They have been served court summons earlier today seeking their presence at the Jalan Duta courts tomorrow over their participation in the Bersih rally on April 28.
PETALING JAYA: PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim and his deputy Azmin Ali have been summoned to the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex at Jalan Duta tomorrow morning where they are expected to be charged over their participation at the Bersih rally on April 28.
Azmin’s special officer Hilman Idhan said said that police have handed over to him writ of summons asking his boss to attend court over two criminal charges.
According to documents, Azmin has been informed that he would be facing one charge under the newly gazetted Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 for participating in a “street protest” and another for going against an order by a public servant.
In the first document, Azmin is alleged to have participated in a street protest, between 2.30pm to 3pm along Jalan Tun Perak, on April 28, 2012 that went against a court order given out by the magistrate court under Section 98 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
The court order, which was given out on April 27 by magistrate Zaki Asyraf Zubir, prohibited any gathering at Dataran Merdeka– including the land bordered by Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Jalan Raja, and Jalan Kelab any time between April 28 to May 1.
The charge falls under Section 4(2)(c) of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 which prohibits organising or participation in a street protests. If convicted under this section, Azmin could be fined up to RM10,000.
The second document stated that Azmin, together with five others still at large, have abetted with R Tangam, G Rajesh Kumar, Farhan Ibrahim @ Alias to breach the court order.
The second charge comes under Section 188 of the Penal Code, for “disabodience to an order duly promulgated by a public servant” and is read together with Section 109 and Section 34 of the Penal Code for abetting.
If convicted under this charge, Azmin could face up to six months prison or fined RM2,000 or both.
A PKR source said that Anwar would face similar charges with Azmin.