Empower office raided by police

Nov 28, 2016
Some reporters and lawyers seen outisde Empower's office. Pix credit Honey Tan twitter.
Some reporters and lawyers seen outside Empower’s office. Pix credit Honey Tan twitter.

A non-governmental organisation (NGO) Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (Empower) office in Section 4, Petaling Jaya today afternoon was raided by the police.

Through Empower’s tweet a group of police officers comprise of 10 officers arrived at the office around 1pm and locked the employees inside not allowing others to enter.

In the tweet also mentioned that windows were closed with papers so that people can view from outside.

Then Empower tweet the raid conducted under Section 124C of the Penal Code.

Lawyers who rushed to the scene also denied entry to the office.

Empower is a local NGO that advocates for justice and democracy, and works with women and youth to realise their potential in areas of politics, economy, and civil liberties.

It is believed the raid conducted today could do with Bersih rallies and its alleged foreign funding.

 

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