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Malaysia urged to reject bill clamping down on peaceful protest

Headline Title:  Malaysia bill prohibits peaceful protest 28 November 2011 The Malaysian government has introduced a law which would further tighten the country’s excessive restrictions on peaceful protest ahead of next year's expected general elections, Amnesty International said today. If enacted, the Peaceful Assembly Bill would effectively prohibit street protests and fine demonstrators who fail to comply up to 20,000 Malaysian ringgit (US$6,000). The Malaysian Parliament is to consider the bill on Tuesday. "This bill is a legislative attack on Malaysians’ right to peaceful protest,”…

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