Cops say no go to Jamal's anti-S'gor gov't rally in Ampang

Modified 16 Oct 2015, 12:34 pm

Police today said it will not permit Sungai Besar Umno chief Jamal Md Yunos to go ahead with a demonstration aimed at protesting against the purported poor management of the Selangor government.

The protest is due to take place this Sunday at a shopping mall in Ampang.

Ampang Jaya district police chief Khairuddin Saad urged the public against joining the rally, stating that it did not comply with the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA), according to Sin Chew Daily.

"If the organiser insists on organising the rally the police will take the necessary action," he was quoted as saying.

Khairuddin said the planners of the protest had informed the police, as well as the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council, about the rally.

However, he said the municipal council had rejected the organiser's request to use Spectrum Ampang as a venue for the protest.

Under the PAA, rally organisers are required to seek permission from the owner of the venue that they intend to use for their protest.

Khairuddin said that police had to date received a number of reports against the rally.

Last Saturday, Jamal had last threatened to protest in the state constituency of PKR president Wan Azizah Wan Ismail in Kajang but later called off the plan and settled for Ampang instead.

Jamal was best known for his involvement in the red shirt rally on September 16 which was racially-charged and turned violent when protesters tried to storm Petaling Street, also known as Chinatown.

The protest was only broken up after the Federal Reserve Unit moved in on them with water cannon.