A more ‘open’ civil space in Pakatan’s first 100 days

Bersih 2.0 acting chairman Shahrul Aman Mohd Saari (left) with Suaram adviser Kua Kia Song at a forum in conjunction with the launch of Suaram’s 100-day report card on the Pakatan Harapan administration in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, August 16, 2018.

CIVIL society organisations are impressed with Pakatan Harapan’s resolve to tackle corruption, especially over the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal but are still disappointed with the lack of progress in other areas of institutional independence and civil liberties.

As the new government approaches its first 100 days in power tomorrow, Bersih 2.0’s acting chairman Shahrul Aman Mohd Saari said progress on such reforms “could be better, or (at least) more apparent”.

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