Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Implications Of Peaceful Assembly Bill

As far as I'm concerned, this bill is bad news.

1. Those arrested for protesting on the streets can be fined up to RM20,000

2. No one under 16 can attend or participate

3. No one under 21 can organise a protest

4. It cannot be held near certain public areas

5. Appeals go to the Home Minister, not the courts -- this gives the police absolute power as they come under the jurisdiction of the home ministry.

This bill frankly undermines the Constitution.

1 comment:

walla said...

No government should impose conditions on the right to protest what is bad for their citizens. Including the protest of this ridiculous bill redolent of dictatorships.

And walla salutes Crankster for going on and on. We live on who live more for others, yes?