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Hundreds of Indians turn up to protest in Putra Jaya


PUTRAJAYA: Hundreds have gathered at the open space behind the Palace of Justice here to participate in the 12-12-12 protest for stateless Indian Malaysians.

The crowd of about 600 continues to swell, and some came clad in the “12-12-12” shirts.

Most of Pakatan Rakyat’s Indian representatives were also present including Klang MP Charles Santiago, Ipoh Barat MP M Kulasegaran Kapar MP S Manikavasagam and Subang MP R Sivarasa.


PKR vice-president Chua Jui Meng and several others addressed the crowd who were carrying red identification cards.

Police personnel were seen guarding the National Registration Department (NRD) office. MIC had also set up My Daftar kiosks in front of the NRD.

There were banners hung in front of the NRD office with Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s photos with messages commending the MyDaftar programme.

After a brief stand-off, NRD opened its doors to allow representatives from the group to meet its officers.

Meanwhile, MyDaftar representative K Novinthen told FMT that 20 people have already registered to obtain their identification documents since morning.