Saturday, January 12, 2013

Rally in Kuala Lumpur today - KL112 at Stadium Merdeka

You may be interested in the Red Shirt Rally on 16 Sep, 2015

If you don't fancy crowds or being caught in a traffic congestion (of both vehicular and human kind), KL city is where you would want to avoid today, Saturday. Why?

Today is the day of yet another people's rally from 2 to 5pm to be held at Merdeka Stadium. Police approval has been granted for a peaceful rally and they (the police) are making good on their promise of ensuring a peaceful Himpunan Kebangkitan Rakyat rally by not deploying the Federal Reserved Unit (FRU) personnel or conducting roadblocks and road closures in the city.

The organisers of Himpunan Kebangkitan Rakyat have pledged to ensure that their rally at Stadium Merdeka will be a peaceful one.

A notice outside Stadium Merdeka stating that the rally had been given the police go-ahead and City police chief DCP Datuk Mohmad Salleh has asked everyone to help ensure a zero-casualty gathering. The Star

Eight routes have been planned for rally supporters to meet at - Amcorp Mall in Petaling Jaya; Masjid Arrahman in UM; Brickfields; KLCC; Kelab Sultan Sulaiman; Pasar Seni; Jalan Sultan and Masjid Negara - and from these meeting points, supporters will march on to Stadium Merdeka just like marching on to watch a football game at the stadium. Stadium Merdeka is right in the middle of the city in the vicinity of Chinatown. A map below for your reference.

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Rally organisers target a turnout of one million people at the rally which is expected to be coloured by the BERSIH's signature yellow, the anti-Lynas' flourescent green, the Pakatan Rakyat women's purple and so forth.

Inspector-General of Police Secretariat (Corporate Communications) Asst Comm Ramli Mohamed Yoosuf said the organisers had agreed to the 27 conditions stipulated which was signed by PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu.

However, should you decide to be there, for your own safety, you may want to take note of the do's and dont's for this KL112 rally or for future rallies for that matter. I hope you read Bahasa Malaysia because the list is in BM. If you have been to previous rallies, the list could serve as a reminder to be adequately equipped.

- The Star
- Malaysia Chronicle


  1. Anonymous11:53 AM

    You're going?

  2. Why Err...haha. Bananaz no go thought to go for an appointment in K Kemuning in afternoon now may not wanna be caught in the jam with the stupid polis road block. tQ for saving ma skin.

  3. Wei how come Bananaz missed your Fried-day Frolics again. Could be didn't refresh but have been frying your blog most of the time yesterday but no got. Wokay jumping over right now. Have a wonderful sunny day at home or a sweaty day at the stadium.

  4. Oh so today no 'red head soldiers' ang tow peng aka FRU & no road block woh? Can trust or not? OK la Bananaz stay home giving lots of excuses so no do work today, haha.

  5. Can remember vividly when as a little boy would go to my aunt's coffee shop in Jln Raja Uda, B'woth to stay for a week or so. Why? Got free soft drinks, back home only soft drink is available on festive days. If you are from Penang or B'worth will know Raja Uda is a very notorious place for secret societies and gangsters like 08s or 24s etc back in the old days. Many of them would lepak at my aunt's coffeshop and they shared the same fear ie meeting the AngTowPeng. They can slash, chop or stabbed bad hats from other gangs but when a FRU word mentioned or seeing even one FRU would send them flying, breaking Asian record in 100m run.That's the past what about now, the response probably...Ang what..who? haha

    1. Bananaz, thanks for sharing your story. So, those were the good fun days, huh?