Lasimbang charged with holding Bersih rally without permit

Source: The Star Online

KOTA KINABALU: Former Suhakam commissioner Jannie Lasimbang (pic) was charged with organising the Bersih 4 rally on Aug 29 and Aug 30 here without a permit.

She claimed trial in the magist­rate’s court to the charges under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 yesterday.

Lasimbang, 53, was released on a bail of RM6,000 with RM2,000 deposited with two local sureties.

Magistrate Cindy Mc Juce Balitus fixed her trial for Nov 23 and 24.

In the first cha­rge, Lasim­bang is accused of organising a gathering at the Likas Bay public park between 2pm and 9.30pm on Aug 29 without giving a 10-day notice to Kota Kinabalu City Hall prior to the event.

The court was told that it was a condition set by city police chief Assist Comm M. Chandra.

Lasimbang faces a maximum fine of up to RM10,000 for each charge, if found guilty. Read more