KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 6, 2015:
The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections 2.0 (Bersih 2.0) received a total of RM2.6 million in donations and merchandise sales.
The total expenditure for the Bersih 4 rally stood at RM664,052.
The remainder of the money (RM1.9 million) will be used for future Bersih events, said Bersih 2.0.
In a press conference today, Bersih 2.0 revealed that they had received a 2,126 page bank statement listing the 27,000 donors who pledged an average of RM76 per donor.
“The majority of people donated between RM10 and RM50.
“The donations amounted to RM2,064,652.74 while sales of the Bersih 4 T-shirts raked in RM553,914 and scarves brought in RM28,795. The total stood at RM2,647,361.74,” Bersih 2.0 treasurer Masjaliza Hamzah said.
She said the amount spend stood at RM664,052.52 and the balance RM1,983,309.22 will be used for future Bersih events and programmes.
“It will be used for Bersih programmes over the next two years, including voter education, legal fees, training and others.”
When asked if they would reveal all the names of the donors, they said, “no”.
“We won’t be revealing the names as some might not want their names revealed.
“But we can prove that they are not from one or just a few donors.”
Bersih 2.0 also stated that it would not pay the RM65,000 clean-up bill from the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).
“We are challenging the DBKL cleaning cost because as far as we know, we cleaned the place after the rally and it differed from what happened at the red shirt rally.”
Source within Bersih said this was not the first time Bersih had received such a bill from DBKL and they would challenge the bill the same way they did before.
Bersih 2.0 also challenged Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to now revealed his donor.
“If he does not reveal the donor of the RM2.6 billion, he will lose whatever credibility he has left.