Dataran Merdeka ditutup setelah makin ramai demo tuntut ‘Bebas Maria’

Sumber: The Malay Mail Online

People attend a candlelight vigil for Maria Chin Abdullah in Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, November 22, 2016. — Picture by Choo Choy May

People attend a candlelight vigil for Maria Chin Abdullah in Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, November 22, 2016. — Picture by Choo Choy May

KUALA LUMPUR, 23 Nov — Dataran Merdeka ditutup pada sebelah malam selama seminggu apabila makin ramai orang hadir menuntut pembebasan pengerusi Bersih 2.0 Maria Chin Abdullah.

Perhimpunan anjuran badan itu mendapat sambutan 800 orang malam tadi, meningkat 500 orang berbanding malam sebelumnya.

Pada Isnin, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad menyertai perhimpunan bagi menyokong Maria, kini ditahan tanpa bicara bawah Akta Kesalahan Khas (Langkah-Langkah Keselamatan) atau Sosma. Read more

Mayor closes Dataran amid growing crowds at Maria vigils

Source: The Malay Mail Online

People attend a candlelight vigil for Maria Chin Abdullah in Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, November 22, 2016. — Picture by Choo Choy May

People attend a candlelight vigil for Maria Chin Abdullah in Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, November 22, 2016. — Picture by Choo Choy May

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 — The Kuala Lumpur mayor has closed Dataran Merdeka in the evenings for a week after candlelight vigils held for Maria Chin Abdullah’s release saw swelling numbers.

About 800 people turned up at the vigil in the historic square this evening for the Bersih 2.0 chair’s release from detention without trial, up from about 300 last night.

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People attend a candlelight vigil for Maria Chin Abdullah in Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, November 22, 2016. — Picture by Choo Choy May

The Kuala Lumpur mayor has closed the whole of Dataran Merdeka starting from November 22, 2016, until November 29, 2016, from 5pm till 7am every day.

“Whoever is found at Dataran Merdeka or who refuses to obey the directive can be chased out of Dataran Merdeka,” read the announcement on a screen that was made after today’s vigil. Read more