Malaysian news: As reported in Bernama, police will arrest anyone found selling items related to the Bersih illegal rally on Saturday and seizing these items as it is against the law.
According to Shah Alam police chief ACP Ahmad Zahedi Ayob, the sale of items such as T-shirts and neckties bearing the logo of the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) is strictly not allowed.
“Arresting people who wear yellow T-shirts with the word “Bersih” is not going to help the government win votes. Something is wrong with us if we believe revolutions can be launched by wearing yellow T-shirts with the word “Bersih”. (abstract from Wong Chun Wai‘s article “No winners, just losers” from his Sunday Star column On The Beat)
I do agree with him that you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know the political backlash of such an action.
Anyway, I hope to read Wong’s view in his coming column, on the call to arrest people selling items related to the Bersih illegal rally on “Yellow Saturday” (9th July 2011).