Women's March organisers to be summoned by police

KUALA LUMPUR: The organisers of the Women's March Malaysia (WMMY) 2024 will be summoned for questioning, the police have said.

Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Noor Dellhan Yahaya confirmed this when reached for comment on Sunday (March 10).

"An investigation paper has been initiated under Section 15 of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 and Section 14 of the Minor Offences Act 1955. The organisers will be summoned," he said in a statement today.

It was reported yesterday that over 200 people participated in the WMMY 2024 march in Kuala Lumpur, to advocate for global women's issues. Participants marched from the Sogo shopping centre to Dataran Merdeka, advocating for gender equality and to end gender-based violence.

Additionally, the group called for equal political involvement at "all levels of decision-making" and gender-neutral nationality laws.

Previously, human rights activist, Maria Chin Abdullah, alleged that the police refused to accept notices from the organisers to hold the gathering and described the action as exceeding their authority and was unacceptable.


In response, the Kuala Lumpur police chief, Datuk Allaudeen Abdul Majid, denied the allegations.

He was reported as saying that the organisers had sent a notification to the Dang Wangi police headquarters on March 1, but it was returned after 14 required items specified by the organisers were incomplete.

However, he said, the police have already summoned them to complete the notification before submitting it to the police.

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