Women’s rights rally organisers called by police to give statements

The International Women’s Day celebration march held in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. (Facebook pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Police today recorded statements from organisers of the rally held in conjunction with the International Women’s Day celebration which saw the participation of LGBT supporters and activists at Dataran Merdeka here last Saturday.

Dang Wangi district police chief Shaharuddin Abdullah said the organisers were summoned by the police to give statements pertaining to the rally.

Shaharuddin did not elaborate further on the matter.

Yesterday, Deputy Inspector-General of Police Rashid Ibrahim said police had opened investigation papers on the rally which he claimed was not authorised by the police.

Last Saturday, several NGOs organised a women’s march in conjunction with the International Women’s Day celebrations.