#KitaLawan to push for IGP’s removal with sit-in protest

Demonstrators hold banners during the #KitaLawan rally in Kuala Lumpur March 7, 2015. — File pic
Demonstrators hold banners during the #KitaLawan rally in Kuala Lumpur March 7, 2015. — File pic

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 ― The organisers of #KitaLawan rally today announced their plan to hold a week-long sit-in protest at Dataran Merdeka starting this Saturday to demand the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to step down.

PKR's Chang Lih Kang said that under IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, many politically-motivated arrests have been made over the March 7 rally.

“We from #KitaLawan felt disappointed and unsatisfied over the IGP's unfair, unprofessional and bad intention in managing cases related to peaceful assembly,” he said in a press conference here.

“Under his tenure, police have become an authoritative tool to eliminate political enemies.”

The Teja assemblyman then announced that the #KitaLawan organisers decided to hold the “Fire IGP” campaign which will be held this Saturday at Dataran Merdeka until March 28.

At the same time, an MP will present a motion in Parliament next week on the campaign.

When asked on the identity of the MP, Chang refused to reveal it.

The police have conducted a series of arrests on Pakatan Rakyat (PR) youth leaders over the #KitaLawan rally which was held to protest the Federal Court's decison to send Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to jail over his second sodomy charge last month.

Among them were PKR's Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad and Rafizi Ramli, DAP'S Teo Kok Seong and also activists such aa Adam Adli and Bersih's Mandeep Singh.

They were investigated under the Section 9(5) of PAA and Section 143 of Penal Code for unlawful assembly.

The police have also arrested PKR's Nurul Izzah Anwar on Monday after going voluntarily to the Dang Wangi district police headquarters to record her statement on two separate probes — one on her involvement in the #KitaLawan rally two weeks ago and one on her parliamentary speech.

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