Friday, 25 November 2011

Lawyers to march against Assembly Bill

Four years after the 2007 "Walk for Justice", the Malaysian Bar is again calling on thousands of lawyers to march in Kuala Lumpur to protest against the Peaceful Assembly Bill 2011 which has been presented to Parliament.

The march is to start at 11.30am on Tuesday and the lawyers will walk from the Royal Lake Club to Parliament, which is scheduled to debate the Bill, tabled on Nov 22, the same morning.

A memorandum will be submitted to the government at the end of the march.

bar council putrajaya judiciary lingam protest 260907 rainBack in 2007, more than 2,000 lawyers joined the Bar Council's 3.5km-march, dubbed "Walk for Justice", in Putrajaya to push for the establishment of a royal commission of inquiry into the infamous 'Lingam Tape' expose.

Coupled with various public protests, the march succeeded in compelling the then prime minister, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, to compromise and set up a royal commission of inquiry headed by former Chief Judge of Malaya, Haidar Mohamed Noor.

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