Published: Monday January 14, 2013 MYT 4:32:00 PM
Updated: Monday January 14, 2013 MYT 6:48:17 PM
PM: Peaceful rally the result of Government’s law reforms
BY MAZWIN NIK ANIS
KUALA LUMPUR: The incident-free Saturday rally proves that the Government had done the right thing by reforming certain laws, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
The Prime Minister said the Government had also abolished certain obsolete laws because it was committed to providing a legal environment that supported human rights.
"The rally held in Stadium Merdeka, which went on peacefully, is a testimony to the ability of various parties, be it the authorities or organisers, to abide by the law.
"I thank the opposition, even though I don't agree (with them), for respecting the spirit of the Peaceful Assembly Act," he said when opening Conference on the Transformation of Security and Fundamental Rights Legislation.
Among the laws that were done away with are the Internal Security Act 1960, Banishment Act 1959 and Restricted Residence Act 1933.
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