Saturday, January 24, 2009

Malaysia: 21 charged with illegal assembly

Seelan: Is the Malaysian government learning from Singapore? I thought we were the ones around this area most famous for abusing repressive laws the British left us.

The Star
: A total of 21 people, including a Member of Parliament (MP), two state assemblymen and a Catholic priest, were charged in the Magistrates Court here with taking part in an illegal assembly and failing to disperse when ordered to do so.

Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua, Selangor executive council member Ronnie Liu, Kampong Tunku state assemblyman Lau Weng San, Reverend Father Paulino Francesco Miranda of the Church of Divine Mercy and the rest all pleaded not guilty.

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