Group protests against Assembly Bill

(The Star) – A group gathered at KLCC park to protest the proposed Peaceful Assem­bly Bill 2011.

Dressed in yellow and carrying yellow balloons, the group assembled at the park at about 2pm yesterday and chanted slogans against the proposed Bill.

They were told to disperse by the police and KLCC security personnel at about 2.45pm.

Peaceful demo: The group protesting at KLCC park yesterday.

Also present were Klang DAP MP Charles Santiago and Segambut DAP MP Lim Lip Eng.

Campaign organiser Wong Chin Huat deemed the Bill unconstitutional.

“We are here to illustrate that we as Malaysians can gather peacefully without disrupting public order,” he said.

On whether the amendments to reduce the advance notice period from 30 days to 10 days was acceptable, Wong said it was not.

“There are countries where organisers only need to give notice to the police a day before a gathering. An acceptable period should be one or two days,” he added.

Meanwhile, a group of people gathered at Dataran Merdeka for a candlelight vigil at about 8pm.

They marched to the Bar Council about 200m away and dispersed 30 minutes later.