Mukhriz, 7 others investigated over youth protest outside Parliament

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Former Kedah Menteri Besar Mukhriz Mahathir is among eight people police have called for questioning over a protest rally held outside Parliament last month to demand the end to the state of emergency.

Muda secretary-general Amri Hariri Abd Hadi said Mukhriz’s statement had been recorded by phone, while the others are to present themselves at the Dang Wangi police station this Thursday at 1pm.

Besides Mukhriz and Amir, the others are Pejuang Federal Territories chief Khairuddin Abu Hassan, Kg Tungku assemblyman Lim Yi Wei, Paloh assemblyman Sheik Umar Bagharib Ali, Federal Territories Amanah Youth chief Asmaalif Abdul Adam, Parti Sosialis Malaysia committee member Sharon Raj and Co-founder of Undi18 Tharma Pillai.

The case is being investigated under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 for holding an assembly without notice.

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The protest, called #BukaPuasaBukaParlimen, was a peaceful sit-in held on April 30 in front of the Parliament gates and attended mostly by youths who broke fast together as it was during Ramadan.

The event was organised by various youth movements who listed six demands for the government.

They are an end the state of emergency and for Parliament to reconvene, to implement Undi18 immediately, the enforcement of just and humane law, strengthening the rights of Sabah and Sarawak, safe education for all Malaysians and the guarantee of a sustainable economy for the people. – TMI