Police record statement from Malaysian Bar Council President

(Bernama) – The police have recorded a statement from Malaysian Bar Council president Lim Chee Wee in connection with the banned ‘2011 Seksualiti Merdeka’ program.

The statement was recorded at 3.20pm, at the Duta Court police station here today.

Later, Lim told reporters he was called up by the police to answer questions over the council’s involvement in the program.

He said, as the council was listed as one of the organizers of Seksualiti Merdeka, the police wanted to know who its organizers were, and the council’s role, among others.

The program, which was held for the fourth time since 2008, was scheduled to have begun from Nov 2 until Nov 13, but was discontinued by the organizers when there was strong opposition from various groups as it was alleged to promote the rights of lesbians, bisexuals, gays and transsexuals in the country.

In the interest of public order, the police have banned functions organized by any group relating to the ‘Seksualiti Merdeka’ program.