Malaysia enacted the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 - but this was a bad law that further eroded our right to peaceful assembly...
When say, the Israeli bomb and kill thousands of Palestinians and we in Malaysia want to express our protest.... which really should be done immediately - not 1 week later and certainly not more than 10 days later. Hence, the stupidity of having a law that says that "ten days before the date of an assembly, notify the Officer in charge of the police District in which the assembly is to be held". Peaceful Assembly is usally a quick and urgent response..
Sec. 9 Notification of assembly [PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY ACT 2012]
(1) An organizer shall, ten days before the date of an assembly, notify the Officer in charge of the police District in which the assembly is to be held.
(2) Subsection (1) shall not apply to-
(a) an assembly which is to be held at a designated place of assembly; and(3) If the assembly is a religious assembly or a funeral procession, the organizer may inform the Officer in charge of the police District in which the assembly or procession is to be held; and may, if assistance is needed to maintain traffic or crowd control, request for such assistance.
(b) any other assemblies as may be specified in the Third schedule.
(4) The notification under subsection (1) shall be given to the Officer in charge of the police District in which the assembly is to be held by A.R. registered post or courier or by hand.
(5) A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding ten thousand ringgit.
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