Police to call up organisers of ‘Protect Islam’ rally in Malaysia

Participants gather during the Ummah defending Islam rally in Kuala Lumpur May 4, 2019. — Picture by Hari Anggara

KUALA LUMPUR, May 5, 2019, Bernama. Police will call up the organisers of the Rally to Defend the Sovereignty of Islam and the Constitution at Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman here yesterday, which was said to be without the approval of the authorities, reported the MalayMail.

Without elaborating, Dang Wangi District Police Chief ACP Mohd Fahmi Visunathan Abdullah told Bernama that the organisers would be called up in the near future to assist investigation.

Yesterday, he was reported to have said that the notice from the organisers of the rally opposite a shopping centre was incomplete as the organisers, Gerakan Pembela Ummah (Ummah) had failed to submit the notice of approval from Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).

The rally which was reported to have been held following several latest issues including the ratification of the Rome Statute beginning from Masjid Jamek Kuala Lumpur and ended at 3.25pm due to heavy rain.

Mohd Fahmi said so far no police report had been made against any individual who spoke at the rally.

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