Hornbill Unleashed

November 18, 2016

Court hearing for Bersih 2.0 today, after city traders file injunction against rally

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:01 AM

Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan told a news conference here today that the traders claimed the Bersih 5 rally would cause damages to their business. — Picture by Kamles KumarBersih 2.0 has been served a notice by the High Court to attend a hearing this evening for an injunction filed by a group of Malay traders in the city to stop its rally scheduled for Saturday.

Lawyer for the polls reform group Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan told a news conference here today that the traders claimed the Bersih 5 rally would cause damages to their business.

She added that Bersih 2.0 disagrees with their claim and would turn up for the court hearing to refute it.

“We are prepared for all arguments… but we will cross the bridge when we get to it,” said the prominent lawyer who was formerly Bersih 2.0 chairman.

The suit, to be heard at 4pm, named Bersih 2.0 and its co-chairman Maria Chin together with Sungai Besar Umno leader Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos who leads the Red Shirts movement, as defendants.

The Bersih 5 rally is scheduled to take place in the city centre, with demonstrators meeting at Dataran Maybank and Masjid Negara before marching towards Dataran Merdeka.

Some Malay traders immediately voiced their opposition to the rallies, especially after Jamal said his Red Shirts will hold trail Bersih demonstrators in a counter-rally the same day.

Bersih 2.0 co-chairman Maria Chin said today the group have prepared a trained security team comprising 1,400 people.

But she also reminded those planning to participate in Bersih 5 not to respond to provocations and walk away from confrontations.

Bersih 2.0 has repeatedly stressed that the rally will be peaceful.


Source : SYED JAYMAL ZAHIID@The Malay Mail Online


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