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Trial starts for Bersih ‘balloon girl’ Bilqis Hijjas [Updated]

February 24, 2016 @ 09:00 - 17:00

Bilqis was charged with 'insulting behaviour' against the prime minister and his wife by dropping seven balloons printed with the words “Free media”, “Democracy” and “Justice” from the top floor of a popular mall in the capital city last August. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

Bilqis Hijjas. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

Dancer Bilqis Hijjas, charged with ‘insulting behaviour’ against the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor by dropping on them seven yellow balloons from the top floor of a popular mall in the capital city in August 2015, must stand trial at the Magistrates Court.

This follows the public prosecutor’s rejection of her application to drop the charge on 28 January 2016.

Her defence team received verbal confirmation of the rejection to drop the charge under Section 14 of the Minor Offences Act 1955 from the Attorney-General’s Chambers from deputy public prosecutor Joy Jothi Nadrasan.

The said yellow balloons were printed with the words “Free media”, “Democracy” and “Justice”.


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[1] ‘Balloon girl’ probed for handing out Bersih balloons [31 Aug 2015]
[2] Bersih ‘balloon girl’ to be charged tomorrow [22 Sep 2015]
[3] Consider dropping charge against Bersih ‘balloon girl’, Malaysian Bar urges AG [23 Sep 2015]
[4] Bersih 4 balloon girl pleads not guilty to ‘insulting behaviour’ (VIDEO) [23 Sep 2015]
[5] ‘Seolah-olah kuasa boleh diancam dengan belon’ – Bilqis Hijjas [23 Sep 2015]
[6] Trial starts for Bersih ‘balloon girl’ after prosecutor refuses to drop charge [28 Jan 2016]


[7] Although harmless, yellow balloons still disturbed PM gig, witness tells court [26 Apr 2016]
[8] In balloon girl trial, witness says had orders to avoid Bersih commotion [26 Apr 2016]
[9] ‘Something could go wrong’, mall security says after witnessing yellow balloons at PM gig [27 Apr 2016]
[10] Pavilion security: PM’s event ran smoothly because we acted fast on yellow balloons [5 May 2016]
[11] Organiser ‘angry’ at yellow balloons’ hijack of art fest graced by PM [13 May 2016]
12] Outcome of trial: Dancer walks free after court rules yellow balloons at PM event ‘not insulting’ [1 Jul 2016]



February 24, 2016
09:00 - 17:00
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Kuala Lumpur Magistrates Court
Kuala Lumpur Court Complex, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim
Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory 50480 Malaysia
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