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No.1. PADANG MERBOK! KL BLACK505 RALLY, SATURDAY 22 JUNE 2013 AT 12NOON.
SAT 22 JUNE: TODAY’S THE DAY!
Man ‘whacks’ Najib
KUALA LUMPUR: While politicians delivered fiery speeches at Padang Merbok, one elderly man decided to show his frustration by beating Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s portrait with a slipper.
“Najib knows how to make laws but he doesn’t understand on how to follow them. This is why he deserves it,” said M Krishnan,55 before whacking Najib’s portrait repeatedly.
He also drank some water, before spitting it out on Najib’s portrait.
His actions received thunderous support from those around him, who cheered while he waved his slipper on the portrait.
On what was his grouses against the government, Krishnan said he was a recipient of a public housing scheme (PPR) flat from the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), two years ago.
However, he claimed that the flat was in a poor condition and accused DBKL of ignoring his complaints.
“So I stopped paying rent after three months. Now I owe DBKL about RM3,000 but I don’t care,” said Krishnan.
He added that the Socso office had also failed to compensate him in full despite an injury suffered during his working time.
When asked if he feared the authorities may take action against him for his conduct, Krishnan told the media that he was not afraid to be arrested.
“If the police want to take action against me, go ahead. I’m not afraid,” he said. – FMT
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Saturday, 22 June 2013 09:43
Tens of thousands gather despite haze, threats: TIGHT SLAP for Najib, EC, police chiefs
Written by Wong Choon Mei, Malaysia Chronicle
Some 70,000 Malaysians from all walks of life gathered on Saturday in a landmark rally to protest alleged cheating by Prime Minister Najib Razak’s Umno-BN coalition during the May 5 general election and to demand the immediate resignation of the Election Commission leadership.
The crowd, while smaller than that predicted by the organizers, was however much larger than anticipated given the hazy conditions and especially after a barely veiled threat by the City police chief. A late statement issued by KL police chief Mohmad Salleh on Friday night was interpreted by many that the police may turn rough on those who attended today’s rally, which is organized by Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim’s Pakatan Rakyat coalition.
Although there was no violence and the rally proceeded without rowdy incidents, as the organizers had promised, the memories of how Najib had unleashed a violent police force on the people during the BERSIH 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 rallies are still fresh and this may have affected the crowd size.
The die-hard Pakatan supporters however do not see the ‘reform fever’ cooling off but instead are adamant it is “spreading”.
“No, it is not dying but growing. If you look at the crowd today, most are from outstation with Malays forming the biggest group. You must remember the first Black 505 rally in Kelana Jaya was mostly urban – KL and PJ residents. Now the clamor for electoral reform, for the EC chairman and deputy to quit and for re-elections in some of the seats is coming from those who live outstation and they are from the Malay community. This is a very powerful shift because the Malay electorate is the largest and the rural vote is pivotal,” an activist, who has been following the BERSIH and now the Black 505 rallies told Malaysia Chronicle.
Husam picked up for speech made some 10 days ago
Indeed, in what critics believe was a sign of Najib’s panic at the runaway popularity of the Black 505 rallies, police arrested PAS vice president Husam Musa, as he was making his way to the Padang Merbok field.
The arrest was announced by the rally emcee Johari Abdul, who is also the MP for Sungei Petani. The crowd took the news in stunned silence before starting to jeer at the authorities, demanding for Husam’s release.
“I don’t know what this is all about. I was in Kelantan in the past three days. They could have detained me then. I suspect this is to stop me from speaking at the gathering,” Husam had told a news portal.
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Live updates on the ground from theSun team:
3.09pm: Crowd from Brickfields, PAS headquarters and Sogo have reached Dataran Merdeka. Crowd from University Malaya yet to arrive.
3.04pm: Crowd from Brickfields led by Arutchelvan just arrived at Dataran Merdeka opposite Padang Merbok. Crowd estimated to be about ten thousand.
2.53PM: SAMM members chant “Kita tawan Padang Merbok!” as they march near Dataran Merdeka.
2.40pm: The five thousand strong crowd passes Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman.
2.30pm: Crowd from PAS headquarters converges at Sogo, estimated to be around five thousand. Paramedics are on standby.
2.25pm: Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM) members on motorbikes are acting as traffic marshals. Crowd is taking up most of the road across Sogo. There is only one car lane. Most shops in the area are closed, some are in the midst of closing.
2.20pm: Traffic cops giving way to Unit Amal traffic control. Crowd passes Maju Junction headed towards Sogo.
2.12pm: Five hundred strong crowd from Brickfields now marching to Padang Merbok. Crowd chants ” Hidup Rakyat, Jatuh Barisan Nasional”.
2pm: At Brickfields Nurul Izzah pleads with rally goers not to bring along children and babies due to the weather.
1.50pm: Crowd still scattered all the way down the road to Maju Junction and across the street. PAS Non-Muslim Supporters Congress chairman Hu Pang Chow just arrived.
2.30pm: Jln Raja Laut – The size of the crowd causes it to spill over onto the street, leading to traffic congestion along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, as participants prepare to head to the Jalan TAR-Jalan Tun Perak junction.
There are now 4,000 people there.
2.30pm: Brickfields – As the crowd march towards Padang Merbok, more join along the way causing numbers to swell to 2,000 people.
The ‘black’ crowd is chanting slogans such as “Reformasi” and “Long live the people” as they marching along Jalan Tun Sambanthan, towards Jalan Kinabalu.
Traffic police personnel directing traffic do not interrupt the march.
2.25pm: Jln Raja Laut – Participants from the PAS headquarters marches down Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, yelling “Long live the people” and “Down with tyranny” all the while under the watchful eyes of the police, PAS’ Unit Amal and rally marshals.
They arrive and join those already gathered in front of Sogo shopping complex.
Black 505 (1PM-2PM): Masjid Negara: Crowd to march to Padang Merbok after Zuhur
Black 505 (1pm) : All calm at Padang Merbok
Huge crowd making their way down Jalan Tun Perak passing through Dataran Merdeka
Black 505 Rally: Live Updates
Last updated on 22 June 2013 – 01:50pm
KUALA LUMPUR ( JUNE 22, 2013): Supporters of the Black 505 rally to protest against alleged electoral fraud will proceed to Padang Merbok from seven meeting points around the city.
Rally participants will gather at Brickfields, Masjid Negara, Pudu, Jalan Raja Laut, Sogo, Pekeliling and Universiti Malaya before proceeding to Padang Merbok by 3pm.
This will be the 15th Black 505 rally to be held in protest against alleged misconduct by the Election Commission during the 13th General Election.
Live updates on the ground from theSun team:
1.48pm: Supporters numbering about 1,000 preparing to march to Padang Merbok from Jalan Pudu.
1.44pm: At Brickfields Hishamuddin Rais and Arutchelvan urge crowd to stay calm and not respond to provocation while marching. Arutchelvan declares ” We are going to take over Padang Merbok!”
1.20pm: Rafizi Ramli confirms meeting with Tengku Adnan. No change of venue for rally.
1.16pm: Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor met with rally organisers, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and police at Padang Merbok to discuss change of venue for rally. No decision yet from organisers, but they are expected to stay put with regards to the venue.
1.14pm: Tian Chua is addressing the crowd at Sogo estimated to be about a few hundred.
1.09pm: Crowd numbering about 2,000, mostly clad in black seen in vicinity of Masjid Negara. The crowd are preparing for Zohor prayers. Stalls seen erected around the mosque. Expected to start walking to Padang Merbok at 2pm.
1.05pm: Arutchelvan arrives at Brickfields. Once Nurul Izzah arrives, crowd will march towards Padang Merbok.
1pm: At Brickfields only S. Barathidasan from Warga Aman and Harris Ibrahim of ABU was seen. No sign of Nurul Izzah or Arutchelvan as yet.
12.30pm: At PAS headquarters in Jalan Raja Laut, About 100 people including senior citizens and young children seen walking towards Maju Junction. An ambulance is parked right outside the building in case of emergencies.
‘Black 505’: Crowd swells, thousands in KL city
1.10pm: Masjid Negara – PKR deputy president Azmin Ali arrives and is greeted by party supporters.
Also present is Selangor PAS chief Dr Abdul Rani Osman.
Supporters are seen entering the mosque to perform the Zohor prayers before the march to Padang Merbok.
1pm: Jln Raja Laut – PKR vice-president Tian Chua arrives at the Sogo shopping complex, where he will lead a group to march to Padang Merbok.
The crowd here has swelled to 1,000.
1.00pm: Universiti Malaya – One hour before the march to Padang Merbok is to begin, the number of participants at the Ar-Rahman mosque at Universiti Malaya is still only less than 100 people.
Most of them are youngsters and students activists. The crowd is supposed to march towards Brickfields, to join forces with the crowd there.
Several party leaders and student activists are delivering speeches to those gatheres, including PKR Bukit Katil MP Shamsul Iskandar Akin and student activist Adam Adli Abdul Halim.