Thursday, May 24, 2012

Government Sues Bersih

Okay. This caught me by surprise although it was not totally unexpected,.

Yesterday Bersih chairman  Ambiga and nine of bersih's steering committee members  were slapped with a suit by the government for damage to public property during the April 28 Bersih 3.0 rally.

The suit was filed by a senior federal counsel from the Attorney-General’s Chambers at the High Court on May 15.

The other defendants named in the suit were Maria Chin Abdullah, Zaid Kamarudin, Haris Fathillah Mohamed, K. Arumugam, S. Arul Prakkash, Dr Wong Chin Huat, Dr Ahmad Farouk Musa, Datuk Dr Toh Kin Woon and Andrew Khoo.

 The government, in an unprecedented move, is seeking a declaration that the defendants were in violation of the Peaceful
Assembly Act 2012. It is also seeking RM122,000 in damages for losses suffered during the rally.
And the circus begins....

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