Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has rejected both applications from Bersih 2.0 and the Red Shirts movement to hold protests at Dataran Merdeka.
Mayor Datuk Seri Mohd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz said the reason the applications were not approved was the same as for previous rallies, but didn’t elaborate.
“We also didn’t give any approval for the previous rallies.
“Police and DBKL will control and set up barricade, we will cooperate with the police,” he told Malay Mail Online when contacted today.
On October 27, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the police had received a notice from the Red Shirts on holding a gathering at Dataran Merdeka this Saturday.
Bersih 2.0 is slated to hold the fifth edition of its street protest on November 19 after a nationwide convoy tour for a month.
The Bersih 5 rally urges for free and fair elections, a clean government and a stronger democracy.
The polls reform group said yesterday that it has already submitted a notice to the police about the Bersih 5 protest.
The street demonstration is scheduled to take place at Dataran Merdeka, with two meeting points for protesters to gather at — Dataran Maybank and Masjid Negara — before heading to the historic square.
Source : MELATI A. JALIL@The Malay Mail Online