Saturday, January 12, 2013

KL112 Rally in Kuala Lumpur comes to an incident-free end

From the live coverage by The Star, Rally KL112 ended without a hitch - a peaceful gathering. Below some chronology of events from the live coverage.

A crowd gathering at Masjid Jamek early Saturday.


A small group from Padang Timur in Petaling Jaya started marching towards the stadium around 10am.


10.35am: PAS deputy president Mat Sabu gives speech to crowd at National Mosque, says they will march at 11.30am.


11.55am: Crowd at KLCC begins march towards Stadium Merdeka.


1pm: More groups arrive at stadium.


1.45pm: Rally organisers announce event will start around 1.50pm.

1.50pm: Combined crowds from Kelab Sultan, KLCC and Jalan Sultan arrive at the stadium.

1.55pm: Crowd at National Mosque leaves for stadium after prayers. Traffic to Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin diverted to allow group to march.

2.10pm: PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang and sec-gen Mustafa Ali arrive at stadium. Some representatives from NGOs have taken turns addressing the crowd.

2.25pm: PKR leaders Anwar Ibrahim, Wan Azizah, Nurul Izzah and Chua Jui Meng arrive. Police say traffic situation under control.

2.40pm: DAP's Karpal Singh and Lim Kit Siang arrive.

DAP sec-gen Lim Guan Eng address the crowd after this.

3.25pm: PAS deputy president Mat Sabu addresses crowd, and thanks police, stadium management and DBKL for cooperating with rally organisers. He hopes the crowd will disperse peacefully after the rally.

3.55pm: Some people are beginning to leave the stadium, while others are staying on to listen to PAS president Hadi Awang, who has just started speaking.

4.15pm: Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim addresses crowd.

4.35pm: Many have started leaving the stadium. Rally was scheduled to end at 5pm.

4.40pm: Anwar ends speech.

4.45pm: Rally ends, remaining crowd leaves stadium.

12 comments:

  1. I see Ts of GREEN, RED blouses too
    I see them YELLOW and BLUE
    And I think to myself what a wonderful world♬

    PEACE PEACE PEACE

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  2. Looking at The 'Bintang' somehow the star not shining one with only a handful of people on the streets. Not choon one leh as compared to Malay Mail its people mountain people sea so much different.

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    1. The Bintang does selective shining only mah. haha..

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  3. hmm, i no go there~ >.<

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  4. Huh? Thought I already commented? I was asking whether you were there...

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    1. stp..saw that was in the earlier post & she replied "Errrr"...haha You got two posts per day HappySurfer also got, but Bananaz no got, only 2 per month nia...;).

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    2. Correction, 3 posts actually.

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  5. see?? we just need no FRU and minimal police force, the whole rally has been so peaceful and incident-free.. i am proud of everyone who went there to support..

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    1. So true. So much hype and interference previously. A milestone rally this one.

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