KUALA LUMPUR, March 31 — The police today told organisers of this Saturday’s protest against the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to steer clear of Dataran Merdeka, warning that those who insist on using the venue would face action.
Dang Wangi district police chief Zainol Samah said the police were told yesterday that City Hall already has plans to use the historic square for another event, which makes the venue off-limits to protesters.
“On March 30, the police was informed by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall that there will be preparations at Dataran Merdeka for the ‘Car Free Morning Program’, so the place cannot be used,” he said.
“As such, we will not hesitate to take stern action if the rally is held there as it is unlawful under Section 11 of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012. However, the organisers can hold their rallies at other places such as Padang Merbok.” Read more