No notice has been given to authorise any demonstration on Friday, says cops

KUALA LUMPUR: No notice for a public demonstration to protest the burning of a copy of the Holy Quran in Stockholm, Sweden has been given to the police.

Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Noor Dellhan Yahaya, in a statement Wednesday (Jan 25), said that three posters had been identified that called for a public demonstration on Friday (Jan 27).

"No notice for any public assembly has received given from any parties as stipulated under Section 9(1) of the Public Assembly Act 2012.

"Any assembly without notice is an offence under Section 9 (5) of the same act.

"The police advise all to not be involved in any assembly or demonstrations that do not obey the law. Action will be taken on those involved," he said.

On Jan 21, the provocative action of Rasmus Paludan, leader of Denmark's far-right Stram Kurs, brought worldwide condemnation, including from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Paludan has held a number of demonstrations in the past where he has burned the Holy Quran, including in April last year.

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