Even the diplomats were purportedly at Bersih 3.0:
Wisma Putra sees red over diplomats taking to the streets
KUALA LUMPUR: The involvement of Malaysia-based foreign diplomats in Bersih 3.0 rally on April 28 has incurred the displeasure of Wisma Putra.
Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said he had received reports about the involvement and participation of foreign diplomats in street demonstrations, citing the Bersih rally.
“Whether such involvement or participation is truly for information gathering or otherwise, it is definitely not a good move.
"I am worried that such a move may lead to negative perceptions. Worse, the diplomats concerned may get involved or injured in unfortunate incidents, given the unruly nature of street demonstrations."
Street demonstrations all over the world do tend to get somewhat unruly. Tottenham got looted and burned. The Italians make a dog's meal of any place that they protest at.
But for some reason, the Malaysians are very docile and well-mannered.
The only reason why a protest in Malaysia turns violent is because the police instigate trouble.