“Don’t you guys eat?”: Netizen pan police over probe on Turun rally participants

YESTERDAY (July 23), the police announced that they would be investigating those who participated in the demonstration against soaring prices of goods.  

According to Astro Awani, Dang Wangi district police chief ACP Noor Dellhan Yahaya said that his team would call 30 individuals for questioning soon.  

“On July 23, between 2pm and 3pm, we found a group had organised an illegal demonstration outside Kompleks Sogo, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur.  

“From our observation, we found about 100 people had participated in it, including undergraduates, political leaders and others who have yet to be identified.  

“As such, a police report was lodged and the matter will be investigated under Section 9 (5) of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012,” he was reported as saying.  

However, netizens were unimpressed with the police’s high-handed approach towards the rally participants and took them to task over it.  

(Do things that matter and don’t waste resources doing silly things. What is so wrong about people rallying against a Government that is ignorant of the people’s plight?)  

Echoing Rahim’s sentiments, user Shahril Hafizi added: 

(Even a protest against rising prices of essential items has to be investigated? Oh dear…) 

Netizen Tok Abu KP retorted:

(Remember, they protested for all of us…including the police)  

Voicing out for the people  

Yesterday (July 23), over 100 people gathered outside Kompleks Sogo and tried to march towards Dataran Merdeka to protest against the rising prices of goods.  

However, the march to Dataran Merdeka was stopped by the police, who formed a human barricade along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman.  

The police also blocked vehicles from entering Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman in anticipation of today’s protest, which they touted as “illegal”. 

On that note, user Phillip Gisan expressed gratitude to the rally participants for their willingness to voice out for the people.  

Netizen Tun Armand remarked:

(So fast. If the authorities were this speedy in probing corruption cases, probably our country won’t be in such a mess) – July 24, 2022 


Main photo credit: Malay Mail

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