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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Major roads into KL sealed off, people told not to attend rallies

FRU and police personnel standing guard at Dataran Merdeka. Police have sealed off all major roads leading to the heart of the capital, telling people to stay away from any rally Saturday.

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have sealed off all major roads leading to the heart of the capital, telling people to stay away from any rally today.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the police had acted fairly in not issuing any permit to hold rallies.
Police conducting extensive checks at a roadblock at the Puchong-Petaling Jaya LDP Highway at about 10pm near Petaling Jaya Friday.
The Sultan of Selangor said mosques and surau should not be used as a meeting place by those who come from other places to join in the street demonstrations.
The Ruler told his subjects to also stay away from street protests, saying this would harm the unity of the people.
No entry. The electronic signboard at Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur informing motorists that the road leading to Datarn Merdeka is closed. - 8 July, 2011
However, Bersih 2.0, Umno Youth and Perkasa look set to press ahead with their plans.
Police on standby at National Mosque. Police have sealed off all major roads leading to the heart of the capital, telling people to stay away from any rally Saturday.
Bersih 2.0 insisted that its supporters will gather at Stadium Merdeka while Umno Youth under its Patriot umbrella will march at Jalan Bukit Bintang. Perkasa has told its members to “stroll” around Tasik Titiwangsa. - theStarOnline

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