Thursday, September 10, 2015
'Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu' organisers told not to hold rally in KL
"We have decided to disallow them to gather in Kuala Lumpur. We are asking the organisers to think of more appropriate venues. The right to assembly and to express themselves is provided for, under the constitution and the police respect the right.
"Nonetheless, the police need to also think of the people's security, order and wellbeing in Kuala Lumpur ... it will affect many parties, including traders, visitors and taxi drivers," he told a news conference after a Jasa Pahlawan Negara award presentation ceremony here Wednesday.
A total of 136 recipients who served during the Emergency received the awards in conjunction with the 77th birthday of Penang Governor Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas at Dewan Sri Pinang.
"Bersih should be made a lesson. When there is a certain action, there will be a reaction. That is why we told them to think before proceeding with the gathering at Sogo, Merdeka Square and so on," he said.
The "Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu" or "red shirt" rally is scheduled to be held on Sept 16 and Oct 10 in Bukit Bintang and Jalan Petaling.
The assembly will be held as a protest against the Bersih 4 assembly which was said to have affected Malay business areas in the federal capital.