Monday, July 14, 2008

Massive Jams / Emergency motion of no-confidence

If you have been caught in a massive traffic jam downtown Kuala Lumpur, know that you have been a victim of the roadblocks occurring at 12 entry points into the city. Now you know.

All eyes are on the outcome of an emergency motion of no-confidence against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his Cabinet today.

Filed as a non-voting motion under Standing Orders 18 (1) and (2), by Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail last Thursday, the motion is meant to discuss the performance of the Barisan Nasional Government rather than to elicit a vote.

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia will decide on the motion at the end of Question Time at about 11.30am today. More...Speaker to decide on no-confidence motion by noon

Traffic conditions were horrible this morning caused by Police roadblocks leading into the city with roadblocks at 12 entry points into the city.

Police said they were staving off an illegal gathering that Pakatan Rakyat was planning at Parliament or its grounds this morning, in anticipation of a motion of no-confidence being filed against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his Cabinet.

The police obtained a court order barring Parti Keadilan Rakyat de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, his supporters and the public from holding any rally or participating in it within a 5km radius of the Parliament building.

Pakatan Rakyat leaders have denied they were planning any such gathering.

The roadblocks are expected to continue until midnight on Monday or until further notice.

Police roadblocks leading into the city caused massive jams throughout this morning, Monday

Source: The Star...Massive jams


  1. Protesters can still take monorail to parliament house right?

    For everyone else, monorail can still be used to get to places. of coz i know the monorail network in KL is still not very extensive yet.

  2. normal traffic jams in KL are bad enuff. With road blocks, i bet it's only much worse :p

  3. Anonymous2:02 PM

    No wonder. My friends and I were wondering if we would have problem getting to town for dinner last nite due to the massive jams. Thankfully, we were not caught.

  4. MB, the monorail is just within the city. The LRT takes over beyond that. Unfortunately, the Parliament House is not accessible by these.

    You are right that normal jams are bad enough, sadly, even on some stretches of the elevated highway, I'm embarrassed to say.

  5. MBL, good that you were not caught but then again, night jams are not as bad as daytime peak-hour jams.