Civil society groups call on Senate not to pass police amendment bill

Civil society groups have asked if failing to obey police instructions at roadblocks is applicable to people taking part in a protest.

PETALING JAYA: A coalition of 11 civil society groups has called on the Senate not to pass amendments to the Police Act, saying they were prepared hurriedly without consulting interest groups.

The coalition is concerned about several amendments to the Act overlapping with other laws and potentially opening the doors to abuse of power.