Police get court order prohibiting demonstrations at Dataran Merdeka, six major roads and 25 train stations to be closed on Saturday (Jan 22)


KUALA LUMPUR: Police have obtained a seven day court order to prohibit demonstrations at Dataran Merdeka, Sogo and Masjid Jamek.

The move came following a planned demonstration on Saturday (Jan 22) to demand action against Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki.

Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Noor Dellhan Yahaya said they obtained the court order from the magistrate's court here on Jan 20.

"Until today, we have not received any information or contact from the organisers.

"I would like to remind the public that we are still under Phase 4 of the National Recovery Plan.

"Such assemblies are in violation of Rule 9 (prohibition of processions) and Rule 10 (control of gatherings) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Regulations," he told reporters on Friday (Jan 21).

He said police would divert traffic along six major roads within Dang Wangi from 7am on Saturday (Jan 22) until the end of the gathering.

"The roads involved are Jalan Kuching, Jalan Kinabalu, Jalan Maharajalela, Jalan Hang Tuah, Jalan Imbi and Jalan Sultan Ismail.

"Operations at 25 MRT, LRT, Monorail and KTM stations within the Dang Wangi area will also be temporarily ceased from 7am," he said.

ACP Noor Dellhan said the Pudu, Hang Tuah, Masjid Jamek, Plaza Rakyat, Bandaraya, and Sultan Ismail stations would be affected at the LRT Ampang - Sri Petaling Line.

"The stations involved from the LRT Kelana Jaya line are Kampung Baru, Dang Wangi, Masjid Jamek and Pasar Seni while along the MRT Sungai Buloh - Kajang line, Bukit Bintang Merdeka and Pasar Seni stations will be affected.

"The stations affected along the Monorail line are Medan Tuanku, Bukit Nanas, Raja Chulan, Bukit Bintang, Imbi, Hang Tuah, Maharajalela, Tun Sambanthan and KL Sentral while the KTM stations affected are Kuala Lumpur, Bank Negara and Putra," he said.

A total of 1,010 personnel will be deployed on the ground to ensure no untoward incidents occurred.

ACP Noor Dellhan also said so far, police had recorded statements of 16 people, including five politicians to assist in investigations into the rally.

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