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Youths in KK street protest

Published on: Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Kota Kinabalu: Demonstrators took to the street, here, to protest the rising cost of living, Tuesday.

Police said they will be investigating the case under the Peaceful Demonstration Act 2012.

"About 10 youths held placards demanding the government reduce the cost of living. The demonstration was held in front of the Centre Point Shopping Complex between 11am and 11.50am," said Deputy City Police Chief Supt M. Chandra.

The peaceful gathering nicknamed 'Himpunan Turun' was jointly organised by Gabungan Mahasiswa Islam SeMalaysia (Gamis) and Gabungan NGO Menuntut Hak Rakyat Sabah (Gegar).

The group held placards demanding the government also reduce the water tariff, electricity tariff and abolish the GST tax.

Meanwhile, Gegar spokesperson Mohd Khairuddin Daud said there were about 50 of them at the gathering.

"We know our participants and the estimated number who were there.

The police were at the site as well but no action was taken against any of the demonstrators," he said.

Khairuddin added that the flashmob moved to Tanjung Lipat at around 7pm where other activities were held.

"We are targeting more than 500 votes from the people who support our cause," he said.