Police have rejected Movement for Change Sarawak’s (MoCS) application for a permit to hold a rally for “democracy and reforms” here this Saturday.
Kuching police chief ACP Mun Kok Keong confirmed this and advised folk against taking part in any illegal rally.
Sarawak Tribune carries the reason why it was rejected:
Kuching District Police Chief, ACP Mun Kok Keong, said the permit was denied as August was the holy month of Ramadan and police did not want any rally to be held due to this sensitivity.
“The licensing department will inform the applicants of the permit refusal.
“If they are not happy, they can talk to me or the state police commissioner,” ACP Mun told The Star after signing the rejection letter yesterday.
However, he did not explain the reason for the rejection, merely stating that the decision was made after assessing the entire situation.
ACP Mun added that police would act accordingly against anyone who joined the illegal rally.