He quoted Section 46 of the Street, Drainage and Building Act that bars the placing of “obstructions” in public places, with a penalty of a fine up to RM500 on the first offence. He added that according to Section 110 of the Road Transport Act, anything placed on a road or interfering with the flow of traffic shall be liable of a fine not exceeding RM1,000. Lim also quoted Section 80 of Local Government Act that compels local authorities to take action to “remove, put down and abate” public nuisances.
The DAP parliamentarian was speaking at a press conference after Pakatan Rakyat MPs handed the mayor of Kuala Lumpur Ahmad Fuad Ismail a protest memorandum this morning asking him whether the ‘burger protest’ by the NGO Ikhlas was illegal, and if so what action would be taken.
He and Cheras MP Tan Kok Wai, Titiwangsa PAS Youth chief Suhaimi Abdul Aziz handed the memorandum over to the mayor’s aide, Mohd Aznan Mohd Zain. Also present with the delegation at the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) headquarters were Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar’s political secretary Fahmi Fadzil on her behalf, and DAP Seputeh division deputy chairperson Khong Kam Yin, representing the constituency’s MP Teresa Kok.
Lim added that if the mayor had said the act is permissible,
The NGO originally wanted to set up the stalls on Sunday after DIGP Khalid Abu Bakar had said the ‘burger protest’ had not violated any laws, but had reportedly cancelled the plans in response to calls not to engage in a tit-for-tat response with anti-Bersih protestors.