Kuala Lumpur: A Malaysian opposition leader has been charged under the Peaceful Assembly Act for failing to give police the required 10-day notice for holding a post General Election rally near here to protest against vote rigging.
Nik Nazmi, 31, the PKR lawmaker for Seri Setia state, was charged in the Petaling Jaya Sessions Court.
Authorities had declared the May 08 opposition rally, attended by more than 50,000 supporters, illegal. The rally was called by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to protest against the poll results.
The ruling coalition of Barisan Nasional won the polls by a simple majority to retain its 56-year hold on the power.
Nik Nazmi could be fined if convicted and faces possible disqualification from his Assembly seat.