Protest against plans to hold GE15 during monsoon season ends peacefully


KUALA LUMPUR: The protest held to oppose plans to hold the 15th General Election (GE15) during the monsoon season lasted peacefully for about 45 minutes here on Saturday (Sept 24).

The protest, organised by Parti Ikatan Demokratik (Muda), in front of the Sogo Shopping mall started at about 4pm and ended around 4.45pm.

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Muda president Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, who was among the speakers during the rally, said everyone should remember the devastation caused by last year's floods.

"In times of disaster, it is not the time for politics.

"If the elections are held during the floods, how can the rakyat be taken care of," he questioned.

"It is instead a time to focus and fight for the people on the ground.

"Ample flood preparations should be made instead of gearing for elections," he said.

Protesters were seen holding placards and banners "nyawa dulu, baru PRU", calling the authorities to prioritise lives rather than elections during the protest.

Several police personnel were present to maintain security and monitor the protest.

Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Noor Dellhan Yahaya said no untoward incidents occurred during the demonstration.

"We have identified the organisers of the protest and will call them to have their statements recorded as soon as possible.

"We have opened investigations under Section 9(5) of the Peaceful Assembly Act," he said.

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