Friday, 9 November 2007

No Permit!

Oh please.

You have SO gotta be kidding!!!

Would anyone expect UMNO and its cronies to issue a permit for a rally against themselves?

A rally that speaks the voice of the people who refuse to be silenced anymore?

Of course the best weapon they can employ is to frighten the people into staying home.

No permit for Dataran Merdeka rally

KUALA LUMPUR: No permit has been issued for the planned rally at Dataran Merdeka tomorrow, city CID chief Deputy Comm Datuk Zulhasnan Najib Baharuddin said.

He said a non-governmental organisation sent in an application on Nov 3 for permission to hold the gathering but the application was rejected on Nov 6 by Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Zulkarnain Abd Rahman.

He refused to elaborate on the reasons for the rejection. Earlier reports said that Parti Keadilan Rakyat was the main organiser of the rally.

DCP Zulhasnan said the NGO could appeal through him for a permit 48 hours before the rally.

He, however, said he had yet to receive any appeal letter from the party.


Members of the public have been advised not to take part in the gathering, as it was an offence to carry out an assembly without a permit.

He said he had also advised the NGO not to go ahead with the rally as the permit had not been issued.

“They can go to the Istana Negara to hand over their memorandum but there must be fewer than 10 people,” he added.

Less than 10 people?

What's the criteria for appointing these people to their positions? Mental retardation, apart from allegiance to UMNO (which come to think of it, is synonymous)?

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