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More than 500 gather outside KL City Hall to protest against assessment rate hike

Published on Dec 16, 2013 2:36 PM

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/Asia News Network) - More than 500 Kuala Lumpur house owners gathered at the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) here on Monday to protest against an impending assessment rate hike - a day before the deadline to appeal against the increase.

The protesters, who gathered at DBKL's headquarters along Jalan Raja Laut and Jalan Tun Perak, were accompanied by Seputeh MP Teresa Kok, Batu MP Tian Chua, Bukit Bintang MP Fong Kui Lun, Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar and Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng.

The opposition MPs handed over 20,000 letters of objection from their constituents.

The protesters repeatedly called for the resignation of KL Mayor Ahmad Phesal Talib.

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