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.


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


  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.

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

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

  4. Anonymous8:46 AM

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

    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...;).

    2. Correction, 3 posts actually.

  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..

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