Pakatan supporters held simultaneous protests in Penang, Perak, Selangor, Terengganu and Negri Sembilan against the federal government’s decision to issue a licence for sports betting in the country.
Photo courtesy of Wartawan Rasmi Laman Reformasi
The protest in Penang, led by Penang Pas youth leaders took place after Friday prayers at the Kampung Permatang Jangus mosque in Permatang Pauh on the mainland.
Over in Perak, about a thousand people, including Perak Pas and PKR youth leaders, gathered for a similar protest at the Sultan Idris Shah state mosque, reports Harakah (photo courtesy of Harakah).
In Negri Sembilan, some 100 people reportedly gathered near the state mosque while in Selangor, protests were held in Kajang, Hulu Langat and Kapar. Protesters also converged at the Pegadang Baru mosque in Kuala Terengganu.
A mammoth rally is planned for 3 July in Kuala Lumpur during which protesters hope to submit a memorandum to the Agong.
The award of the sports betting licence to Ascot – an overnight windfall for the firm and those behind it – is likely to be a political hot potato for Najib in the weeks ahead.
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