Walking for peace and unity

Kota Kinabalu takes the lead to show that public processions could indeed be done responsibly and peacefully as a non-political group of inter-faith clergy and laity came together for a walkabout for peace and unity dubbed ‘ The Harmony Walk’, this morning.

People who took part in the walk were muftis, Imams, priests, pastors, monks and the public, regardless of gender, from all walks of life.

No police personnel were seen, however two Kota Kinabalu City Hall enforcement personnel were present to help control the traffic in the surrounding area.

This shows that Malaysians can exercise their freedom of assembly without malice and ill-will.

Earlier today, Suhakam Chairman, Hasmy Agam urged the authorities to allow planned peaceful assemblies under Article 10 (1) (b) of the Federal Constitution and Article 20 (1) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.