SHAH ALAM: The police must act against the "burger stall" protesters and Malaysian Armed Forces Veterans Association members holding "butt exercises" outside Bersih 3.0 co-chairman Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan's house.
Selangor state executive councillor, Teresa Kok, said yesterday such conduct could be considered a threat and sexual harassment under Section 506 and 509 of the Penal Code.
"The acts should be condemned and acted on to protect the sanctity of one's home, and further discourage the intimidation of Ambiga and her family," she said after the state exco meeting yesterday.
Kok said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who was the acting women, family and community development minister, should chastise the protesters and called for an investigation.
"I am shocked and disgusted Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Khalid Abu Bakar has not taken any action against the groups.
When pointed out former Bar Council's Human Rights Committee chairman, Edmund Bon, had defended the right of the groups to protest peacefully, Kok said: "You ask 10 lawyers and each one will give you a different interpretation of the law.
"Setting up burger stalls in a residential area is a threat of sorts."
She said Small- and Mediumsized Entrepreneurs Association of Malaysia (Ikhlas) president Mohd Ridzuan Abdullah's statement that 500 traders would protest outside Ambiga's home on May 24 for loss of business during the Bersih 3.0 rally amounted to a threat on the safety of Ambiga and her family.