Ratu Naga wants to nullify Peaceful Assembly Act provision

PETALING JAYA: Perikatan Nasional's Ratu Naga has filed a suit against the government to nullify a provision in the Peaceful Assembly Act (PAA).

Ratu Naga, whose real name is Syarul Ema Rena, claimed in a post on her Facebook page that Section 9(5) of the PAA, which requires organisers to inform authorities on gatherings in advance, was not enforceable.

"I filed a suit on Nov 8 in the Kuala Lumpur High Court seeking a declaration that Section 9(5) of the PAA is unenforceable as it was struck down in an earlier case.

"Despite the decision in the earlier case, police have been carrying out investigations under the invalid Section 9(5)," the post read.

The statement said the suit arose from a police investigation on Syarul Ema, who was called up by the police to give her statement at the Dang Wangi police headquarters for her involvement in the "Save Malaysia" rally on Sept 9.

Ratu Naga said she was being investigated for an offence under section 9(5) of the PAA for failing to notify the police of the rally, an offence that levies a fine not exceeding RM10,000 upon conviction.

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