Teruntum assemblyman quizzed over anti-Lynas rally

22 Aug 2019 / 17:38 H.

KUANTAN: Teruntum state assemblyman Sim Chon Siang today confirmed that he had given his statements to assist investigations into the anti-Lynas rally held in Taman Gelora here on Sunday.

According to Sim the investigating officer spent almost an hour recording his statements in his office at the Teruntum state constituency service centre, here today.

Also present to give his statements was the Save Malaysia Stop Lynas (SMSL) anti-Lynas group’s lawyer Hon Kai Ping.

“We gave our full cooperation and are willing to assist in any way possible,“ he told reporters here today.

Sim was among the politicians seen during the rally at Taman Gelora.

Last Sunday, Kuantan district police chief ACP Mohamad Noor Yusof Ali said the the rally held from 8am to 9.30am and participated by over 200 people, had failed to fulfil conditions under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012.

He said SMSL organiser did not receive any approval from the owner of Taman Gelora, Kuantan Municipal Council (MPK) to hold the rally there, which was one of the requirements which must be met. — Bernama

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