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Otai Reformis to proceed with plan to monitor 'red shirt' rally in Petaling Street


KUALA LUMPUR: The Otai Rerformis group will go ahead with its plan to monitor the Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu on Wednesday, despite a warning from the police not to interfere.

Otai Reformis spokesman Saiful Ariffin said they planned to mobilise 500 members to monitor the "red shirt" rally in Petaling Street.

"We will gather evidence if there are incidents of participants damaging public property or injuring others," he told a press conference at Petaling Street here Tuesday.

Saiful said, however, that the plan to mobilise 2,000 members of Pro-Rakyat in other areas of Kuala Lumpur, including Bukit Bintang, has been dropped.

He also assured that there would not be any provocation from members during the rally, adding that they would be "armed" only with mobile phones, cameras and video cameras to record evidence.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, on Monday, had warned the group not to interfere with police work, following its comments to defend the Chinese during the rally.

It was reported that 2,000 Pro-Rakyat and 500 Otai Reformis members would camp in several areas of central Kuala Lumpur, including Petaling Street and Bukit Bintang, from morning to midnight Wednesday to defend the Chinese there against any untoward incidents. 

 

 

 

 

   

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