Human Rights gathering postponed for security reasons – IGP
KUALA LUMPUR: Risks to the security of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the public are among the main factors the 2018 International Human Rights Day celebration scheduled today is postponed, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.
He said the police had advised the organisers to postpone the event following the ‘thankfulness’ gathering to fete the move by the government to reject the ratification of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) which would take place on the same day.
Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang addressing the crowd at the assembly to reject the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) at Dataran Merdeka yesterday. - Bernama photo