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Organisers of anti-ICERD rally plan to proceed; silent on permit

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Ahirul Ahirudin
Written by Ahirul Ahirudin

KUALA LUMPUR – November 29, 2018: Gerakan Pembela Ummah or Umma, one of the groups organising the rally against the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, is determined to proceed with it while silent on the issue of a permit from the authorities.

Recently the KL City Hall, which is normally one of the agencies involved in processing a permit for such a gathering in the city, said that it was referring the matter to the Cabinet. No reasons were offered why this was so.

Aminuddin Yahaya, head of Ummah, said the rally planned to be held at Dataran Merdeka on December 8, will have a white theme and will be peaceful, with the claim of having approximately 3,000 volunteers to ensure safety.

PAS deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man was reported to have said yesterday that the rally would proceed, while also pointing out that it has no link to the rioting at the USJ 25 Sri Maha Mariamman temple rioting early in the week.

“The rally is about national policies and we are inviting all races who appreciate the 61-year peace that we have achieved as a country to attend the event,” said Tuan Ibrahim

Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa echoed this statement, saying that the rally should not be linked to the temple incident.

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