Gathering 355 under control as at 6pm, says police

Feb 18, 2017
There has been no untoward incident so far at the gathering. Photo from Himpunan 355 Facebook page
There has been no untoward incident so far at the gathering. Photo from Himpunan 355 Facebook page

The gathering 355 which was attended by thousands of people at Padang Merbok today was reported to be under control without any undesired incident as at 6 pm.

Dang Wangi District Police Chief, ACP Mohd Sukri Kaman said a section of the road from Jalan Parlimen had been closed to traffic due to the increasing number of participants, he told reporters.

The gathering on 355 was to brief the Muslims on the amendments to the Syariah Court (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 or Act 355.

The gathering was organised jointly by the Ummah Secretariat, the Malaysian Muslim Lawyers Association, the Ulama and Umarak Council and the Malaysian Muslim Professionals Organisation.

On Nov 24 last year, PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang had presented the Private Bill named Syariah Court (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill 2016 to the Dewan Rakyat.

The Dewan Rakyat sitting is scheduled for March 7 this year. –Bernama

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