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Tag: Peaceful Assembly Act

Govt tables bill to allow street protests

Under the proposed changes, street protests are removed from the list of offences and shorter notice period provided for holding an assembly, and offenders may be be allowed to pay a compound fine instead of facing prosecution.

Cops query lack of DBKL approval for Ummah rally

About 1,000 people marched in KL city centre in support of Islam and Johor prince.

Women’s day march was against the law, top cop insists

Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun says the organisers failed to notify the police of the event 10 days in advance, as required under the Peaceful Assembly Act.

10-day requirement for peaceful assembly to be amended

Deputy Home Minister Azis Jamman confirms Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 will see changes.

Cops to record statements from organisers over kids at anti-ICERD rally

Top cop Mohamad Fuzi Harun says the organisers previously promised the authorities that children would not be allowed at the rally.

Stick to the law, use proper avenues to debate ICERD, says...

Inspector-General of Police tells the public to have confidence in government's commitment to consider all views before making a decision on ratifying the UN rights treaty.

Maria Chin, 2 others freed over #KitaLawan rally

Deputy minister Sim Tze Tzin, who was charged along with Petaling Jaya MP Maria Chin Abdullah and activist Mandeep Singh, says they were only expressing their dissatisfaction with the former government.

Drop all charges against lawyer Fadiah, says PJ MP Maria

She says it shows police intimidation is still very much alive and such investigations have no place in Malaysia today.

Good news for Tebrau MP as prosecution withdraws appeal on fine

Steven Choong Shiau Yoon is happy that the risk of a by-election has been avoided although his conviction for participating in a gathering five years ago remains.

PKR veep freed over illegal assembly charge

Sessions Court finds Shamsul Iskandar not guilty over charge of illegal assembly at a mosque during the Blackout 505 rally in 2013.

Jannie Lasimbang’s candidacy hangs on court judgment

DAP candidate for Kapayan state seat in Sabah can be disqualified if court overturns acquittal over Bersih 4 rally and fines her RM2,000 or more.

Blackout 505: Five activists freed of all charges

Freedom comes five years after rally to protest against 2013 general election, as prosecution failed to prove the charge.

Cops to continue identifying potential troublemakers for GE14

IGP Mohamad Fuzi Harun says police are updating the current data in the interest of national security.

Apex court dismisses activists’ bid to test peaceful assembly provision

Instead, the five-member bench orders the Court of Appeal to hear the appeal of the four activists against their conviction for participating in a ‘Free Adam Adli’ protest.

Bukit Katil MP fails to stall trial for gathering at mosque

Lawyer Yusmadi Yusof now fears his client can be convicted and risks not participating in 14th general election.

High Court defers trio’s defence for participating in street protest

Justice Azman Abdullah declines to rule if the charge against three opposition men is constitutional or otherwise as he wants to wait for the outcome of a similar case.

Cops record statement from anti-kleptocracy rally organiser

Lim Yi Wei, a member of the secretariat for the "Love Malaysia, End Kleptocracy" rally, may face charges under the Peaceful Assembly Act.

Allow anti-kleptocracy rally to proceed, Bersih tells IGP

Electoral watchdog says the rally to be held this Saturday is no different from last month's 'Wanita Bantah Politik Toksik' gathering which was allowed to be held.

Maria Chin remains free, government loses appeal

Federal Court dismisses appeal by government over Maria Chin's acquittal, citing lack of jurisdiction as the case started in the Sessions Court and, therefore, must end in the Court of Appeal.

Attorney-general urged to drop PAA charges against MP

Ipoh Sessions Court fixes hearing on constitutionality of provisions in the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 under which Ipoh Timur MP Thomas Su Keong Siong is charged.

Maria Chin, 2 others get discharge over #KitaLawan rally

Bersih 2.0 activists Maria Chin Abdullah, Mandeep Singh and PKR's Sim Tze Tzin get discharge not amounting to acquittal after deputy public prosecutor fails to show up.

Police: Claims that fracas suspects paid RM50 unconfirmed

Selangor CID chief says incident at the Nothing to Hide 2.0 forum is still under investigation.

Court of Appeal has no authority to hear legality of unlawful...

The case of four men charged with taking part in a ‘Free Adam Adli’ assembly in 2013 will now move to the Federal Court, which is the right avenue to decide on constitutional issues arising from the lower courts.

Government appeal against Maria Chin’s acquittal to be heard on Oct...

The Federal Court will first determine if the Bersih chairman's case originated in the High Court or Sessions Court, to ascertain if it falls within its jurisdiction.