Monday, 28 January 2008

Released - 11 of protes participants

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 (Bernama) -- Eleven of the 56 people arrested Saturday for participating in an illegal assembly at the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) have been released unconditionally, the police said.

The other 45 were still being investigated for participating in the illegal gathering and for defying court order, said a statement from the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters.

"They were also arrested for obstructing public officers from discharging their duties," the statement said.

Meanwhile, the proceedings to obtain remand orders for those who were still under police custody were still progressing at 8pm tonight at a Kuala Lumpur court, with 13 of them had already been issued with the remand order until tomorrow.

Yesterday, police arrested 56 people including several opposition leaders and members of the non-governmental organisations (NGO) for participating in the illegal assembly which they said was to protest against rising cost of living. ---Bernama


Anonymous said...

According to Malaysiakini, the rest of the 47 arrested at the Protes rally yesterday are still being held in Pudu jail and will be charged tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

It's time for a change.

J.T. said...

Hi Kak Ton

Arrested and charged (as anonymous@3:01am says) for exercising a right to voice an opinion. sigh...

We definitely need a change... soon!

warrior2 said...

I really dont get it. No matter what some says in relation to "human right and the right to assemble", I am of the view that there are laws of the land and the laws of the land spesifically provides for approval before gatherings can be held.

Now, why are some of us defying the laws and why are we supporting defiance acts? The laws are not justified? Abuse of human rights? We dont need such laws?

I guess these people promotes an environment where everbody/organisations can assemble at anytime, anywhere for any reason.

And to them, this senario and environment is what is best for this country!

angry rakyat said...

Go catch the real criminals, damn it!