Observers slam Putrajaya’s hypocrisy in disallowing street rallies

Alfian Z.M. Tahir

Iman Research programme director Badrul Hisham Ismail says the government and the police should have accommodated last Saturday’s ‘Save Malaysia’ rally as it is the people’s right to assemble peacefully. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 20, 2023.

PUTRAJAYA is being hypocritical by not allowing street rallies as many individuals in the government of the day had taken part in “illegal” demonstrations in the past, activists and think tanks said.

They also questioned Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s silence on the matter, since he was once an icon of street rallies after his sacking from the cabinet in 1998.

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