KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 — The University Malaya students, who were assaulted by supporters of Datuk Seri Najib Razak, told their attackers today that they fear nobody and will not be cowed by physical or political threats.
Wong Yan Ke, who was among those manhandled at a protest that took place near UM yesterday, said students must be firm to protect their constitutional right to dissent and not cave in to any form of pressure.
“We do not fear of any suppression or threat by any parties, no matter if it is from the government or opposition,” he said in a statement read out to reporters gathered outside the Pantai Baharu police headquarters here.
“It is important for students as one of the representations from the intellectuals, to stand firm on our principles, to be brave enough to speak up for the truth, to defend our rights as citizens of Malaysia,” the UM student added.
Wong leads independent students group, Umany, the protest organisers. Six of them had gathered near Restoran Amjal, where Najib was holding a talk with students, and held up posters with slogans like “Mana RM2.6bil” (Where’s the RM2.6 billion) and “Pulangkan Duit Raykat [sic]” (Return The People’s Money).
The group filed a police report over the incident here late last night.
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