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Monday April 28, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Monday April 28, 2014 MYT 8:04:54 AM
KUALA LUMPUR: Barack Obama’s visit here has gone off without a hitch so far, said city police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh.
Security around the city centre where Obama is staying remains tight and no untoward incident has been reported.
“Everything is smooth sailing and the President is enjoying the city with no problems. The people have been very accommodating and have given him a warm welcome,” he said.
Obama’s visit comes amidst protests against the US-sponsored Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), which is still being negotiated.
Yesterday, around 50 people staged a peaceful anti-TPPA protest in front of the US Embassy along Jalan Tun Razak at 10am.
The day before that, a group called Bantah TPPA staged a flash mob in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman dressed as zombies, as a symbolic gesture of how the TPPA would favour Western pharmaceutical companies in the pricing of patented medicines.
SDCP Mohmad said police were trying to identify the organisers for investigation under the Peaceful Assembly Act.
Kuala Lumpur has been under a heavy security lockdown for Obama’s visit, with heightened police presence and temporary road closures for the President’s massive 30-vehicle convoy.
City traffic police chief ACP Rusli Mohd Noor said traffic jams were unavoidable as the temporary road closures were needed to ensure the safety of the convoy.
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