SSR trio fined RM2,000 each over Dataran Merdeka protest

Our fight does not end here, says member as group discusses whether to pay compound or challenge it

KUALA LUMPUR – Three members of Sekretariat Solidariti Rakyat (SSR) have been slapped with a RM2,000 compound for organising a protest at Dataran Merdeka yesterday.

The three SSR members – Mohammad Alshatri Abdullah, Mohd Asraf Sharafi Mohd Azhar, and Muhammad Nur Taufiq Azhar – were summoned to Dang Wangi district police headquarterstoday and spent more than three hours in the IPD to give their statements.

When met outside the police station, Asraf said the case was being investigated under Section 9(5) of the Peaceful Assembly Act (PAA) and for failing to notify police about the rally and Regulation 10 of Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within Infected Local Areas) (National Recovery Plan) Regulations 2021 which prohibits gatherings.

“We are discussing whether to pay or to challenge the compound. 

SSR trio fined RM2,000 each over Dataran Merdeka protest

“The gathering that we did was based on the principle of freedom of speech. 

“Either way, our fight does not end here, and we have to continue our momentum,” Asraf said.

By : Isabelle Leong – THE VIBES

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