KUALA LUMPUR, March 10 — Several participants of a rally today in conjunction with the International Women’s Day this week, were allegedly harassed by a group of men after the march had wound down.
Women’s March Malaysia committee member Yubanesan Balan told Malay Mailthat among others their placards were snatched near the Dang Wangi police station here by men who threatened that they would lodge a police report against them and the march.
“Mind you the placards were not displayed by the group of women and were simply held. We were also disheartened to hear the incident took place near the police station and yet there was no immediate response from the police on the matter,” Yubanesan said.
“Thankfully no one was hurt but this incident is a reflection of the level of discrimination and injustice that woman in our country have to face on a daily basis.
“We detest such attitude and violence against women but this will not hamper our work to voice out against gender discrimination,’’ he added. Read more