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Published: Tuesday December 17, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday December 17, 2013 MYT 11:35:05 AM

IGP: Action will be taken against DBKL protest organisers

KUALA LUMPUR: Action will be taken against organisers of a protest against property assessment revaluation that was held at Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

The protest was attended by about 500 property owners, but no arrests were made.

“The protest or rally has been deemed illegal. If the organisers have broken the law, we will take necessary action. No one has been arrested so far,” Khalid told a press conference at the Police Academy here yesterday.

Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Zainuddin Ahmad said police would investigate as they had not received a formal notice about the gathering by the organisers, which is a requirement under Section 9(1) of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012.

“We will investigate to identify the organisers,” he said yesterday but declined to elaborate further.

The protesters, who gathered at DBKL’s headquarters in Jalan Raja Laut here as early as 10am yesterday, were accompanied by prominent Pakatan Rakyat MPs such as Seputeh’s Teresa Kok, Batu’s Tian Chua, Bukit Bintang’s Fong Kui Lun, Lembah Pantai’s Nurul Izzah Anwar, Kepong’s Tan Seng Giaw and Segambut’s Lim Lip Eng.

During the protest, the MPs handed over 20,000 objection letters to DBKL from their constituents. The letters were received by Mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib.

Cheras MP Tan Kok Wai earlier described the gathering at Dataran DBKL as a “meet-the-people” session, as Kuala Lumpur property owners would be able to submit their objections over the revaluation directly to their respective MPs.

Tan said the organisers did not notify the police about the gathering as they felt it was unnecessary.

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Tags / Keywords: Courts & Crime, DBKL assessment hike, protest


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