Archive for November 29th, 2011

November 29, 2011

A Sad Day for Malaysia and Future Generations

The BN MPs voted in the Peaceful Assembly Bill 2011 without any Opposition MPs who walked out during the debate.

At the same time, there were over 2,000 lawyers protesting the passing of the bill asking for the bill to be withdrawn. On Saturday, over 300 people gathered peacefully at the KLCC park to protest this same Bill.

But after all that’s said and done, 29 November 2011 will go down in history of Malaysia as a very sad day because the freedom guaranteed to every Malaysian in the Constitution of Malaysia has just been severely curbed.

The Constitutional of Malaysia in Article 10 states that “all citizens have the right to assemble peaceably and without arms“. For a complete reading of the Constitution, you can download the PDF copy here. We Malaysians have a constitutional right to freedom to assemble peaceably but there are also provisions in the Constitution for the Parliament to impose restrictions to this freedom.

However, today, the restriction to this freedom has been passed by Parliament to the peril of the future generations of Malaysians. The insistence of the PM and the Umno MPs is quite alarming and the company of MCA, Gerakan, MIC, etc. have abetted the high speed passing of the damning Bill.

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