MCA Youth chief Chong Sin Woon said no action will be taken against his party members even if they were to join the Bersih 4 rally which is to demand for Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's resignation.
"But what I'd say is please abide by the law, have self-discipline and take care of yourselves," he was quoted as saying by The Star Online today.
Chong, who is also deputy education minister, said undergraduates were likewise free to join the protest as such restrictions under the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971 have been removed.
"They are free to express themselves," he was quoted as saying.
Chong's statement is in contrast to Higher Education Minister Idris Jusoh's who warned students' against participating in the protest.
Chong's remarks also came amid several public universities warning their students not to join Bersih 4.
The rally comes amid several scandals plaguing Najib including his handling of state-owned 1MDB and the RM2.6 billion in deposits in his personal bank accounts.
Najib had denied taking public funds for personal gain while his supporters claim the massive deposits was a political donation from the Middle East.