Thursday, April 26, 2012

LATEST: Dataran Merdeka locked down for 48 hours

Dataran Merdeka will be closed off to the public for the next 48 hours from 6 am tomorrow as the authorities move to prevent the Bersih 3.0 sit-in in the historical square this Saturday.

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) issued the order after unconfirmed reports said that police have obtained a court order today preventing the use of Dataran Merdeka for a rally.

The move against the electoral reforms movement is seen as a sign that the hawks in PutraJaya have won the day despite their confidence that the rally has no traction.

However, the restriction will be lifted at 6 am on Sunday.

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