Cops stop opposition lawmakers from marching to Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR: Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and a group of lawmakers have been stopped by the police from marching towards Parliament.

The group are earlier gathered at Dataran Merdeka on Monday (Aug 2) after the road to Parliament was blocked by police.

The opposition lawmakers then tried to march on foot to Parliament but were stopped by police.

Police also advised media personnel to observe social distancing.

Anwar tried negotiating with police to allow them to go to Parliament while several opposition lawmakers were chanting "hidup rakyat, daulat Tuanku".

Anwar later made a short speech before the group dispersed peacefully at 11am.

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