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MALAYSIA: COPS PREVENT RALLY-GOERS FROM MARCHING TO PARLIAMENT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia July 17 (NNN-Bernama) — Police today stopped some 50 participants of a rally, organised by right wing movement Pemantau Malaysia Baru (PMB), who converged at a car park near the federal police headquarters (Bukit Aman) here from marching to Parliament House.

The rally-goers, who gathered there as early as 8 am, were supposed to walk to Parliament House to show their support for Yang di-Pertuan Agong (Malaysia’s King) Sultan Muhammad V, who opened the first meeting of the first session of the 14th Parliament today.

However, Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) personnel who were stationed there did not allow the participants from leaving the car park.

PMB president Lokman Noor Adam described the action as unfair.

We heeded the police’s orders and dispersed peacefully… We do not want to be labelled as those who defy the law, he told reporters here today.

Checks by Bernama revealed that all the participants had left the area by noon.

Meanwhile, city police chief Mazlan Lazim said police would be calling up the organisers for holding the rally without giving any notice.

He said it was an offence under Section 9(1) of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 to hold a rally without giving notice.

We will be taking statements from the organisers because they clearly went ahead with the rally without permission, he said.

In other matters, Mazlan said police believed that the 26 shots fired at an entertainment outlet in Taman Maluri, Cheras on Friday, was carried out by hired guns We do not rule out extortion to be motive, he said, adding that police were looking for two men, a businessman with the Datuk title and his friend, to assist investigations.–NNN-BERNAMA

Source: NAM News Network

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