Home > News > Nation
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.
Tags / Keywords:
Nation, Courts Crime, Obama, Security, Barack Obama, US President, United States, Malaysia, Asia Pacific
Remand extended for couple who allegedly abused five-year-old girl
Teenager held for threatening to circulate girl's naked video
Anwar to appear in court July 27 to appoint Syarie counsel
Cops probe ruckus at DAP talk in Johor
Security guard charged with trafficking girl for forced labour
Sabah footballer critically injured in car crash
PAS studying legal action against Penang govt
No reason for Najib to take a 'break', says Khairy
Servcorp apologises over wombat digital advertisement
Celebrate Raya in style with GEMFIVE
The 3 unexpected life events that leave us in debt
Ex-German president dismisses Blatter's claims on World Cup votes
Uber suspends controversial UberPOP service in France
Wee: Don’t kill tour industry with bad news
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)