21 charged with illegal assembly

Kuek Ser Kuang Keng, Hafiz Yatim and Gabrielle Chong (Malaysiakini)
As 21 people were charged with illegal assembly at the Petaling Jaya Sessions Court this morning, questions were raised as to why the authorities chose to charge them now, two days before the Chinese New Year, when the incident happened more than a month ago.
All 21, 13 of whom are Chinese Malaysians, also faced a second charge of failing to adhere to a police officer Superintendent Mohammad Shukor Sulong’s order to disperse from the Petaling Jaya City Council field in Jalan Yong Shook Lin, Petaling Jaya.