KOTA KINABALU: The Black Sunday 3.0 rally that was aimed at urging the government to take action and tackle various issues related to illegal immigrants in Sabah went as planned despite heavy rain at the popular Gaya Street market on Sunday morning.
The event organised by Solidariti Rakyat involving various non-governmental organisations and political parties started at 10am and lasted a little over an hour.
However, police are investigating the gathering which it deemed illegal.
Kota Kinabalu police chief ACP M. Chandra said the rally attended by about 70 people in black shirts had proceeded without any problem.
He said the police would call in the organiser and participants to facilitate investigations under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012, adding, “We stationed enough personnel to ensure things went peafully.”
Rally chairman Paul Chong said the objective of the rally was to urge the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on illegal immigrants to come up with a solution to solve the long-standing issues here.
“These are issues that are close to the hearts of Sabahans and we want action fast,” he said.
Sabah Progressive Party president Datuk Yong Teck Lee, who was present at the rally, said Sabahans had been waiting since the RCI met, for action to be taken.
“But up to now nothing has been done,” he said.