Bersih 5: Overall coverage (with videos)

20 Nov 2016 / 11:50 H.

Nov 19, 2016

7.33pm: Peaceful end to Bersih, Red Shirt rallies. Read more here
6.50pm: Fahmi Reza arrested towards end of Bersih 5 rally. Read more here
6.45pm: Umno youth leader, Bersih demonstrator detained for rioting. Read more here
6.30pm: Muhyiddin appeals for a united opposition coalition. Read more here
4.30pm: Unruly Red Shirt participant arrested. Read more here
4.08pm: Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed spoke to the crowd of Bersih 5 supporters at KLCC.
3.45pm: Minor commotion as Red Shirts bump into yellow shirts along Jalan P. Ramlee. Read more here
3.30pm: Bersih crowd heads to KLCC. Read more here
3.11pm: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng arrives at LRT train station in KLCC to attend the Bersih 5 rally.
3pm: Maria Chin Abdullah detained under Sosma, 4-day remand for Jamal Yunos. Read more here
2.24pm: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said police are expected to arrest more Bersih 5 and Red Shirts leaders and those associated with the two groups as the rally progresses today. Read more here
2.22pm: Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed made brief appearance at the ongoing Bersih 5 rally. The Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) chairman was accompanied by his son former Kedah mentri besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir as well as former deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. Read more here
1.44pm: The crowd of Bersih 5 supporters in Bangsar were asked to disperse and find their own way to Dataran Merdeka after several hours of being blocked from progressing.
1.40pm: After hours of delay, some 5,000 Bersih participants from the National Mosque finally managed to converge with the main group outside Dataran Merdeka. Read more here
12.38pm: Due to police barricades, some 3,000 Bersih 5 rally-goers from the National Mosque are rerouting their march towards Masjid Jamek, to converge with another group there.
12.36pm: The first negotiation between Bersih 5 representatives and the police today failed as the police has rejected the group's request to pass through Jalan Travers to meet up with another Bersih 5 group.
12.30pm: Tun Dr Mahathir arrived at the Subang Airport from Sudan. Expected to attend Bersih 5 rally with Muhyiddin, Mukhriz and other Parti Pribumi leaders. Read more here
12.21pm: Ambiga Sreenevasan, several Bersih steering committee members and opposition MPs are negotiating with police representatives to allow Bersih 5 rally supporters to pass through Jalan Travers.
12.10am: The 3,000 strong Red Shirts group at Jalan Raja Laut have been given the green light by the police to march down Jalan Kuching, and then on to Padang Merbok via Jalan Kinabalu.
12pm: FRU personnel and the police are getting ready at Jalan Travers to prevent Bersih 5 supporters from going beyond their security line.
11.50am: An estimated crowd of about 3,000 Red Shirts supporters gathered in front of Pertama Complex as theirs leaders Armand Azha and Bukit Mertajam Umno division leader Datuk Musa Sheikh Fadzir negotiate with the police to allow them to march along Jalan Kuching towards Padang Merbok.
11.42am: Not wanting to miss out on the call for reformation, over 400 people from the Orang Asli community joined the Bersih 5 rally today. Read more here
11.24am: A man suspected to be a Red Shirts member was arrested by the police after attempting to provoke a group of Bersih participants near Dataran Merdeka. Read more here
11.10am: The area around the LRT train station in Bangsar have turned into a carnival-like atmosphere when the Mahasiswa group led by Bersih steering committee Adam Adli Abdul Halim converge with the crowd already in Bangsar.
11:01am: Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said has labelled opposition leaders behind Bersih 5 rally, today, as a "motley crew" of former enemies driven by self-interest and not the greater good of society. Read more here
11am: Around 1,000 Bersih supporters have gathered around Masjid Negara, waiting to converge with the group coming from Bangsar.
10.45am: The Red Shirts rally-goers are nowhere to be seen at Bangsar LRT station despite earlier statements from their representative that Red Shirts will be wherever the Yellow Shirts are.
10.30am: Local film director, stand-up comedian, political and social activist Hishamuddin Rais was arrested the police in front of Menara UOA Bangsar near the LRT train station in Bangsar. Read more here
10.30am: Activist Marina Mahathir addressed a crowd of at least 1,500 Bersih supporters at Bangsar LRT station.
10.14am: Representatives of the Bersih steering committee began addressing some 500 participants at Masjid Negara, marking the start of the rally at the checkpoint. Bersih 5 rally-goers were reminded not to blow the vuvuzela as it would disrupt communications coming from the assigned commanders.
9:49am: Supporters of Bersih 5 rally has started to crowd the roads leading to Dataran Merdeka as early as 7am. Read more here
9:46am: The city of Kuala Lumpur came to a standstill hours ahead of the showdown between the yellow and red shirts. Read more here
9:39am: Police have set up several road blocks leading to the city centre this morning. Read more here

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