PERTH, Sat: With over 50 heads of governments attending the once-in-two-years meeting, the hosts can't be too careful.
Security is super tight. Some local NGOs have threatened to stage protests in conjunction with the meeting but you could not see any of these activities.
The "Occupy Perth" movement involving 300 people seemed more subdued than expected.
Najib & Co definitely missed lecturer Wong Chin Huat's five minutes of fame as he addressed fellow protesters from all around Australia and the Commonwealth in a city square yesterday, at the same time CHOGM opened its three-day meeting, and told them about Bersih and what it stood for.
With him on stage were about 30 Malaysians and friends in yellow tees, some of them students and some permanent residents, who chanted "Bersih, Bersih" at Chin Huat's trained cues. There was a dog, leashed and draped in yellow, Malaysia's royal colour. I swear it was barking the same chants, too!
More of the barking dog and pictures from Perth in Rocky's Bru.