30 Nov '11, 4am

Blog: Bill Limiting Street Protests Moves Ahead in Malaysia: New York Times The lower house of the Malaysian... #fb

The lower house of the Malaysian Parliament approved a measure Tuesday that would ban street demonstrations, hours after hundreds of lawyers and activists chanting “freedom to the people” protested against the legislation, which they said would further restrict democratic rights in the country. The Peaceful Assembly Act must still be approved by the upper house, the Senate, before it takes effect, but analysts said that they expected easy passage because the Senate was dominated by government members. Opposition party members, who had called for the legislation to be withdrawn, walked out of Parliament before the vote Tuesday, saying that they would refuse to participate because only three opposition members had been permitted to speak on the issue. The legislation, which would impose fines of up to 20,000 ringgit, or $6,000, on violators, comes after Prime Minister Najib ...

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