Thousands picket against Employment Act

Some 200 workers converged opposite of PJ Hilton Hotel chanting “Tarik Balik! (Withdraw) heard echoing across the street.

Cars passing by the group of protestors honked in support as they cheered in appreciation as they held up their placards.

Some of them read: “Abolish the contract system for workers”, “The government has forgotten worker’s contribution”, “Workers are the largest bloc of voters” and “Long live the workers!”.

Police pressence was barely felt, with only two uniformed police officers watching on and another two traffic police officers directing the flow of traffic for the picket.

The group in PJ was led by MTUC secretary-general Abdul Halim who estimated that the number of participants in the picket nationwide comes close to 10,000.

Also present to share their solidarity were Senator Syed Husin Ali, Selayang MP William Leong, PJ Selatan MP Hee Loy Sian, PKR vice president N Surendran and human rights group Suaram chairperson K Arumugam.

 

Pictures and Video taken by: KS Tan, Citizen Journalist