KL protest: Star TV runs video, front-page photo at The Malaysian Reserve

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| Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 28 Oct 2015 | Asia Samachar |

The front-page photo story ran by The Malaysian Reserve and a report in The Malay Mail on 28 Oct 2015. - PHOTO ASIA SAMACHAR
The front-page photo story ran by The Malaysian Reserve and a report in The Malay Mail on 28 Oct 2015. – PHOTO ASIA SAMACHAR

The peaceful protest yesterday (27 Oct 2015) in Kuala Lumpur by Malaysian Sikhs against the on-going desecration of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib and police brutality in Punjab had received good media coverage.

Most of the major dailies had carried reports on the protest which attracted some 1,000 Sikhs from the whole of the Peninsular Malaysia, with buses coming from Johor Bahru, Penang, Ipoh, Malacca and Seremban.

The protest was held at the ground floor of Menara 1 Mont Kiara in Kuala Lumpur where the Indian High Commission office is located.

SEE ALSO: STATEMENT: Sikhs nationwide gather in KL to hand memo to Indian authorities 

A delegation, representing some of the 30 Sikh organisations and 125 gurdwaras that had signed a memorandum, met the Indian High Commission counsellor Rajiv Ahir who accepted the memorandum.

The memorandum is addressed to Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi and Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal.

On Sunday, Sikhs in Hong Kong had had carried out a procession from the gurdwara to the office of the Indian consul general to hand over a memorandum on the same issue.

SEE ALSO: Full force at Hong Kong peaceful march

A local business daily, The Malaysian Reserve, had run a front page photo story.

Star TV, an arm of the Malaysia’s largest selling English newspaper, ran an interview with Harcharanjit Singh, a lawyer and a well-known local Sikh parcharak, who acted as the spokesman for the team that coordinated the memorandum and the peaceful protest.

The protest went on smoothly.

“I got worried when I saw so many Punjabis,” one security officer told Asia Samachar. “At the end, I was relieved with the peaceful nature of the protest. The other protestors can learn from these people. They were praying. They were peaceful.”

 

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