Ten Pakatan leaders called in by cops over price hike protest

PETALING JAYA: Ten Pakatan Harapan leaders have been called in by the police on Monday (July 4) to help investigations into a price hike protest held in Kampung Baru on Friday (July 1).

Fadhli Umar Aminolhuda, a lawyer with Parti Amanah Negara's legal bureau, said it is understood the matter was being investigated under Section 9(5) of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012.

"Lawyers from Amanah's legal bureau will accompany the Pakatan leaders to the Dang Wangi district police headquarters at 10am on Monday," he was quoted as saying by Malay news portal, Sinar Harian.

Sinar Harian also reported that on Friday, about 100 people had gathered outside Masjid Jamek in Kampung Baru at 2pm for a peaceful protest against price hikes. The gathering was dispersed by the police about 30 minutes later.

The portal also reported that among those present at the gathering were Amanah secretary-general Datuk Dr Mohd Hatta Ramli, communications director Khalid Samad and central leadership committee member Faiz Fadzil.

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