Bersih says ‘Selamatkan Malaysia’ protest constitutional

Noel Achariam

Bersih says police are incorrect in claiming the 'Selamatkan Malaysia' organisers should have applied for a permit for their rally against Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi getting a discharge not amounting to acquittal in his corruption trial. – EPA pic, September 13, 2023.

IT is the people’s constitutional right to assemble peacefully as it is part and parcel of a functioning democracy, said the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih).

Its steering committee said police are duty-bound to uphold the Federal Constitution by facilitating such assemblies, ensuring the safety of participants and controlling traffic.

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