IPOH: Perak police will be taking action against the organisers of a Pakatan Harapan ceramah held at the main road of Kampung Bukit Jana, Kamunting, Taiping, on Saturday night for organising the talk without permit.
Perak police chief Hasnan Hassan said police would be investigating the matter and would take action against those who held the assembly at a prohibited place and without a permit under Section 9(5) of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012.
“We did not issue any permit to the organisers because they did not comply with the conditions set as the location of the ceramah was disrupting traffic. This includes a Pakatan Harapan trailer which was used as a stage and parked on the roadside.
“Police also received many complaints from local residents in the ceramah area, causing police to take action as we did not issue any permit,” he told reporters after attending a Perak police drill for the 14th General Election (GE14) here yesterday.
On Saturday night, opposition leaders held a ceramah from a four-wheel drive vehicle along the road of a housing area in Kamunting.
It was attended by Pakatan Harapan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng as well as PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. – Bernama