Protesters shave heads, demand Anwar be allowed to attend Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - About 50 protesters, including opposition MPs, gathered outside Parliament Tuesday to protest against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's exclusion from parliament.

Some protesters shaved their heads and called for Anwar to be allowed to attend the parliamentary session which started Monday.

Anwar is currently serving a five-year sentence in Sungai Buloh prison for sodomising former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan. His petition to attend parliament has been rejected by the Prisons Department.

Kota Kinabalu MP Jimmy Wong, Pasir Putih MP Datuk Dr Nik Mazian Nik Mohamad, and Macang Bubuk assemblyman Lee Kai Lun were among those who shaved their heads.