21 September 2017
PETALING JAYA: The “Sayangi Malaysia, Hapuskan Kleptokrasi” (Love Malaysia, End Kleptocracy) rally planned for Oct 14 is expected to draw 100,000 people, according to the organisers.
Amanah Youth deputy chief Faiz Fadzil Noor, who is among the organisers of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) event, said a team of medics would be present at the rally at Padang Timur here to ensure the safety of participants.
“We hope that as many Malaysians as possible come to this rally. We are expecting about 100,000 people.
“It will be a peaceful and safe rally,” he assured at a press conference at the PPBM headquarters here today.
Faiz said the rally would have a carnival-like atmosphere, and take place from 4pm to midnight.
The programme will include activities such as talks featuring top PH leaders, cultural performances and a short film competition, along with 30 booths set aside for traders.
Faiz also said there would be an exhibition to explain the meaning of the term kleptocracy, which he noted was new to Malaysia but was widely used globally.
Abide by law, and rally can go on, Ahmad Zahid tells opposition
Last updated on 25 July 2017 – 04:01pm
PUTRAJAYA: The government will allow a planned mammoth rally by Pakatan Harapan against the federal administration on Oct 14, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Ahmad Zahid said the opposition can proceed with the rally, on condition it fulfills all the requirements under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 – the provision of a notice to the authorities prior to the rally, and the selection of a suitable venue.
“If they can abide by all these requirements, the government, and specifically the Home Ministry, is open to allowing (the rally to take place). If not, then no,” he told a press conference after the Home Ministry’s monthly assembly here today.
Ahmad Zahid said the Barisan Nasional government would not feel threatened by claims that the rally would attract tens of thousands of participants, claiming that Bersih had also done the same in their rallies.
“We hope the silent majority, who will not join the rally, will continue to support the ruling government,” he said.