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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 — Opposition lawmakers led by Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail marched from Parliament to the nearby federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman today to protest what they allege to be “harassment” of MPs performing their duty.
The group marched while bearing placards calling for the defence of MPs, in relation to recent police investigations against three former ministers for alleged breaches of the Official Security Acts while speaking in Parliament.
Also visible were placards criticising the use of the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act against Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah as well as others calling for a release.
The lawmakers also carried a banner protesting the conviction of Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli under the OSA, for which he was sentenced to 18 months in prison.
The group then delivered a memorandum containing their grouses and demand to a police representative outside Bukit Aman, before returning to Parliament.
Among notable leaders who took part in the march were DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, and Parti Warisan Sabah chief Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal.
Muhyiddin, a former deputy prime minister, is among the three MPs under investigation for allegedly revealing classified details of Cabinet proceedings.