Perkasa seeks police permit for Apr 29 rally

(Bernama) – Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa Malaysia (Perkasa) today applied for a permit from the police to organise the ‘Raja Berdaulat, Kasih Dijunjung’ assembly on April 29, to be held either at Padang Merbok or Dataran Merdeka.


Perkasa deputy president Datuk Abdul Rahman Abu Bakar said the assembly, scheduled for 9.30am, was to celebrate the installation of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah as the King on April 11.

“We want to celebrate our 14th King and at the same time defend our monarchy,” he told reporters after submitting an application for the permit at the Dang Wangi Police Headquarters, here today.

He also criticised the behaviour of opposition leaders who had allegedly ridiculed the Malay Rulers and nation’s leaders during the King’s installation at Istana Negara, saying their action was an insult to the rulers.

“They have lost their loyalty to the country,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Malay Army Veterans Association (PVTM) lodged a police report at the same station on allegations that opposition leaders insulted the Malay Rulers.

Its president, Mohd Ali Baharom, who filed the report this evening, said the opposition leaders need to come forward and explain the matter which was said to have disgraced Malays.

“We also urge a Royal Commission be set up to investigate the statement made by the medical officer,” he told reporters here today.

Also present to support PVTM’s action were Malaysian Malay Network Organisation (JMM) president Azwanddin Hamzah and Malaysian NGOs Affiliation (NGO) secretary Mohd Jurit Ramli.