PCB to open counter for complaints vs GMI

(Bernama) – The Public Complaints Bureau (PCB) will open a special counter at Jalan Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur on Saturday for shopkeepers and traders to report on the losses and damages incurred during a demonstration last Saturday.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk T Murugiah said the shopkeepers and traders were required to produce documents and proofs of their losses and damages.

The complaints will enable the PCB to assist the shopkeepers and traders in suing the organiser of the demonstration, Movement for the Abolition of the ISA (GMI), for their losses and damages, he told reporters here today.

The counter will be opened from 10am to 10pm.

He said the PCB was ready to cooperate with the Federal Territories Umno Youth Division, which had offered free legal consultation to shopkeepers and traders who want to sue the GMI.

Murugiah yesterday received a complaint from the Lorong Tuanku Abdul Rahman Night Market Traders Association, which claimed its members had suffered RM500,000 losses and damages due to the demonstration.

About 10,000 people and opposition party members took to the streets in the capital in an anti-ISA demonstration on Saturday, forcing shops and shopping complexes to shut down.