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Published: Sunday January 5, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Sunday January 5, 2014 MYT 7:57:53 AM

Geramm stages protest for press freedom

The group marching from the Bar Council office towards Masjid Jamek in Kuala Lumpur.

The group marching from the Bar Council office towards Masjid Jamek in Kuala Lumpur.

PETALING JAYA: A group of people led by non-governmental organisation Gerakan Media Marah (Geramm) staged a protest in the city centre for press freedom.

With cries of “free the media”, the group had earlier gathered outside the Bar Council before walking to the Masjid Jamek LRT station.

The group, which included several online journalists and editors, had demanded for the suspension of weekly publication The Heat to be rescinded and the abolishment of the Printing Presses and the Publica­tions Act.

Geramm spokesman Fathi Aris Omar said it would be handing over a petition, a list of eight demands and a symbolic red pencil to the Home Ministry.

The protest was also attended by former Bersih chairman Datuk S. Ambiga, social activist Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir and DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang.

The protest, held in the presence of the police, ended without incident at 3.30pm.

Tags / Keywords: Government, heat

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