Six individuals including organisers of Women’s Day march give statements

KUALA LUMPUR, Six individuals, including the organisers of the Women’s Day March at Dataran Merdeka last Saturday, which was also attended by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community supporters, have recently given their statements to the police.

City Police chief Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said three more individuals were scheduled to come to the Dang Wangi Police headquarters on March 18, to have their statements recorded.

We want the case to be solved quickly and so far, six witnesses, including three organisers of the event, have given their statements, he told a press conference at the Kuala Lumpur Police Contingents here today.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim had earlier said that the investigation papers on the gathering, which he claimed was not authorised by the police, had been opened and the parties involved would be called in to have their statements recorded.

Prior to this, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa described the action by certain quarters to defend LGBT rights in conjunction with the Women’s Day celebration as an abuse of democratic space.