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Police ban Seksualiti Merdeka festival

November 3, 2011

Deputy IGP says the country does not recognise any deviationist activity.

KUALA LUMPUR; The police today banned any functions organised by any group relating to the ‘Seksualiti Merdeka’ programme in the interest of public order.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said police had identified and would call everyone involved including former Bar Council president S Ambiga to record their statements.

“Police will take action under Section 27 A (1) (C) as well as 298 A of the Penal Code to prevent any function relating to the programme,” he told a media conference, here today.

He said the law in the country did not recognise any deviationist activity that could destroy the practice of religious freedom.

“Police received many protests from non-governmental organisations including Islamic and non-Islamic organisations who feared that the programme could create disharmony, enmity and disturb public order,” he said.

– Bernama


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