Article 10 of the Police Act 1967 make assembly of 3 or more people in a public place without a police permit a "criminal?" act. Just look around you. Every second of the day, there are lots and lots of people gathered together in a group of 3 or more in public places. All these people are committing an offence under the Police Act. Can you name any able body Malaysian citizens or residents who have never assembled in groups of 3 or more in a public place?
This ridiculous act not only make law breaking a daily affair in Malaysia. It has made lots of events an illegal affair. Not only that, the Police are selective in their enforcement of that ridiculous act. Assembly of people sympathetic to the ruling government are allowed without hindrance. Assembly of people to voice dissent are nearly alway disrupted and not infrequently, participants arrested.
Is Malaysia a Police State. I think it is almost one.