Tuesday October 30, 2007
KUALA LUMPUR: Opposition parties planning to get together and march on Nov 10 have been advised not to do so without a permit.
City police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Zulhasnan Najib Baharuddin said that if opposition parties went ahead, the police would take stern action against the organisers under Section 27 of the Police Act 1967 for participating in an illegal assembly.
DCP Zulhasnan’s warning came after a statement by Parti Keadilan Rakyat that their members would gather at Dataran Merdeka at 3pm on Nov 10 and march to the Istana Negara to hand over a memorandum to the King, calling for a “fair and clean” election.
Police have yet to receive any application for the planned gathering.
DCP Zulhasnan said the application must be made at least two weeks before the gathering.
“They must apply to Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Zulkarnain Abd Rahman who will study the application and decide whether to approve it or not.
“If he rejects it, then the organisers can appeal to me at least 48 hours before the gathering and I will go through the application and decide on the approval,” he said after a Hari Raya open house organised by the City police contingent yesterday.