Bersih’s much anticipated People’s Tribunal on GE13 is set to convene on 18-22 September 2013. This is one event that will be worth following.
The Organising Committee of Bersih 2.0 People’s Tribunal wishes to invite members of public to the People’s Tribunal on Malaysia’s 13th General Election (GE13), which will begin its hearing on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 to Sunday, 22 September 2013.
As you may know, the People’s Tribunal on GE13 was mooted in response to the public outcry and concerns of electoral fraud and irregularities in GE13. Bersih 2.0 – the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections 2.0 which comprises 84 civil society organisations – will be organising the People’s Tribunal on GE13 to provide a platform for the People to investigate and scrutinise the conduct of the last general election.
Chairing the tribunal will be Yash Pal Ghai, a reputable expert in constitutional law, former Head of the Constitution Advisory Support Unit of the UN Development Programme in Nepal, former Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in Cambodia on human rights and former Chairperson of the Kenya Constitution Review Commission and Kenya National Constitutional Conference.
Other members include Ramlan Surbakti, former Deputy Chairman of the Indonesian Election Commission; Kraisak Choonhavan, President of the Asean Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC); Datuk Azzat bin Kamaludin, an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya; Dr Mavis Puthucheary, former associate professor from the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya and Rev Dr Hermen Shastri, General Secretary of the Council of Churches of Malaysia (CCM).
Leading the Legal Team to present the evidence on behalf of the People will be Professor Gurdial Singh Nijar, Professor of Law at the Law Faculty of the University of Malaya and Director of the Centre of Excellence for Biodiversity Law. Professor Gurdial is also the Chief Prosecutor of the international Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal. Professor Gurdial will be assisted by a team of 30 lawyers.
We would like to encourage you to attend the People’s Tribunal on GE13 throughout the five days to further advocate for electoral reform in Malaysia.
Date: Wednesday, 18 September 2013 – Sunday, 22 September 2013
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Venue: Throne Room, Empire Hotel Subang Jaya, Jalan SS16/1, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Contact Bersih 2.0 People’s Tribunal Secretariat at 03-77844977 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.