members at various levels of the organisation contribute their valuable time, effort and items (monetary or inkind), to support the Global Bersih’s vision, mission and work. As such, the organisation relies on the generous donations of supporters and fellow Malaysians to assist and support our activities. This financial independence awards us the freedom to campaign with objectivity and impartiality, and to lobby for Institutional and Electoral Reforms, and for Free and Fair Elections. To maintain and safeguard this independence, Global Bersih does not accept donations or funding from governments or political organisations. Support our work Your kind donation will assist the Global Bersih team in growing our resources and expanding our activities, in line with our vision of a democratic and just society Malaysia. We accept donations via online transaction as well as bank transfers.
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GLOSSARY Terms and abbreviations used throughout this report EC Election Commission FOAA Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association FOE Freedom of Expression GB Global Bersih GE-14 14th General Elections HR Human Rights HRC UN Human Rights Council HRD Human Rights Defender KAF Kofi Annan Foundation PKR Parti Keadilan Rakyat SOSMA Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 SR Special Rapporteur
The Election Commission of Malaysia. Freedom of assembly, sometimes used interchangeably with the freedom of association, is the individual right or ability of people to come together and collectively express, promote, pursue, and defend their ideas; and is recognized as a human right, a political right and a civil liberty. Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. Kindly refer to the ‘Introduction’ section. To be announced by the EC and will take place during the period of 2017-18. Human rights are moral principles or norms, which describe certain standards of human behaviour that applies universally to all human beings. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 sets out the most basic human rights. It is a United Nations System inter-governmental body responsible for promoting and protecting human rights around the world. Its 47 seats are filled by member states elected for three-year terms. A term used to describe people who, individually or with others, act to promote or protect human rights. The Kofi Annan Foundation mobilises political will to overcome threats to peace, development and human right, by mobilises those who are in a position to influence and bring leadership to the world’s most pressing problems. PKR or People’s Justice Party is an opposition party in Malaysia. An Act to provide for special measures relating to security offences for the purpose of maintaining public order and security and for connected matters. Special Rapporteurs are engaged under the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights to conduct fact-finding missions to countries to investigate allegations of human rights violations.
Terms in the Malay language Sapu-man’
Sapu is the Malay word for a broom, or ‘to sweep’. Sapu-man here is a pun on the suffix used to refer to (usually male) heroes, “-man’; a man ‘sweeping’/saving the city.
It means ‘to set free’, or freedom.
Jauh di mata, A Malay proverb that literally means ‘Far from sight, close at heart’. dekat di hati Bersih
It translates into the word ‘clean’, but it is also the name of an organisation, movement and rally in Malaysia, working towards free and fair elections.
It is an Arabic word that literally means “peace”, but is also used as a general greeting in most Muslim countries, or by Muslims.
It is a word that literally translated means ‘to receive love’. The term is used to express thanks and gratitude.
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