Malaysiakini News

Anti-Icerd rally ends peacefully; PM says even angels make mistakes

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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are the key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.

Anti-Icerd rally ends peacefully

The rally against the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Icerd) in Kuala Lumpur ended peacefully. Malaysiakini estimates 80,000 people attended the rally at its peak.

Protesters remain doubtful about whether Putrajaya is rejecting Icerd for good, or merely postponing its ratification.

Seasoned street activist Ambiga Sreenevasan lauded the rally's organisers and police for ensuring a peaceful event.

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad reiterated that the government would not ratify Icerd.

Mahathir said he would not attend tomorrow's Human Rights Day celebrations organised by the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) due to opposing views on Icerd.

PM says even angels make mistakes

Mahathir said even angels make mistakes when asked about Pakatan Harapan's policy flip-flops.

Mahathir said there would not be a cabinet reshuffle soon.

The cabinet said Pulau Kukup's status as a national park must be upheld.

Other Kinibites

The political secretary of Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail denied that his letter on a catering contract, which is being circulated online, was an abuse of power.

A former Singapore diplomat took aim at Wisma Putra for proposing that both countries cease sending ships into disputed waters as a means of de-escalation.

Over 40,000 people in Miri gathered to take part in the city's 11th Christmas parade.

Looking ahead

Suhakam's postponed Human Rights Day celebrations will be held this morning.

Selangor DAP holds its convention in Petaling Jaya today.

Pakatan Harapan will hold a fundraising dinner in Putrajaya tonight.

Special Report

The ICERD Outrage

Malaysia is one of only two Muslim-majority countries in the world that have not ratified ICERD.

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