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Dr M: I changed my views on Bersih after taking part

Hafiz Yatim  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said that his views on electoral reform coalition Bersih changed after participating in the Bersih 4 and 5 mass rallies.

Testifying in former Bersih chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah's suit against Sungai Besar Umno division chief Jamal Md Yunos, Mahathir admitted saying after Bersih 3 that future editions of the rally would be more violent.

In a blog post from 2012, he had said the Bersih 3 rally was then-opposition coalition Pakatan Rakyat’s warm-up for “violent demonstrations” should it fail to win the 13th general election...

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