The organisers of the Lawan rally, Sekretariat Solidariti Rakyat (SSR) have issued a statement regarding the increase of prices while wages have stayed stagnant.
It said, “We urge the government led by (Prime Minister) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob to take urgent measures to save the people by lowering the price of food items. SSR would not hesitate to once again mobilise the people and take to the streets as a manifestation of our freedom of expression in parallel with the basic principles of democracy.”
The looming possibility of SSR organising another protest should not be dismissed. SSR has previously organised three protests in the country from July to August due to the governments mismanagement of the pandemic.
These protests were attended by more than 2,000 citizens in Dataran Merdeka and demanded the resignation of former prime minister Tan Sri Mahiaddin Yassin as well as…