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Prosecution fails to revive illegal assembly charge against Bersih chief

Last September 7, the Court of Appeal reversed the High Court’s decision and struck out a charge against Bersih 2.0 chief Maria Chin Abdullah for organising the August 2015 rally without giving a 10-day notice to the police as required by the Peaceful Assembly Act (PAA) 2012. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

Bersih 3.0 rally in Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: 28 April 2012

Police fire tear gas and water cannons at thousands of Malaysians who marched the streets of Kuala Lumpur on Saturday afternoon calling for cleaner and fairer elections.