Cops: Anti-Lynas gathering did not follow rules

KUANTAN: The police are disappointed with the organisers of the anti-Lynas gathering here yesterday, for not abiding by stipulated rules which included the prohibition of children at the gathering.

Kuantan police chief ACP Mohd Jasmani Yusof said although there were no untoward incidents, the police were disappointed as the gathering was held in an unsuitable place and included children.

"The gathering caused traffic congestion along a 5km stretch. Moreover, the organisers only submitted an application for the gathering two days ago instead of the stipulated 10days," he said after the peaceful gathering dispersed about noon.

The gathering saw about 800 participants, including several opposition leaders and social activists, at the main entrance to the industrial area around 11am to protest against the rare earth plant.

Among those present were PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu, Bersih 2.0 joint chairman Datuk A. Samad Said and social activist Hishamuddin Rais. 

Resource: The Sun, Page: 7
Date: Monday, 25 June 2012

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