Resign or we #Lawan again in 2 weeks – protest organisers tell PM

Sekretariat Solidariti Rakyat plans another ‘bigger’ protest for Aug 21.

The organisers of the #Lawan movement have urged Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to resign for his failings or face another street rally.

Sekretariat Solidariti Rakyat (SSR) announced today (Aug 7) that it is planning a “bigger” protest in two weeks.

“SSR calls on Muhyiddin Yassin to resign immediately.

“If not, we will mobilise a bigger number of rakyat to go down to the streets on August 21.

“SSR would like to invite Malaysians especially the youth to close ranks with the rakyat and prepare to take to the streets once again,” it said in a statement.

It blamed the PM for failing to handle the Covid-19 pandemic, the economy, as well as politics in the country.

“SSR believes that this government is a failed government and the leaders of this failed government need to know when to stop and give room to another team to helm the country,” it said.

The organisers previously held a street protest in Kuala Lumpur on July 31 demanding Muhyiddin’s resignation.

Following the event, police proceeded to question the organisers as well as protest participants.

Officers even showed up at the homes of several activists.

Police have further summoned a lawyer who was part of the Bar Council’s protest monitoring team.

The Bar has since condemned the move and stressed that the United Nations Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers guarantees that lawyers should be able to perform all their professional functions without intimidation, hindrance, harassment, or improper interference.

MALAYSIAKINI

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