The youth wing of Perikatan Nasional recently announced its plans to hold a rally to protest the decision to grant Deputy PM Zahid Hamidi a “discharge not amounting to an acquittal” on 47 corruption charges.
Following that, the deputy police chief issued a warning that action would be taken against rally organisers and participants, as they had not received a permit application.
So what better time to get a refresher on the principles of freedom of assembly, and whether this should extend to everyone regardless of political inclination? BFM talks to Mandeep Singh, former secretariat manager of Bersih 2.0.
Produced by: Sharaad Kuttan and Lee Chwi Lynn
Presented by: Sharmilla Ganesan and Sharaad Kuttan