YOURSAY | Tuanku, not all public protests can be equated with riot

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Malaysiakini (English)

YOURSAY | ‘Peaceful assembly is rakyat’s fundamental right enshrined in our Constitution.’ Tuanku, Bersih respectfully disagrees Gerard Lourdesamy: Not all public protests can be equated with riots. If that were the case, the famous Salt March by Mahatma Gandhi could also be regarded as a riot that would cause chaos and destruction, albeit, to the British colonial masters! Freedom of peaceful assembly is enshrined in Part II of the Federal Constitution and facilitated by the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012. It is a fundamental freedom. Not all issues of public concern and controversy can be resolve…

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