Saturday, October 24, 2020

MALASIA: Five Activists Granted Discharge - GOOD NEWS

Amnesty International, USA, 10-21-2020.

On 2 October 2020, five activists who were charged for “unauthorized gathering” were granted a discharge not amounting to acquittal (DNAA) by the Ipoh Magistrate. 

The charges stemmed from the activists’ participation in a peaceful picket on 2 June 2020 by a government hospital cleaners’ union against a cleaning services company. 

During the picket, they called out the alleged unfair treatment of union members and insufficient personal protective equipment for cleaners.