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Suhakam opts for internal report on KL112

 | January 15, 2013

A public report is not necessary because no violence was reported, says commissioner Nayagam.

PETALING JAYA: Suhakam’s report on last weekend’s Himpunan Kebangkitan Rakyat will be for internal use only.

Suhakam commissioner James Nayagam said today that the human rights watchdog had opted not to make the report public because no human rights violation took place during the rally.

“We are in the midst of compiling our findings on the Himpunan Kebangkitan Rakyat rally that took place in Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu on Saturday,” Nayagam told FMT.

“It is meant for internal purposes since there were no incidents of human rights violation. If there are complaints from the public, then we will use the report as reference.”

On Saturday, about 100,000 people marched from eight different locations in Kuala Lumpur before gathering in and around Stadium Merdeka for the anti-government rally, which was organised by Pakatan Rakyat.

A smaller gathering took place simultaneously in Kota Kinabalu. The police there initially did not allow the gathering but later relented.

Suhakam and the Bar Council were among the organisations that posted observers at both rallies.

Bar Council president Lim Chee Wee has also noted that the gatherings were peaceful. He told FMT the council’s report would be released to the public this week.

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