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Jerit hands over memorandum to S’gor MB

SHAH ALAM, 17 Dec 2008: About 120 participants of Cycling For Change programme organised by the Jaringan Rakyat Tertindas (Jerit) handed over a memorandum to Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim today.

The memorandum contained six demands, namely the enactment of minimum salary law, repeal of the Internal Security Act, provision of comfortable housing for the people, control on price of goods, introduction of local council elections and end to privatisation of basic services.

Clad in red T-shirts, the group cycled one-and-a-half hours from the Malaysian Agriculture Park here to the Selangor State Secretary Building to hand over the memorandum.

No untoward incidents were reported.

The Cycling For Change campaign organised by the group began in Kedah and Johor early November and is scheduled to end on 18 Dec with the participants handing over a memorandum to the Prime Minister at Parliament House.

Along the way, the cyclists had been repeatedly stopped by police at roadblocks, and several campaigners had been detained.

Yesterday, Selangor Police Chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said 30 people were arrested for taking part in the campaign during its stop in Rawang, including Rawang assemblyperson Gan Pei Nei.

He also said police planned to take action against Sungai Siput Member of Parliament Dr D Jeyakumar for allegedly using children in the illegal gathering. — Bernama


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