BUKIT GANTANG, 31 March 2009: Altantuya is off limits, Sultan of Perak’s decision on not dissolving the state assembly must not be questioned and all ceramah must end at 11pm – these are some of the new rulings issued by the police to political parties in Bukit Gantang.
Perak Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s (PKR’s) deputy chairman and Teja assemblyman Chang Lih Kang said there are no plans to abide the rules because it was silly and would welcome any interrogation by the police.
Chang, when contacted by The Edge Financial Daily, said campaigners were informed of the new ruling by police today.
“We spoke about all these in every ceramah and will continue to do so. We will not abide by it. If police thinks that the speech contravenes the law, then we welcome them to interrogate and question us,” said Chang.
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This article first appeared on 31 March 2009 in www.theedgemalaysia.com under the same title. Used with permission.