- Selangor MB writes to King seeking referendum on elections
- Road closures in KL from midnight
- Hisham: Cops ready to approve permit for rally outside KL
Posted: 08 Jul 2011 06:25 AM PDT
Published: Friday July 8, 2011 MYT 9:25:00 PM
The letter was sent to the King Friday, he said in a statement. - Bernama
Posted: 08 Jul 2011 05:29 AM PDT
IGP: Police security measures are for people's safety
KUALA LUMPUR: Several major roads in the national capital will either be closed or diverted from Friday midnight, police said.
Police said in their Facebook page that the roads involved are: the whole stretch of Jalan Syed Putra, Jalan Istana, Jalan Bukit Petaling, Jalan Bellamy and several roads around Istana Negara.
Other roads involved are Jalan Sultan Hishammuddin, Jalan Lembah Perdana, Jalan Chenderasari and roads around Masjid Negara and Dataran Merdeka, Pasar Seni, Masjid Jamek, Dataran DBKL, Kompleks Sogo, Maju Junction, Masjid Kampung Baru, Jalan Kinabalu, Jalan Kuching, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Sri Amar, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Haji Taib, Jalan Raja Muda Musa, Jalan Raja Bot, Jalan Raja Abdullah, Jalan Dang Wangi, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, Jalan Gereja, Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Tun Perak, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Loke, Jalan Sultan Mahmud and all nearby roads.
Police urged the people to cooperate and abide by traffic regulations and follow instructions issued by traffic police from time to time.
Police also advised the public to avoid going into the city centre to prevent traffic congestion.
Meanwhile, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar explained Friday the police had to put in place tight security measures over the illegal rally planned for Saturday to maintain public order and ensure the people's safety.
"Road blocks have to be set up at certain places to prevent troublemakers from entering the city," he told a news conference here.
"We have information that the troublemakers plan to stage demonstrations and marches at several locations in this city," he said.
Ismail said some groups planned to use certain mosques in the city to gather en masse.
"They have entered KL individually or in small groups to avoid detection and detention by the police," he said.
Ismail also said that the order prohibiting 91 suspected key leaders of groups intending to stage rallies from being in Kuala Lumpur Saturday also covered their supporters.
Despite the prohibition order, the organisers of the illegal rally remained defiant, he said. - BernamaFull Feed Generated by Get Full RSS, sponsored by USA Best Price.
Posted: 08 Jul 2011 04:51 AM PDT
KUALA LUMPUR: Police are prepared to issue permits to hold rallies Saturday outside the capital and this can be done quickly, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.
However, the police had banned assemblies by any group in the capital Saturday, he told a news conference here Friday.
"Since July 3, the police have been preparing for any eventuality and will take stern action against those who are still adamant about having it in Kuala Lumpur," he said.
Hishammuddin said the police had acted fairly in not issuing any permit to hold rallies at Stadium Merdeka, including from Umno and Perkasa. He advised the public not to listen to rumours, including those spread via text messaging.
"To allay public fears, the police have set up hotlines at 03-21460524 and 03-21460525 for inquiries or information," he said.
Asked if the planned rally had been called off by the organiser, Hishammuddin said he had no knowledge about it.
"We are willing to allow the rally to be held outside Kuala Lumpur. If they accept the offer, it will take the worry off the minds of the people and the police," he said.
Meanwhile, Dang Wangi police chief ACP Mohamad Zulkarnain Abdul Rahman had rejected an application from Umno Youth to hold a rally Saturday in Stadium Merdeka. - BernamaFull Feed Generated by Get Full RSS, sponsored by USA Best Price.
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