Bersih 2.0 Facebook page is less active after GE-14

Election watchdog Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) 2.0 has become quiet in recent times, as the frequency of posts on its official Facebook page is decreasing, compared to the period before GE-14.


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In 2018, the number of Facebook posts made by Bersih 2.0 was increasing from February to April and later reached its peak in May, when the 14th general election (GE-14) took place.


After that, Bersih 2.0 posting on Facebook has been significantly reduced. This trend continues to today.


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For February and March 2019, Bersih 2.0 official Facebook page posted not more than 20 updates each month.


In February, most of the postings were about the tribunal hearing of Election Commission (EC) former members along with the Semenyih by-election.


In March, there were postings on the police reports against Pakatan Harapan and Barisan Nasional for opening up “pondok panas” (canvassing booths) to campaign for the Semenyih by-election beyond the campaigning period.


In addition, Bersih 2.0 is also doing coverage for the upcoming Rantau by-election.


However, the number of postings indicate that Bersih 2.0 is steering clear from the current political scene.


Does this mean that Malaysia is becoming cleaner?