Activist Fadiah, three others at Dang Wangi over Dataran Merdeka rally


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  • Wednesday, 04 Mar 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Activist-lawyer Fadiah Nadwa Fikri and three others have arrived at Dang Wangi police headquarters, where they are expected to be questioned in connection with Saturday (Feb 29)'s rally.

The other three are Nik Azura Nik Narson, Liew Liang Hong and Wong Yan Ke.

They arrived around 1pm on Wednesday (March 4).

Fadiah said police were recording their statements for investigations under the Peaceful Assembly Act, pertaining to the rally in Dataran Merdeka on Saturday night (Feb 29) following the political crisis gripping the nation.

On Tuesday (March 3), Bukit Aman CID Special Investigation Unit recorded Fadiah's statement in connection with her Twitter post on the same rally.

She is being investigated under Section 4(1)(a) of the Sedition Act as well as Section 233 of the Communication and Multimedia Act for wrongful use of network services and facilities.

In her tweet, she urged people to join the "Turun ke Jalan, Demokrasi Mati" (Go to the Streets, Democracy is Dead) rally.

Other civil society leaders were also present, including Suaram executive director Sevan Doraisamy.

Meanwhile, PSM activist E. Nalini along with 13 others have also been summoned for investigations at the same police headquarters at 3pm for another rally held in front of Sogo shopping mall on Sunday (March 1).

Among those being called up are Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir and Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan.

"I have been called in for investigations with 13 others by the Dang Wangi police station about a gathering at the Sogo shopping mall on Sunday.

"Police should immediately stop any form of intimidation against those who are exercising their rights to speak and assemble," Nalini said in her Facebook post on Tuesday.

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