“STOP JANJI DEMOKRASI!” says Information, Communications and Culture Ministry

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WHEN YOU GO TO DATARAN MERDEKA, REMEMBER:

1 No banners or placards; no provocation.
2 No loudspeakers.
3 Do not approach RTM’s broadcasting equipment.
4 All participants to follow the organiser’s instructions.

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LATEST: POLICE DECLARE JANJI DEMOKRASI ILLEGAL!

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NO CANCELLATION: JANJI DEMOKRASI AT DATARAN MERDEKA IS ON!

KUALA LUMPUR Janji DEMOKRASI on Merdeka Eve (at Dataran Merdeka): 10pm, 30 August 2012

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INFO MINISTRY: NO, WE DON’T WANT THEM!

Information, Communications and Culture Ministry says that it is THEIR show...and they don’t want anyone else there!

POLICE: NO, WE WON’T GIVE PERMISSION!

Dang Wangi district police chief ACP Zainuddin Ahmad said police did not give permission to the organiser as under Section 9 (1) of Peaceful Assembly Act, they are required to give 10 days notice to police, but they failed    (Police disallow Janji Democracy)

New Mayor won’t close off Dataran Merdeka. (Mayor: No need to close Dataran on Aug 30)

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Minister speaks with forked tongue!
He says, “We don’t want you! It’s our show!”
But he also says, “Come in yellow if you want!

Malaysiakini

Rais welcomes participants in yellow at Dataran
2:04PM Aug 29, 2012

Information, Communications and Culture Minister Rais Yatim has no objections to members of the public wearing yellow when taking part in the 55th Merdeka Day celebrations at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur.

“Yellow or red, we don’t care on that day. All rakyat can attend. Those who arrive first will get priority,” he told Utusan Malaysia when asked on the ‘Janji Demokrasi’ (Promise of Democracy) countdown rally.

“We did not allocate this place for BN people or other groups. If PKR people want to come, we really welcome them but don’t do nasty things. Don’t blow trumpets, don’t use offensive language. Come here as citizens who love unity regardless of party.

“We ask them to come in a crowd. If they want to wear yellow clothes, go ahead. We also have yellow clothes in our procession. The colour yellow does not belong to PKR, PAS or DAP but us, we can wear it any time.

“We’ll see how the situation develops at both Dataran Merdeka and the Bukit Jalil National Stadium.”

Rais welcomes participants in yellow at Dataran

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Free Malaysia Today

Mayor: No need to close Dataran on Aug 30

Teoh El Sen | August 28, 2012

DBKL is not be expected to close off Dataran Merdeka on Aug 30 amid a planned Janji Demokrasi gathering there.

PETALING JAYA: Dataran Merdeka would remain open to the public on the eve of Merdeka Day, said Kuala Lumpur Mayor Ahmad Phesal Talib today.

He told FMT that Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has already prepared for cultural events on Aug 31 and does not foresee the need to close off the historic square.

His comments came amid a planned gathering called Janji Demokrasi on Aug 30 night at Dataran Merdeka, where a group of almost 50 organising NGOs are calling the public to wear yellow.

Mayor: No need to close Dataran on Aug 30

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Malaysiakini

Info ministry wants cops to stop Janji Demokrasi
  • Sara Ghazie
  • 7:17PM Aug 27, 2012

The police have been urged not to allow the ‘Janji Demokrasi’ gathering at Dataran Merdeka on Thursday night on grounds that it will interrupt the Information, Communications and Culture Ministry’s public address (PA) system there.

NONEMinistry secretary-general Kamaruddin Siaraf (on the right in picture) said that all its equipment have been set up at Dataran Merdeka for the countdown that night and the next day’s event and that police must not allow any other gathering to be organised there.they don’t

Bersih co-chairperson A Samad Said has explained that ‘Janji Demokrasi’ is intended to hold the government to its ‘Janji Ditepati’ (Promises Fulfilled) theme on electoral reform.

“I do not think the police should allow any gathering to be held there (Dataran Merdeka) because we have set up our equipment perfectly. I think that in any event, the PA system is very important. I want to take care of my PA system.

“If they interrupt our PA system, it will make our work troublesome,” Kamaruddin told a press conference today.

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Ministry set-up started today

He explained to reporters that he would tell the police not to allow any other gathering to be organised in Dataran Merdeka because his ministry has been using the location from today onwards.

“We had a problem with the PA system because it was not in a good condition this morning. I will be anxious if they (Janji Demokrasi) create any problem there,” he added.

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Police confirm: No green light

Late this evening, Bernama reported that police have not given the ‘green light’ to the Janji Demokrasi organisers to hold their event.

Dang Wangi district police chief ACP Zainuddin Ahmad said police today briefed representatives of the gathering for one hour on conditions for holding a rally under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2011.

“They (organisers) told police the rally will be peaceful and agreed to abide by conditions under the Peaceful Assembly Act. There will be no speches and banners.”

Zainuddin said police did not give permission to the organiser as under Section 9 (1) of Peaceful Assembly Act, they are required to give 10 days notice to police, but they failed.

“No permission will be given as the organiser has committed an offence by not giving us sufficient notice.”

He told reporters said police agreed to control traffic to reduce congestion and advised the organisers to control the behaviour of rally participants.

“Police will arrest them (participants) if they violate the Act,” he added.

Organiser Maria Chin Abdullah (above) said the rally would be held at Jalan Sultan and Dataran Merdeka from 10pm and would disperse after midnight.

“We have agreed with police that there will be no banners, stickers or speeches. Only Pak Samad (A Samad Said) will recite poetry. We promise the rally will be peaceful,” Maria added.

Info ministry wants cops to stop Janji Demokrasi

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Malaysian Insider

Police: N-Day eve rally organisers didn’t give enough notice

August 27, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 — The police have withheld permission for the “Himpunan Janji Bersih” rally to be held on August 30 due to inadequte notice.Dang Wangi chief ACP Zainuddin Ahmad said police today briefed representatives of the organiser for one hour on conditions for holding a rally under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2011.

“They (organiser) told police the rally will be peaceful and agreed to abide by conditions under the Peaceful Assembly Act. There will be no speeches and banners.”

Zainuddin said police did not give permission to the organiser they did not provide authorities with ten days’ notice as required under Section 9 (1) of Peaceful Assembly Act.

“No permission will be given as the organiser has committed an offence by not giving us sufficient notice.”

He told reporters said police agreed to control traffic to reduce congestion and advised the organiser to control the behaviour of rally participants.

“Police will arrest them (participants) if they violate the Act,” he added.

Organiser Maria Chin Abdullah said the rally will be held at Jalan Sultan and Dataran Merdeka from 10pm and would disperse after midnight.

“We have agreed with police that there will be no banners, stickers or speeches. Only Pak Samad (A.Samad Said) will recite poetry. We promise the rally will be peaceful,” she added. — Bernama

Police: N-Day eve rally organisers didn’t give enough notice

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